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Book Vs Movie “The Cider House Rules” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“The Cider House Rules”

The 1985 John Irving Novel Vs. The 1999 Miramax Adaptation

 

Finally! The Margos have been asked to cover John Irving ‘s The Cider House Rules many times so we decided to tackle it during the coldest winter known in the U.S. for ages.  Here we discuss the interesting career of Irving and how he adapted his own sprawling novel into a neat and tidy Miramax film. Book Vs Movie–which did we like better? Tune in to find out! (Link below.)

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • John Irving’s writing career
  • The world of Miramax films in the early 2000s
  • The changes Irving himself made with the adaptation
  • Michael Caine’s incredible performance
  • The social politics of the movie (would it fly these days?)
  • The gorgeous New England locations used in the film.

Clips used:

The Cider House Rules original theatrical trailer

John Irving winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Ukelele Lady by Vaughn De Leath

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Book Vs Movie “Auntie Mame” Replay 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“Auntie Mame”

The 1955 Patrick Dennis Novel Vs. The Rosalind Russell Classic Film

 

The Margos decided to celebrate the holiday season by honoring  the most joyful book/movie they have covered yet–“Auntie Mame!” They compare and contrast between the 1955 Patrick Dennis novel and the 1958 classic movie starring the incomparable Rosalind Russell. Have a sip of something bubbly and enjoy!  

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • The complicated life of author Patrick Dennis
  • The amazing Rosalind Russell
  • The big differences between the book and movie
  • Art Direction for the set and the jaw-dropping costumes
  • The inspiration for the lead character
  • The conservatism of the 1950s
  • How quickly Rosalind Russell can speak dialogue
  • Lucille Ball vs. Angela Landsbury musical “Mames”

Clips used:

Rosalind Russell being amazing

Cool Yule

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Book Vs Movie Podcast “A Christmas Carol” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

the 2009 Jim Carey Animated Movie

The Margos continue their holiday celebrations with the all-time classic “A Christmas Carol”  by Charles Dickens. There have been hundreds of adaptations on the theme of Scrooge and is ultimate salvation but only one features stop motion animation and Jim Carey so we pair the discussion with Disney’s A Christmas Carol directed by Book Vs Movie favorite Robert Zemeckis.

We had SO much fun recording this episode!  

Topics we cover here:

  • The incredible life story of Charles Dickens and the reasons he wrote A Christmas Carol
  • How England changed how they celebrate Christmas after the publication
  • Our favorite adaptations of the work
  • Jim Carey’s frenetic performance

Clips used:

Sir Patrick Stewart reading

Jim Carey as the Ghost of Christmas past & Scrooge

Vanessa Williams Sleigh Ride”

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

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

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.

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
  • The insane art direction in the movie (The Margos are NOT fans)
  • Taylor Momson’s wonderful performance

Clips used:

Boris Karloff reading

Taylor Momson sings “Where Are You Christmas

Thurl Ravenscroft You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

 

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Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Exorcist” 0

 

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Exorcist”

The Margos get a little spooky before the holiday season with the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty.  Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic.

Director William Friedkin in 1973 just came off an incredible spate of box office successes including 1971’s The French Connection giving him an Academy Award for Best Director. The Exorcist became the biggest financial success of his career but turned out to be something of a curse as well.

The hosts read the book, watched the movie and decide which they like better in this episode. Plus, they talk about trivia about the book and movie.

In this episode they discuss:

  • The backstory of the “real” exorcism from the 1950s
  • Author William Peter Blatty’s writing process
  • The story behind the major casting choices
  • How some of the more famous scenes were created
  • The supposed “Exorcist” curse.

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Chris (Ellen Burstyn) speaks to doctors

Fathers Karas (Jason Miller) and Merrin (Max von Sydow) cast out the demon

“The Devil” and pea soup

Outro Music: “Tubular Bellsr”  

Thanks to Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast for the promo!

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Book Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep “Firestarter” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast: Bonus Mini Ep

Firestarter”

Margo D.  is joined in this bonus mini episode with Chris Smith of The Dorking Out Show podcast to talk about one of the earlier Stephen King adaptations Firestarter. Smith listened to the book and they both watched the movie and decide which they like better–the book or the movie.

In this episode they discuss:

  • Their picks for their favorite and least favorite Stephen King adaptations
  • The basic plot of the book and how it differs from the film
  • Stephen King’s writing style (and quirky dialogue choices)
  • The all-star cast including Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, Art Carney and George C. Scott
  • A very disturbing subplot in the book/movie most people would miss
  • The real villain of this movie–the director!
  • What is Stephen King’s obsession with fat people?
  • All of the books from the 1980s he now owns the rights to once again (Firestarter is on there!)

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Charlie (Drew Barrymore) uses her powers on her mom (Heather Locklear)

Charlie uses her power on the feds

Outro Music: “Don’t Fear the Reaper”  by Blue Oyster Cult

 

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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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