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Book Vs. Movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Replay) 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss

The 1957 Children’s Classic Vs.

The 1966 TV special & the 2000 Ron Howard-directed Film

The Margos get into the holiday spirit talking about the all-time holiday favorite “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss. In this episode, we explore the differences between 1957 children’s classic book and the two filmed properties of it (the 1966 TV classic and the 2000 rowdy Jim Carey version.)

Which did the Margos like best? You need to click on the link below to find out.

By the way, we know that some people are interested in hearing about the new Benedict Cumberbatch animated film “The Grinch.” However, we never cover films that are currently in movie theaters and are NOT easily available online/streaming so you will have to wait until this time next year to hear our thoughts about it. (We are sure it is pretty great because he is a smart, classy dude.)

Now, please enjoy this episode originally recorded in 2016 (after that very memorable election.)

Topics we cover here:

  • The backstory of Theodore Seuss Geisel and his less than cheery view of children
  • Figuring out between John Ford, Tom Ford, and Glenn Ford
  • His San Diego roots
  • Dr. Seuss’s left-leaning politics
  • The thinking behind the story of the Grinch
  • The voice actors in the TV special
  • How Jim Carey won the part
  • The 8-hour grueling makeup sessions with a dyed, yak-furred suit (yikes!)
  • The insane art direction in the movie (The Margos are NOT fans)
  • Taylor Momson’s wonderful performance

Clips used:

50th Anniversary DVD trailer

2000 Ron Howard film trailer

Boris Karloff reading

Taylor Momson sings “Where Are You Christmas

Thurl RavenscroftYou’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

 

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Book Vs. Movie “Love, Simon” 0

Book Vs Movie podcast

Love, Simon”

The 2015 novel Vs the 2018 movie

The Margos are back in high school with this super-charming story of a teenager, Simon Spier, who is hiding a big secret from his friends and family.  Well, except for one person whom he emails daily but has no idea who he is as they use fake names to communicate. You see, Simon (who identifies as “Jacques” in his emails with “Blue”) is gay and struggling with his growing sexual interest.

Simon is loved by his parents and friends and feels mostly safe in his Atlanta-adjacent home but he still worries about being bullied in high school by not well-meaning jocks and bullies. Plus, he worries about disappointing his parents (though they come across as being very open-minded in both the novel and film.)

In fact, everything seems to be going well for Simon until fellow student Martin finds out his secret and blackmails him into setting him up with Abby (who is the first person Simon comes out to and that causes a problem with his best friend Leah. Lots of “friend” drama here!)

The book (titled Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) debuted in 2015 by first-time novelist Becky Albertalli who spent years working as a clinical psychologist working mainly with teenagers. It was a big hit upon its release and was soon sold to be adapted into the film.

In this show, we discuss the differences between book and movie, and there are several to dive into here. Which version did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out!

 

We are sponsored by Penguin Books in this ep!

Natalie C. Parker, author of the Beware the Wild duology offers her own feminist take on an adventure with Seafire, which follows Caledonia Styx, the captain of an all-female ship, on her quest to save her brother and take down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.

This is the first book in a trilogy about Caledonia whose family was killed by warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets. She captains the ship Mors Navis with a crew of women and girls like her who lost their homes and families because of Aric and his men.

Parker is a lifelong fan of SciFi but has always felt a frustration with the lack of strong female characters in her favorite books. In fact, Natalie remembers telling her mother at a young age that

In regards The Hobbit, “MOM, do you know how many girls are in this book? ONE. And she was a spider.”

This book is thrilling, makes for an excellent gift and will be on sale 50% off the weekend between Friday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 24th at all Barnes & Nobles locations throughout the U.S.!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

Clips used: 

  • Love, Simon trailer
  • Montage of kids coming out as “straight” to their parents
  • Simon coming out to his parents
  • Simon’s mother tells him to “exhale”
  • Ms. Albright calls out the homophobic kids
  • Outro Music: Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks

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Book Vs Movie

Ready Player One”

The Margos Put on Their Game-Faces in This Hyper 80s Ep

The Margos are feeling stoked about this 1980s-centric soaked episode talking about a much-requested book/movie Ready Player One from first time author Ernest Cline. This pop-culture stuffed tale features more gamer references than anything we have remotely covered in the past so we are a bit nervous about how accurate we will be, (Be kind if you are a first-time listener!)

