Book Vs Movie “The Birds”

Book Vs Movie 

The Birds

The Daphne du Maurier 1951 Short Story Vs the Alfred Hitchcock 1963 Classic Film

The Margos both have stories about the first time we saw the Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds and knew they also wanted to return to the fascinating life of Daphne du Maurier so it made sense to include her short story in our season of “scary” books and movies. 

The author was famously NOT a fan of the Hitchcock adaptation as she felt her story taking place in post War England and not in Northern California was important to the actual meaning behind her message. Which version do we better? 

Click the link at the bottom to find out. 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The interesting life of Daphne du Maurier 
    • The movie The Girl which starred Sienna Miller as Tippi and describes her real life torture working on the film. (Fun fact: Hitch threw REAL BIRDS to attack her for over a week!) 
    • The biggest differences between the book and movie 
    • Our favorite scenes from the movie

Clips Featured:

    • The Birds  trailer
    • The scene at the schoolyard
    • The “hysterical mother in the diner” (Doreen Lang)
    • Tippi Hedren interviewed for Huff Post in 2011
    • The last scene of the movie

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Book Vs Movie “Rebecca” (Replay), Plus some “Margo” news!

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

Rebecca

The Classic 1938 Novel by Daphne du Maurier Vs. the 1940 Film

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Margos are dreaming about Manderley in this listener-suggested episode–Rebecca. The Daphne du Maurier 1938 novel which was a bestseller at the time and has never been out of print. In 1940–Alfred Hitchcock adapted it as his first American feature.  (You can watch it on YouTube!)

Du Maurier is a fascinating subject as she was a cousin of the Llewelyn Davies boys who were the object of the obsession of J.M. Barrie–the creator of Peter Pan. The Margos talk about her love of Cornwall, England, her distaste for small talk and how her marriage resembled the one featured in Rebecca.

We decided to visit again due to the news that new poems written by DuMaurier have been discovered.

The book & movie are both considered classics and we have all of the tidbits, trivia and behind the scenes gossip.  Get ready for a gothically good time!

In this episode the Margos discuss :

    • Du Maurier’s backstory (and rumors about her plagiarizing materials)
    • The main plot of book & movie (and how they differ)
    • The style (and temper) of Alfred Hitchcock
    • The casting of the movie including Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson and George Sanders
    • The gay subtext in the movie
    • The different endings between book and movie

Clips Featured:

    • Rebecca  trailer
    • “Mrs. de Winter” (Joan Fontaine) meets Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson)
    • Mrs. Danvers and Rebecca’s nightgown
    • Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) confesses her never loved his late wife
    • “Theme to RebeccaFranz Waxman

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