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Welcome to the broadcast ministry of Gloria Humphrey, with the mission to Build, Equip, and Inspire. This is accomplished by the great commission: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations -The Good News of The Gospel of Jesus Christ while making disciples. (In Him Studios) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.For In him we live, and move, and have our being;
 
Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that asks the questions "Which was better...the book or the movie?" Spoiler Alert! We give away the main details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!
 
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Book Vs. Movie: In a Lonely Place The 1947 Novel Vs the 1950 Humphrey Bogart The Margos go back to Bogie and film noir with In a Lonely Place which was written by Dorothy B. Hughes in 1947 which tells the story of a homicidal maniac on the loose in post-War II Los Angeles. Dix Steele was an airman who prowls around LA and its environs in search of …
 
Book Vs. Movie: AI: Artificial Intelligence Brian Aldiss’s Supertoys Last All Summer Long Vs. the 2001 Steven Spielberg Film Twenty years ago, Steven Spielberg released a longtime project with his friend Stanley Kubrick--AI: Artificial Intelligence. Kubrick bought the rights to the 1969 short story from author Brian Aldiss (which appeared as Supert…
 
Book Vs Movie: “A Face in the Crowd” The Budd Schulberg Short Story Vs the Elia Kazan Classic Film Every once in a while we come across a story that was created decades ago and has themes that transcend time. This is the case with 1957’s A Face in the Crowd which talks about class distinctions in America, the power of the media, what it takes to re…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Dangerous Liaisons” The 1782 Novel Vs the 1985 Play & the 1988 Movie The Margos get a little sexy and wicked with this 1782 “libertine novel” from Pierre Chodlerlos de Laclos, a French writer and Army General who ten years before the French Revolution published four volumes of “Les Liaisons dangereuses” about a pair of manipulative …
 
Book Vs Movie: “Heartburn” The “Nora Ephron is a Queen” Episode Norah Ephron was one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th Century from her work as an essayist for Esquire to her best-selling novels and screenplays for classic films. She has been honored with Academy Awards, Writer’s Guild Awards, and BAFTAs. She was a food writer and movie di…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Almost Famous” Based on several articles by Cameron Crowe in Rolling Stone Vs the 2000 film In 1973, writer Cameron Crowe was just your ordinary 16-year-old on the road with The Allman Brothers writing a cover story about the band’s troubles and successes while going on the road. The resulting article came out in December 1973 and c…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Dog Day Afternoon” The Classic Hollywood 1974 film Vs “The Boys in the Bank” from 1972 article from Life Magazine On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz and two accomplices entered a bank In Brooklyn at 450 Avenue P (in Gravesend) and started a robbery. One left early, (20-year-old Bobby Westeberg) while Wojtowicz and 18-year-old Sal Na…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Logan’s Run” The Cult Classic Novel & Film That Inspired Generations of SciFi Fans Imagine living in a world where you can live as free as you please, but you have to allow yourself to be killed at 21 (or 30?) This dystopian tale comes from two science fiction authors, William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johson in 1976 with Logan’s …
 
Book Vs Movie: “Legally Blonde” The Amanda Brown Story Vs the Reese Witherspoon Movie The Margos are donning their pink outfits and getting our nails done in preparation for one of our most fun episodes--Legally Blonde. The original writer is Amanda Brown who based some of the stories about Elle Woods on her experience as a law student at Stanford …
 
Book Vs Movie: “The War of the Worlds” The H.G. Wells Science Fiction Classic Vs the 2005 Steven Spielberg Movie The Margos go back to both the world of science fiction and the film work of Steven Spielberg talking about the H.G. Wells classic novel The War of the Worlds (1898) which has been adapted as a successful radio program, films, and a TV s…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Fast and the Furious” The 1998 Kenneth Li article from Vibe Vs the 2001 Film Since the Pandemic started in Mach 2020, we gave committed to bringing a weekly show and that means we often use shorter literary sources as the basis for the episode. Novellas, songs, plays, and yes--magazine articles which is happening in this show. I…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” The Margos Cover Roald Dahl (Again!) One of the most covered authors on Book Vs Movie is also one of the most controversial and we discuss why in this episode dedicated to Roald Dahl and his 1970 children’s novel Fantastic Mr. Fox. The story about a smart fox, his loving family, and his cunning ways to feed them i…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Argo” The 2007 Wired Article Vs the 2012 Movie Adaptation The Margos are on an adventure for this episode that is based on a true story--Argo. The 2007 Wired magazine article (“The Great Escape: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to RescueAmericans From Tehran”) by writer Joshua Bearman is thrilling as it talks about what is known…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Little Prince” The 1943 Novel Vs the 2015 Adaptation The Margos say “Vive La France!” as we dive into the classic children’s book The Little Prince by author & illustrator Antoine de Saint-Exupery originally published in 1943. The author was a successful poet, journalist, and aviator for many years before he was lost on a WWII m…
 
Book Vs Movie: “To Sir, With Love” The 1959 E.R. Braithewaite Novel Vs the 1967 Sidney Poitier Movie To Sir, With Love was a smash hit movie in 1967 making over $40 million at the box office and making singer Lulu an international sensation who not only stars in the film but sings the theme song. The Margos take a deep dive into the original work a…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Whip It” The 2007 Novel by Shauna Cross Vs the 2009 Drew Barrymore-Directorial Debut The Margos are feeling some badass girl energy and the need for speed so what is better than entering the world of women’s roller derby competitions to scratch that itch? The 2007 novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross gives us the fictional world of Bode…
 
Book Vs Movie: “A Streetcar Named Desire” The Tennessee Williams Play Song Vs the Elia Kazan Movie The Margos are feeling very fragile and need to take long, hot baths when discussing one of the greatest dramas of the 20th Century--A Streetcar Named Desire. The play by Tennessee Williams thrilled the Broadway stage in 1947 starring young buck Marlo…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Harper Valley PTA” The 1968 Song Vs the 1978 Movie (really!) Ever since the pandemic began, we decided to create a new show each week (rather than biweekly which has been our habit for over six years now) the sources of adaptations have expanded to magazines, novellas, and songs. You would assume a shorter source would make for shor…
 
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 narrat…
 
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 be…
 
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 ne…
 
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, autho…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Father of the Bride” The 1949 Novel Vs the 1950 Elizabeth Taylor Classic (Okay, we mention the 90s remake as well!) Love is in the air and the Margos are ready for romance with the book & movie Father of the Bride. Our focus is the book by Edward Streeter and the movie directed by Vincent Minelli that stars Spencer Tracy and Elizabe…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Man Who Fell to Earth” Our first Walter Tevis novel & the cult David Bowie Film Author Walter Tevis created some of the most interesting and unique protagonists in fiction including Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit and Eddie Felson in The Hustler. His Jerome Newton of The Man Who Fell to Earth is a humanoid alien from The Althe…
 
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