Both book and movie have the same basic plot–set in the miserable 2040s, Wade Watts is a teenage orphan who wishes for a life outside the stacked trailer parks. In fact, most people are unhappy with the real world and choose to escape to the virtual world known as OASIS. Created by shy genius James Halliday, the OASIS survives after his recent death but he left several clues (“easter eggs”) for one person to discover and inherit his entire fortune and corporation.

Wade (who goes by the moniker Parzival in OASIS) along with his crush Art3mis, best friend Aech and pals Daito and Sho is determined to find every easter egg in the hunt and his vast knowledge of both popular and obscure pop culture trivia sends him on an amazing journey.

Cline sold the book and movie within days of each other in 2010 and serves as the co-screenwriter of the Steven Spielberg adaptation. (We seem to cover a ton of Spielberg on this show!)

Which version did the Margo like better? Check out the link at the bottom of the page to find out.

 

We are sponsored by Penguin Books in this ep! Marie Lu follows up her New York Times bestseller WARCROSS with WILDCARD which follows the story of Emika Chen who just made it out of the Warcross Championships alive and is now seeking to end Hideo’s plan for good. Emika joins the Phoenix Riders on the streets of Tokyo and there is a bounty on her head. How far will she go to ultimately take down the man she loves?

Lu (who is also the author of the mega-hit “Legends” series) draws from her personal experience in the video game industry where she is creating a world that is revolved around a game that takes over the world. This is a thriller that serves as a satisfying ending to this unique tale. It’s available in hardcover, Kindle, and as an audiobook.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The interesting “slam poetry” past of author Ernest Cline
  • The major differences between the book and the Spielberg movie
  • The plethora of pop culture references featured in both
  • Which artists and musicians the Margos feel were wrongfully excluded
  • The casting of the movie including Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg.

Clips Featured:

  • Ready Player One first trailer
  • Parzival/.Wade (Tye Sheridan) and Art3mis/ Samantha (Olivia Cooke) at the nightclub
  • Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) meets Wade
  • Aech/Helen in “The Shining
  • James Halliday (Mark Rylance) gives Wade the “jade egg”
  • Outro Music: Jump by Van Halen

 

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Book Vs Movie Bonus Ep “Psychology in Films” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Ep

with David Hart “Talk Film Society”

“Psychology in the Movies”

In this bonus ep (which originally dropped in November 2016) Margo D. talks with guest David Hart, writer at Talk Film Society, about four psychological illnesses and/or traits and pick one film each that best represents them. David is a former Psychology Intern at VA Sierra Nevada System and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology.

The categories chosen for this ep:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Narcissism
  • Sociopathy

Agree or disagree with our choices? Let us know in the comments below.

If you need help with any of these disorders please visit Psychology Today “Find a Therapist” or Talk Space.

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Book Vs Movie “Thank You for Smoking” (Replay) 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“Thank You for Smoking” (Replay)

The 1994 Satirical Novel by Christopher Buckley Vs. Jason Reitman’s Directorial Debut

 

The Margos get all satirical in this smokey ep talking about all things talking about “Thank You for Smoking.” (Well–while Margo P. was fighting laryngitis!)

This episode originally aired in February 2017 and we figured because of the big election coming up–it was a good time to release a Washington D.C centric ep. Enjoy!

In this ep they discuss:

  • The background of author Christopher Buckley
  • The differences between the 1994 novel & the 2006 film
  • Our favorite performances
  • The Margos personal experiences with smoking
  • Margo P’s illness
  • The amazing Rob Lowe and Aaron Eckhart
  • Katie Holmes’ and Aaron Eckhart’s love scene and if Tom Cruise enforced some editing
  • The LACK of smoking in the film
  • How much damn smoking that used to be a part of our world.

