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Book Vs Movie “The Princess Bride” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Princess Bride”

The Margos dissect the differences between the 1973 William Goldman novel from the 1987 cult classic film directed by Rob Reiner

Inconceivable! The Margos decided to redo a Book Vs. Movie podcast ep by taking on one more time (and even better) the book/movie The Princess Bride. We are always surprised to find that our listeners did not realize that beloved classic movie was at one time a book. And that said book is very meta and multi-layered. Spoiler–we love BOTH of the versions of The Princess Bride and are so excited to be able to talk about it all once again!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The origins of the novel and its long history in turnaround
  • The plethora of differences between the book and movie
  • How the movie eventually became a cult classic
  • The incredible cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Chris Sarandon and Billy Crystal.
  • Andrea the Giant’s real proportions and the experience he had making the movie

Clips used:

The Princess Bride TV trailer

“Miracle Max” scene

Mandy Patinkin and Christopher Guest final battle

Vezinni and Iocane powder duel

Outro Music: “Storybook Love”  by Mark Knopfler

 

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Book Vs Movie REPLAY “The Social Network” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“The Social Network”

Which version of Zuckerberg is the real one? 

 

In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book “The Accidental Billionaire” that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our third Fincher adaptation!)

There is SO much to uncover here between what the world was like when Facebook was created, the state it was in at the time of the film’s release in 2010 and how the world uses Facebook now.

Trigger warning–we may get a little political here! 🙂

In this episode they discuss:

  • The interesting non-writing life of author Ben Mezrich
  • The true importance of Harvard clubs
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s multiple lawsuits
  • The amazing cast in the film
  • The music of Trent Reznor
  • How Facebook has changed over the years.
  • The BIG differences between book, movie and real life

Clips Featured:

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) deposition

The Winklevoos Twins (Armie Hammer) at the President’s office

Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) gets fired

Mark Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes

Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live

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Book Vs Movie “The Witches of Eastwick” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Witches of Eastwick”

The Margos dissect the differences between the 1983 novel from John Updike and the 1987 film starring Jack Nicholson.

The Book Vs. Movie podcast is in a witchy mood in this episode when the Margos talk about the 1983 book written by John Updike and the movie starring Jack Nicholson. It’s been 30 (!) years since this George Miller (Mad Max) directed film came onto to the consciousness of world culture. So how does it hold up and what differences did they make from the novel and film? Listen to find out. (Also which we prefer. It’s a doozy this time!) 

In this episode we discuss:

  • John Updike’s many literary achievements.
  • How freaking 80s is this story?
  • The performances of the leads including Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.
  • The special effects which were considered pretty amazing at the time.
  • The crazy pants direction and ending of the film

Clips used:

The Witches of Eastwick TV trailer

Cher dressing down Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson hamming it up in church

Outro Music: “Witchy Woman”  by The Eagles

 

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Book Vs Movie Bonus Ep “Spielberg” Documentary Review 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Episode

Speilberg”

The Margos talk about the excellent HBO documentary of one of the best book-to-movie adaptors in the business

 

The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes a different turn today with our first review–the HBO documentary Spielberg. After covering two episodes featuring Steven Spielberg as director (Jaws and Jurassic Park) and with many more surely to come we felt it was the perfect time to look at his full body of work.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Steven Spielberg’s lonely childhood
  • The inspiration for many of his most iconic scenes
  • His friendship with Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.
  • His adorable parents
  • The amazing film legacy he has created

 

Clips used:

Spielberg TV trailer

Outro Music: “Flying Theme from E.T The Extraterrestrial”  by John Williams

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Book Vs. Movie “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

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, 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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Book Vs Movie “The Hunger Games” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Hunger Games”

Part 1 of Suzanne Collins’ Trilogy Versus the Jennifer Lawrence Megahit Film

Book Vs. Movie finally takes on the Suzanne Collins’ classic 2008 novel The Hunger Games and compare it to the 2012 movie–both smash hits. We were a little scared to take this on as the trilogy as it has some very fervent fans. But the Margos are as fearless as a tribute from District 12 so we grab our bow & arrow and take aim at each work of art.

What are the differences between the two? Which did the Margos like better? Click the link below to find out.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The popularity of the trilogy
  • The casting of all of the leads
  • How Suzanne Collins adapted her book to screen
  • Why dystopian novels are all the rage
  • Our favorite scenes from the book and how well the movie captured them.

 

Clips used:

The Hunger Games TV trailer

Katniss volunteers to tribute

Katniss declares her ‘love” for Peeta

Outro Music: “The Hunger Games by Simon & James Newton Howard

 

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Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Graduate” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Graduate”

Did we find a book even worse than Jaws to cover? Oh, we may have done just that!

 

The Book Vs. Movie podcast goes straight to the 60s (but man, it really feels like the 50s sometimes, no?) Turns out the 1967 classic film starring Dustin Hoffman and directed by Mike Nichols was adapted by an obscure novel by a very peculiar man, Charles Webb.

