The HM Cain Hard-Boiled Classic Novel to Slightly Gritty 1945 Classic Film
The Margos put on some extra shoulder pads and finish out their Joan Crawford movie streak with the 1945 classic film noir Mildred Pierce which is based on 1941 novel by JM Cain. In this pot boiler of an ep they discuss
Joan Crawford’s amazing performance
The handsy-ness of the male characters
Differences between the book and movie (Thank Hays Code!)
The awfulness of Veda
The sexiness of the 2011 Mini Series starring Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce
P.L. Travers vs Walt Disney (with a touch of “Saving Mr. Banks” and “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers“)
Our newest episode is “perfectly perfect in every way” (well, we come pretty damn close!) Here we discuss the classic 1934 children’s novel versus the 1964 Walt Disney multiple Oscar winning film. Topics we cover:
The interesting (and complicated) life of P.L. Travers/Helen Lyndon Goff/”Ginty”
The Sherman brothers who wrote all of the music and lyrics
Walt Disney’s vision of the film versus the author’s intentions for the character.
The plethora of differences between the novel and film.
Differences between the relationship of Mary and Bert between the book and movie.
Clips used in this episode:
“supercalifragilisticexpialidociousl”Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke
“Feed the Birds” Julie Andrews
P.L. Travers and Disney staff discuss the script (the last clip from “Saving Mr. Banks“)