Audio Clips:

  • Tex Williams: Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!
  • The “MOD Squad” Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello and David Koechner
  • “Father and Son” Aaron Eckhart and Cameron Bright
  • “Jeff Megall Scene” Rob Lowe, Aaron Eckhart and Adam Brody

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Book Vs Movie “Carrie” (Stephen King’s Debut Novel Vs the Brian DePalma Film) 0

 

Book Vs Movie

Carrie”

The Margos Take on the Stephen King Classic in this Redo Ep

It’s October and the Margos are SO excited to revisit a classic Stephen King tale–Carrie which we originally covered in 2014 (using the old, old way we recorded back in the early days.)  This is not only King’s first movie adaptation but it is also based on his first published novel. There are so many changes between book & movie that we wanted to give it a modern treatment (meaning better sound and lots of clips!)

Just how different is the original novel versus the Brian DePalma masterpiece of horror?  Whoo boy—there were some major changes made (and for very good reason in many instances.)

So which did the Margos like better? Book or Movie? Check out the link below to find out!

Once again, we are SO lucky to have Penguin Books sponsor this episode! The Margos are thrilled to be asked to talk about author Ransom Riggs‘ newest “Miss Peregrine’s story”–A Map of Days which is on sale right now.

This is the fourth novel in the series and lead character Jacob Portman’s life in the United States is the setting for this newest adventure. Get your copy today! (It makes for a great gift, by the way.)

In this ep the Margos discuss :

Clips Featured:

  • Stephen King interviewed by MPR’s “Talking Volumes” in 2009
  • Carrie  1976 trailer
  • Carrie White being told she is a sinner by her mother
  • Miss Collins (Betty Buckley) talks with Tommy Ross and Sue Snell
  • Carrie unleashes her power at the prom
  • Outro Music: Carrie closing credits (Music by Pino Donaggio)

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Book Vs Movie “Rosemary’s Baby” (Replay) 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay Ep!)

Rosemary’s Baby”

Special Podcast Guest Juliette Miranda and Margo D. Take a Close Look at the Classic Book and Movie

 

Margo D. (co-host of Book Vs. Movie) and Juliette Miranda of the Unwritable Rant podcast turn up the spookiness in this episode talking about the classic Ira Levin novel and the venerated film directed by Roman Polanski.

This originally ran last year. Enjoy!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The incredible work of Ira Levin
  • Mia Farrow’s incredible performance and offscreen troubles with husband Frank Sinatra (!)
  • The near perfect direction by Roman Polanski and how he frames his shots.
  • The weird rape scene featuring a rather unfortunate “hairy paw”
  • How strong (or weak) the character of Rosemary is at different times in the movie.

Clips used:

Rosemary’s Baby  TV trailer

Rosemary’s dream sequence

The morning after Rosemary’s baby ceremony

Rosemary and Dr. Hill

“His eyes!”

Outro Music: Rosemary’s Baby theme by Mia Farrow, Krysztof Komeda

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Book Vs Movie “The Dead Zone” Stephen King Bonus Ep (Replay) 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Stephen King Ep

“The Dead Zone” 

with Margo D. and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast

Margo D. and Deana of Twisted Philly meet again to talk about Stephen King adaptations with this episode focused on the 1979 book/ 1983 movie ‘The Dead Zone.’ 

In this special bonus ep they discuss:

  • Differences between the 1979 novel and the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed film.
  • The almost insane sexiness of Christopher Walken and his amazing navy-colored pea coat.
  • The A-list cast and incredible outdoor locations.
  • Whether or not King was foreshadowing the future with the character of Greg Stillson.
  • Why every parent should listen to a reluctant psychic
  • Why on earth was Johnny waiting for his wedding night?

Which did we like better? Listen to the show to find out.

