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Book Vs Movie “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017) Film Review 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“Murder on the Orient Express”

The Margos officially review the 2017 movie

Hooray for another movie review episode! This past November the Margos covered “Murder on the Orient Express” and we were asked online why we did not cover the Kenneth Branagh-directed film in that particular show. Well, the answer is simple, we only talk about books and movies that are easy to get and watch. Not everyone lives near a movie theater and going out for that can be far too time-consuming and expensive for some.

In this ep we review the 2017 reboot and give our thoughts and feelings about it. So between the book and several movies–which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out.

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • The gorgeous look of the film
  • The updates made to reflect more modern values
  • Branagh’s interpretation of the part Hercule Poirot (including that mustache!)
  • The multiracial casting choices
  • How this film tackles the denouement of the story
  • Whether or not we will come back for the follow-up movie by Branagh

Clips Featured:

  • Murder on the Orient Express  trailer
  • Outro Music Never Forget by Michelle Pfeiffer (Written by Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh)

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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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