Book vs. Movie

Book Vs Movie “Rosemary’s Baby” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

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. It took a year to make this show happen but it’s now ready, 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: “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!

Guest Host Info:

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“The Mist” Recap: Ep 3 “Show and Tell” PLUS Top 5 Stephen King Villains 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep:”The Mist” Recap

Episode 3 “Show and Tell”

It’s episode three  of the 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 do their weekly recap of the Spike TV production. Is the show getting better each episode?

To be honest, we have been struggling to really enjoy this series. As two die-hard King fans we have been a little disappointed in this particular effort (feeling shades of Under the Dome versus the strange awesomeness of 1991’s Golden Years miniseries.) Is it the writing? Direction? Special effects?

In this podcast we talk about what happened in the “Show and Tell” episode and offer our thoughts.

Plus, Margo D. and Deana pick their “Top 5 Stephen King Villains!”

Major points discussed here:

  • Gus attempting to maintain order not carry out a “Hurricane Katrina situation”
  • What to do with the bodies of the dead soldiers who killed themselves in the previous episode?  
  • The legend of “The Black Spring” of 1860
  • Mia having withdrawals in the basement of the church
  • The continuing ickiness  of Connor the Cop
  • The moth tattoo!
  • Natalie seeing “god”
  • Was Eve some type of warrior before?
  • The slickness of Adrian.

Guest Host Info:

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Book Vs. Movie: “Goodfellas” 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 non-fiction 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 Replay “Willy Wonka Vs. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” 0

 

Book Vs. Movie Podcast “Charlie & the Chocolate Family”

The beloved classic Dahl novel against two Hollywood creations. Which is better?

The Margos are taking the weekend off so today we bring you one of our favorite eps from 2016.

We went deep into Raold Dahl territory with this exploration about how Willy Wonka came to being and the two Hollywood interpretations of this unique tale.

In this ep we discuss:

  • The complicated life of the author and the tragedies he experienced throughout his life.
  • The main differences between the book and the adapted films
  • The different interpretations that Gene Wilder & Johnny Depp gave to the role of Willy Wonka
  • Which we liked better–book or movie?

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So fetch! “Queen Bees and Wannabees VS. Mean Girls” 0

 

 

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“Queen Bees & Wanna Bees” vs. “Mean Girls

The Margos are determined to finally make “fetch” happen by comparing the 2002 Rosalind Wiseman book “Queen Bes & Wanna Bees” with the Tina Fey-penned “Mean Girls.” How do they compare and contrast?

In this ep they discuss:

  •  The truly scary Queen Bees & Wannabees and why it was hard for each Margo to process
  • The amazing actors in every single part
  • How the Real Housewives on Bravo follow Mean Girl patterns
  • Our favorite characters in the film
  • The plot mishaps we notice

Clips used:

  • Cady meets the Regina, Gretchen and Karen (Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried)
  • Cady talks to Damien and Janis (Lindsey Lohan, Daniel Franzese and Lizzie Caplan)
  • Janis calls her out (Lizzie Caplan, Daniel Franzese and Lindsey Lohan)
  • Jingle Bell RockLindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried)

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Feud: Bette & Joan Ep 1 Recap “Pilot” 0

 

Book Vs. Movie 

“Feud: Bette & Joan” Recap

Episode 1: “Pilot”

The Margos enter the recapping universe with the FX’s “Feud: Better and Joan” and if this first episode titled “Pilot” is any indication this show will be a doozy!

In this ep they discuss:

  • The uncanny performances by all of the leads so far
  • The wonderful “Mamacita!”
  • The SETS!
  • How excited we are to cover the entire season every week!

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Book Vs Movie Stephen King Bonus Ep “The Running Man” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Bonus Ep)

Stephen King’s “The Running Man”

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In this bonus ep of “Book Vs. Movie” Margo D. welcomes guest host Roy of the Moving the Needle Podcast talk about the 1987 classic film “The Running man” based on a Stephen King/Richard Bachman short story.

Follow Roy on Twitter @mtnpod @roymac75

All kinds of trivia and behind the scenes gossip here. Let us know what you think of it!

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Book Vs. Movie Podcast: “Mary Poppins” #Disney 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Mary Poppins

P.L. Travers vs Walt Disney (with a touch of “Saving Mr. Banks” and “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers“)

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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 BirdsJulie Andrews

P.L. Travers and Disney staff discuss the script (the last clip from “Saving Mr. Banks“)

 

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