Book Vs Movie “Arrival” (2016) Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner

Book Vs Movie: “Arrival”

The Ted Chiang Novella Vs the Amy Adams Film

The Margos are looking into the world of language and SciFi with the Ted Chiang novella Story of Your Life published in 1998 and the 2016 movie directed by Denis Villeneuve Arrival.  

(Warning! Spoilers coming right your way!)

In the story, Dr. Louise Banks is a linguist and narrator tasked to help the U.S. Government with a group of alien shapeships who suddenly arrive. The aliens are “heptapods” and it is Banks’s job to try and create a common language with them. She is helped by Dr. Gary Donnelly and the two make contact with two heptapods named Flapper and Raspberry. 

During this assignment, she learns that she will one day become a mother to a daughter who will die young. She can see in the future all of these interactions with her. She can also see that she marries Dr. Donnelly and he leaves her in the future. 

If you have knowledge of the future, do you have an obligation to let others know? What if you have a child with someone and know when they will die? What is your obligation with this knowledge?

The movie Arrival stars Amy Adams as Dr. Banks and Jeremy Renner (known as Ian Donnelly in the film) It would go on to receive eight Academy Awards nominations including for Best  Best Picture and Best Director. But NOT for Best Actress for Adams. BOO!

So between the book and the film–which did we prefer? Have a listen and find out! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • Bio of author Ted Chiang
  • The differences between book and film
  • Would you want to know 
  • The cast: Amy Adams (Dr. Louise Banks,) Jeremy Renner (Ian Donelly,) Forest Whitaker (Colonel Weber,) Michael Stuhlbarg (Agent Halpern,) Mark O’Brien (Captain Marks,) and Tzi Ma (General Shang.) 

Clips used:

    • Arrival trailer
    • “A proper introduction…”
    • “The nature of questions”

 

 

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Godfather with a Spanish Accent – Episode #335

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 335

“Godfather with a Spanish Accent”

Hey, hey, Neighbors! Lots to discuss this week–the premiere of RHONY, season 13!!! Welcome, Eboni! We also have RHOD, reunion pt 1; We also discuss Netflix’s Sons of Sam doc (meh) & Hulu’s new season of Shrill, plus 3 book recs. & RIP, Tawny Kitaen, the 1st video vixen.  

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What a Creep: Blake Bailey, Josh Duggar & Scott Rudin (a trio of creeps!)

What a Creep: Blake Bailey, Josh Duggar & Scott Rudin

Season 11, Episode 1

A trio of the biggest Creeps in the news (right now!)

Hello, Cohorts! 

It is the beginning of a new season and we are beginning it with a trio of Creeps who have been featured in the recent news. They are harassers, exploiters, and total shitheads–just the kind we like to roast!

Get ready to rage out! 

Trigger warnings: Descriptions of violence, sexual assault, grooming by a predator, workplace violence, and child exploitation.

Sources:

Blake Bailey

Josh Duggar

Scott Rudin

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Book Vs Movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008) Brad Pitt David Fincher

Book Vs Movie: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Vs the David Fincher Movie

The Margos take on the world of magical realism with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in Collier’s Magazine in 1922. The main character, Benjamin Button, is born looking and behaving like a 70-year-old man. Gradually it is revealed that Benjamin is aging backward so when he is 18 in his heart, he looks and acts like a 50-year-old man. 

In his lifetime, his father puts him in charge of the family business, marries a beautiful younger woman, enlists to fight in the Spanish American War, has a son, and then his family must deal with the consequences of him aging back to his birth state. 

The David Fincher 2008 adaptation stars Brad Pitt as Benjamin and Cate Blanchett as his love interest Daisy. There are several changes between the short story and the multiple Academy Award-nominated film. We are here to talk about it! 

So between the book and the film–which did we prefer? Have a listen and find out! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • Benjamin Button is “saved”
  • Benjamin meets Elizabeth Abbott
  • Benjamin and Daisy reflect on middle age
  • Brad Pitt’s last soliloquy 

 

 

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Leave Delores Alone – Episode #334

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 334

“Leave Delores Alone!”

 

What’s Up, Neighbors? Hope your May is off to a great start. This week, we talk our usual Housewives with RHOD & their Southfork Assault & RHONJ, with the guys still charming us, laying the groundwork for a spin-off. We also talk about Bethenny’s Big Shot on HBO Max; Hulu/Freeform’s Cruel Summer & Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale, season 4 so far. Margo also has a podcast rec. RIP, grand dame Olympia Dukakis. Have a great week, Neighbors!  

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What a Creep: Brett Favre (NFL Creep)

What a Creep: Brett Favre

Season 10, Episode 10

NFL Creep

Brett Favre is a quarterback who played in the NFL for 20 seasons, mainly with the Green Bay Packers. He had 321 consecutive starts from 1992 to 2010, the most in league history. 