What are the differences between the two? Which did the Margos like better? Click the link below to find out.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The unusual life of Charles Webb and his wife Fred!
  • The career of MIke Nichols up to this point.
  • The casting of Benjamin Braddock and how different Dustin Hoffman is versus the character described in the book.
  • How “rebellious” the characters really are (or aren’t)
  • The amazing music by Simon & Garfunkle

Clips used:

The Graduate TV trailer

Mrs. Robinson seducing Ben

Ben orders a room

Mr. Robinson confronts Ben

Outro Music: “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkle

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Book Vs Movie Replay “Goodfellas” (RIP Frank Vincent) 0

Book Vs. Movie

Wiseguy Vs Goodfellas

 

The Margos have no fear of getting whacked after this episode as we are huge fans of both the Nicholas Pileggi 1986 nonfiction book and the classic 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese. Here we compare and contrast between book versus movie and have some big opinions about them.

Discussed in this ep:

  • How the book came to be
  • Why Martin Scorsese chose to direct another mob picture after Mean Streets
  • The main differences between the real life criminals and the actors who played them.
  • The frenzied life of Henry Hill
  • Those classic over-the-top scenes in the movie
  • What happened to all of the main characters

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Book Vs Movie: “Jaws” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast Redo

Jaws”

For all of you who have told us that “the book is always better the the movie,” get ready to eat crow!

The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes on (again!) the 1975 classic movie Jaws as well as the truly not-so-great 1974 novel from the otherwise very thoughtful author (and shark supporter) Peter Benchley. We covered this topic two years ago but our old ways of recording thing leaves quite a bit to be desired so we decided to take it on again. (Besides, who doesn’t love watching Jaws for the hundredth time?)

In this ep the Margos talk about Peter Benchley’s background, his inspiration for the novel, how Cosmopolitan magazine is responsible for it becoming a film and as much much gossip and behind-the-scenes trivia we can muster about the incredible Stephen Spielberg classic.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • Peter and his wife Wendy who years after Jaws came out, became advocates for sharks and the waters that harbor them.
  • The trials and tribulations Spielberg went through to get his movie made.
  • The tension between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw
  • How the summer blockbuster changed movies forever
  • Inspired by Robert Shaw’s USS Indianapolis speech, an 11-year old boy named Hunter Scott began his own investigation of the disaster and exonerated the captain’s name (You can get his book Left For Dead at Amazon.)

Clips used:

Peter Benchley talks about regretting the demonization of sharks

Jaws TV trailer

Quint (Robert Shaw) “I will find your fish” and “U.S.S. Indianapolis”

Except from the Jaws audiobook

Outro Music: “Mr. Jaws by Dickie Goodman

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The Mist Recap Ep 9: Plus, “Top 5 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 9 “The Waking Dream”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots”

It’s time to recap episode 9 of  Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production plus, they choose their own “Top 5 Most Wanted Stephen King Reboots.”

The podcast clip is at the bottom of this post but here are the basics of this week’s show:

 

The Car:

Bryan/Jonah (Ozekie Morro) Mia (Danica Curcic) and Adrian (Russell Posner) are in the car and Adrian tells the story about how he became a psycho (all kinds of bullies and dad stuff here.)

Running around Brigdon, Maine:

Kevin (Morgan Spector) is not dead and Vic (Erik Knudsen) is redeeming himself by saving him. (I like Vic in this episode!) They decide to go from house to house to gather supplies as they head out to the mall. At one such house they find dead Arrowhead soldiers.

They are chased by a guy with a gun and Vic knocks him out. Well not really, the guy pulls a grenade and blows himself up.  Out of the ashes Kevin is confronted with all kinds of weirdness as The Mist comes into the room. All of the people he has killed are showing up and he is eventually confronted with his own image carrying a bat!

Kevin then kills…Kevin #2.

He and Vic head out in an army vehicle to the mall.

The Mall:

Eve (Alyssa Sutherland) is holding Jay  (Luke Cosgrove) hostage and he asks why bother if  isn’t ultimately going to let him live. They have a back and forth about the rape and she mentions his father being a total creep.

Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) blames Alex (Gus Birney) for killing Shelly knowing full well he is lying. The mall peeps turn into an angry mob and want to head out to find Alex and kill her.–by hanging. Because she is “evil.”  But Gus thinks they should just send her out into The Mist instead (forgetting that she is immune to it.)

The gang from the car are now at the mall with no idea what is happening there. Adrian tells Alex and Eve that Kevin is dead and is putting on a real show about it. Alex really becomes upset about this news and Eve is trying to stay strong. Adrian claims his father killed Kevin.

The mall villagers are taking their tiki torches (so to speak) to look for Alex.  

Eve, Alex, Jay and Adrian get locked up together. Adrian looks mighty pissed at how happy she is to see Jay.

Bryan/Jonah and Mia are staying in the camping store and she gives her back story about her awful boyfriend that she left.  Mia wants to run away with him after the whole Mist thing gets resolved. However, we need to learn his backstory first.

Bryan/Jonah is looking for supplies and someone recognizes him. His name is Wes (Greg Hovanssian) and they get into a skirmish. Wes ties him up and then salutes him so basically Bryan/Jonah is in charge–we are to assume. But who knows?

The Sewer:

Nathalie (Frances Conroy) and Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) are having a fun time heading to the mall whilst underground. There is a couple (Trevor and Ursula) with them and you know they won’t make it. (Easter egg about the rats and Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift short stories.)

Trevor breaks his leg and Nathalie is all “bye Felicia!” and says they need to abandon him. Ursula attempts to save her husband’s life and Connor kills her. Then rats show up and eat the couple.

Nathalie and Connor have a weird Mother Nature moment involving caresses and a rat. They head to the mall.

And that is it for episode 9!

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