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Book Vs Movie “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” 0

Book Vs Movie

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

The Washing Irving Short Story Classic  Vs the Tim Burton Movie

The Margos are back and talking about spooky books & movies since, duh–it’s October! This is our favorite month of the year and we have so much fun talking about one of our best-loved stories from our childhood– The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by the fascinating Washington Irving.  The only hard part about this episode was deciding which version of the movie we should cover (there are several!) In the end, we decided to stick with one of our favorite directors, Tim Burton and his reimaging of the tale– Sleepy Hollow.  

We begin by looking at the incredible life of the author and how a yellow fever epidemic (prevalent in his childhood) made him familiar with the ghost stories of Hudson Valley, New York. Also, how the youngest of eleven children named for the first President of the United States took his lifelong love of writing and history to become America’s first famous “man of letters.”

(If you are a fan of New York City trivia and/or the origin of Christmas traditions–you will be especially happy with this ep!)

After that, we once again go into the film archives of Tim Burton and check out his unique take on not only the character of the historically smarmy, school teacher and not-handsome-at-all Ichabod Crane (played as a hot NYC police investigator by Johnny Depp) and the plot of the story which here centers around magic and spells.

So which did the Margos like better? Book or Movie? Check out the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The NBC Halloween special which starred Jeff Goldblum and is unfortunately not available by streaming service.
  • The 1949 Disney movie (The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad) that scared both Margos in our childhoods.
  • The opportunity to choose from over 40 different versions of the audiobook.
  • How the term Nickerbocker (“The Nicks,”) Gotham and the phrase “the almighty dollar” are all attributed to Washington Irving.
  • The various interpretations of the short story and the meaning behind Ichabod’s disappearance.
  • The incredible look of Tim Burton movies and the art direction by Rick Heinrichs and Peter Young who won the Academy Award in 2000.
  • The main differences between the short story and movie.
  • Plus, we are movie trivia and our thoughts on the casting including Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken, and Miranda Richardson.

Clips Featured:

  • Ichabod by Bing Crosby and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaries (Ichabod 1949)
  • Sleepy Hollow  trailer
  • The story behind the Headless Horseman
  • Outro Music: The Headless Horseman by Bing Crosby and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaries (Ichabod 1949)

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Book Vs Movie Podcast “Frankenstein” (Replay) 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

Frankenstein”

The Margos take on the wildest adaptation of the show’s history with the sublime Frankenstein compared to the frankly ridiculous Kenneth Branagh 1994 film.

The Margos get very gothic and silly sometimes trying to wrap their heads around Mary Shelley ‘s venerated classic novel with Henry V director Kenneth Branagh’s wildly acted and directed film. How crazy is this adaptation? How about a dance sequence between a zombie Helena Bonham Carter and Robert De Niro as “the monster?”

This film is completely cray-cray but the backstory of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is one of the greatest tales of 19th Century literature and we definitely dive into her fascinating life story. Plus, all of the machinations that led to the publishing of her book in 1818 and the revisions in the 1831 version.

Also, we are SO lucky to have Penguin Books sponsor this episode! The Margos are thrilled to be asked to talk about author Ransom Riggs‘ newest “Miss Peregrine’s story”–A Map of Days which you can pre-order now! (It goes on sale October 2, 2018.) This is the fourth novel in the series and lead character Jacob Portman’s life in the United States is the setting for this newest adventure. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Also, in this episode we discuss:

  • Fan theories about whether or not this is a feminist novel and writer Sady Doyle ‘s incredible fan theory about who the creature is based on!
  • Kenneth Branagh’s  insane adaptation (and shirtless performance)
  • The different actors who played the creature over the years.
  • The incredible life of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and the inspirations for her book
  • The “Year Without a Summer”
  • How truly awful the score and screenplay are by some normally talented people.

Clips used:

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  TV trailer

Elizabeth and Creature “dance” sequence

Outro Music: Frankenstein by The Edgar Winter Group

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