He’s also a creep who sends unsolicited dick pics and sexually harasses women.

Sources for this episode: 

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Book Vs Movie “Being There” (1980) Peter Sellers

Book Vs Movie: “Being There”

The 1970 Satirical Novel Vs the 1979 Classic Film

The film Being There and its star Peter Sellers was a big deal in 1980 when the film was released. Based on a novella by Jerzy Kosinski (who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for the screenplay) the story of “Chance”, a simple gardener who grew up on an estate and never experienced the outside world in an engaging way except for television for his whole life. 

When his benefactor and/or father dies, he must leave his townhouse and try to forge a life for himself with no identity and no education. Luckily, he is soon being taken care of by elderly businessman Ben Rand and his younger wife Eve who mistakenly almost completely runs him over. 

While she calls him “Chauncey Gardner,” we (the audience) know that his name is Chance and he has no idea what is happening in real life. When the President of the U.S. pays a visit to Rand, he is charmed by Chauncey’s lack of guile and a simplistic worldview. 

Soon enough, Chauncey Gardner is the hit of Washington DC and the media that seeks his opinion on everything related to inflation and the economy. 

The film, directed by Hal Ashby, is a modern classic taking on the shallowness of the media when it comes to uncovering “the truth” and pop culture. 

So between the book and the film–which did we prefer? Have a listen and find out! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • Chance meets the President
  • Being There  trailer 
  • Chance meets Thomas Franklin & Sally Hayes.
  • Final scene deciding on whether or not to run him for President
  • Basketball Jones by Cheech & Chong

 

 

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Revenge of Scary Island: The Babbling – Ep. #333

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 333

“Revenge of Scary Island: The Babbling”

 

Hey there, Neighbors! Buckle up b/c we get right into it w/ former RHONY alum Kelly Bensimon’s nonsensical YouTube blathering about the Scary Island. Please tell us if you could make sense of it. We also talk RHOD (enough w/ the murder-mystery parties!) and RHONJ’s yacht book parties & mothers’ tea. We also have Netflix/Hulu recs, + one podcast. Enjoy! 

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What a Creep: “The Gardner Museum Heist” (1990) Mystery Art Creeps!

What a Creep: The Gardner Museum Heist (1990)

Season 10, Episode 9

Our First Mystery Creeps!

In this episode, we are talking about our first “Mystery Creep” as it is about one of the biggest art heists of all time and features the city of Boston, the world of stealing art as a form of currency with law enforcement and gangsters.

In the 30+ years since the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum was vandalized with 13 works stolen (some ripped right out of their frame), there have been no arrests and the artwork has never been recovered.

So, the questions are? Who did it and why? Where is the artwork and what condition is it in?

Trigger warnings: Descriptions of violence and Margo’s weak attempts at a Boston and Irish accent.

Sources:

Gardner Heist Wikipedia

Martin Foley “The Viper” (Irish Gangster)

YouTube Clip “The Richest” FBI Solve Gardner Museum Heist

CBS Early Show

BBC Documentary “The Billion Dollar Heist” 2020

Boston 25 News

Movie Maker.com

New York Times

USA Today

Netflix “This is a Robbery”

“You Can’t Make This Up” podcast

“Master Thieves” by Stephen Kurkjian

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Book Vs Movie “Love Story” (1970) Ryan O’Neal & Ali MacGraw

Book Vs Movie: “Love Story”

The 1970 Novel & Film Explores Love, Loss, and the Use of the Word “Sorry”

Since we have just been added to the amazing lineup shows that are a part of the Frolic Podcast Network, the Margos thought it was time to cover a classic book & film that our listeners are clamoring for since the start of the show. 

In 1969, author and screenwriter Erich Segal pitched a film to his literary agent Lois Wallace at the William Morris Agency called ‘Love Story.’ She wisely advised him to write it as a book and then sell the rights to a movie studio. The book was a smash hit and sold millions of copies in time for the December movie release starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw

You could not escape the book, movie, the music, or the ‘Ali McGraw disease” which became a common film trope. It was completely maligned by snobs as pablum but the public didn’t care what the critics thought. The film earned over $100 million at the box office and would later be the highest-rated TV Movie of 1972. 

The story of rich kid Oliver, his working-class girlfriend Jenny, and their tragic love affair still pulls in viewers 50+ years later and we aim to try and figure out why. 

So between the book and the film–which did we prefer? Have a listen and find out! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • Oliver & Jenny meet-cute
  • Love Story trailer 
  • Oliver proposes to Jenny
  • Jenny claims “love means never having to say you’re sorry”
  • Doctors tell Oliver that Jenny is sick
  • Jenny’s last scene (“the Ali McGraw disease”)

 

 

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