The 1995 novel by Christopher Priest versus the Christopher Nolan film
Abracadabra! The Margos get a little magical in this listener-suggested book to movie adaptation that features sleight of hand, lots of dead birds, women in jeopardy and a twist ending you either did or didn’t see coming a mile away.
The book features a series of diary entries and family sleuthing which one of the Margos found rather dull. The movie is a strange mix of whimsy and sadness which the Margos enjoyed to differing levels.
So between the book and movie–which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out.
In this episode the Margos discuss:
The numerous differences between book and movie
What the authorreallythinks about the changes in the adaptation
The amazing cast including an American-accented Hugh Jackman
Margo D. is joined in this bonus mini episode withChris SmithofThe Dorking Out Showpodcast to talk about one of the earlierStephen KingadaptationsFirestarter. 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 includingDrew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, Art CarneyandGeorge 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(Firestarteris on there!)
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” byBlue Oyster Cult