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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: “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…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Women” The Clare Booth Luce Vs. the 1939 George Cukor Film (Plus, the 2001 Broadway Revival!) In 1936, the Clare Booth Luce play The Women debuted on Broadway to rave reviews and packed audiences which featured 45 speaking parts for women, while no man is either seen or heard. (Though all of the husbands are spoken about constan…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Cabaret” The Backstory Behind One of the Most Popular Musicals of All Time “Musicals in March” The Margos are adhering to the motto “life is a cabaret!” this week with our deep dive into a musical that is based on a book about Berlin’s underground night scene in the 1930s by Christopher Isherwood (Goodbye to Berlin.) From there it b…
 
Book Vs Movie: “West Side Story” Vs "Romeo and Juliet" The Shakespeare Classic & the 1961 Musical Which Swept the Academy Awards “March Musicals!” Oh, Book Vs Movie fans--where art thou? The Margos are kickin’ it with “Musicals in March” and for this episode, we decided to use one of the most adapted Shakespeare tales (which is really saying someth…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Cats” The Poems of T.S. Eliot, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical & the 2019 Tom Hooper-Directed Movie “March Musicals Month!” We are deep into “Musicals in March and this episode is an offbeat delight on how some of the best musicals can come from such an unusual source. Poet T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) wrote poetry about cats to amuse his…
 
Book Vs Movie: “My Fair Lady” & “Pygmalion” The George Bernard Shaw Play Vs the George Cukor Movie Musical “March Musicals Month!” The Margos are working heavy on our diction to prepare for this ep. The original story of Pygmalion is based in Greek mythology where an artist falls in love with their own sculpture and is then rejected by them. Irish …
 
Book Vs Movie: “One Night in Miami” (2021) The Kemp Powers Play Vs. the Regina King Movie True story--on the night of Tuesday, February 25, 1964, four men who were (or will soon be) involved in the African American Civil Rights movement hung out together to celebrate one of the participant’s big wins--boxer Cassius Clay becoming the world heavyweig…
 
Book Vs Movie: “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (1993) Tina Turner’s 1986 Autobiography “I, Tina” Vs the Angela Bassett Film With Tina Turner finally being nominated for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nomination as a solo artist--the Margos decided now was the time to take a look at her life story (up to the age of 46) with her 80s bestselling autobiogr…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Princess & The Frog” (2009) The last traditionally made Disney animation film is the subject of this episode which explores New Orleans in the 1920s The Margos are feeling like sipping some sweet tea and exploring one of America’s most sous cities for food, culture, music, and architecture---New Orleans. The Princess and the Fro…
 
Book Vs Movie: “Jolene” (2019) Dolly Parton’s 1973 Hit Song & the 2019 Adaptation from Netflix “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” The Margos have opened up our adaptations to include plays, novellas, magazine articles, and (for this particular episode) songs. Specifically Jolene by the amazing Dolly Parton. Dolly’s life has been an amazing journey from …
 
Book Vs Movie: “All the President’s Men” (1976) The Margos search for 70's creeps, dogged reporting, and “Deep Throat” “Follow the money.” The Watergate scandal of the early 1970s made headlines around the world as Richard Nixon and his loyal group of henchmen basically tried to intimidate their way into making Nixonian policies the law of the land…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Perfect Storm” (2000) The True-ish Stroy About the Sinking of the Andrea Gail in 1991 Ahoy Matey! The Margos can’t seem to escape the sea as we look into the disappearance of the “Andrea Gail” which happened during what was classified as “The Perfect Storm” in late October/early November in 1991. The confluence of two hurricanes…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir” (1947) A romantic love story between a hot-headed former sailor and a beautiful widow The Margos are not afraid to take on a spooky story from time to time and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir features everything from a cranky specter to a haunted seaside mansion and a lovely widow and young mother who is seeking her i…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Poseidon Adventure” (1971) The differences between the super gross book and the really fun movie (We are not going to hide our bias here!) At Book Vs Movie, whenever people say “Duh--the book is always better than the movie!” the Margos would say “yeah--have you ever read Jaws?” Well, now we have another book to movie adaptation…
 
Book Vs Movie: “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” (1971) The Basis of the Waltons TV Series Started as a TV Movie! The Margos decided to get into the Depression-era holiday spirit with a look at “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” which was written by author & creator of The Waltons TV series--Earl Hamner, Jr. Hamner has a fascinating career as a …
 
Book Vs Movie: Little Women The Louisa May Alcott Classic Novel Vs. the 1994 Winona Ryder-Starring Film The Margos take a trip back to mid-19th century America with the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 & 1869 and became a smash hit. To describe the life story of Alcott as fascinating does no…
 
Book Vs Movie: His Girl Friday The 1928 Play (The Front Page) Vs the 1940 Howard Hawks Film Writers Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur changed Broadway (and later Hollywood) forever when they created The Front Page, a comedy about irascible, mean reporters in Chicago who are waiting for the hanging of Earl Williams--a communist who killed an African A…
 
Book Vs Movie: Harold and Maude The Colin Higgins Story & the Direction of Hal Ashby The Margos want to sing out! Today’s special episode is based on the novelization of a screenplay by the talented Colin Higgins who manages to good luck his way into having his first attempt at a screenplay produced by Paramount in 1971. Before that, he was an Amer…
 
Book Vs Movie: The Age of Innocence The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel Vs the Martin Scorsese Film The Margos take a trip back in time when the social strata in America were restrictive in all aspects of your life from where you lived, worshipped, and mostly--who you wanted to marry. Our author this time is Edith Wharton who grew up in America and Eu…
 
Book Vs Movie: Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer The 2006 Novel Vs the 2020 Millie Bobby Brown Movie The Margos feel the love of mystery and the thrill of self-reliance with the lively Enola Holmes as our main character. The teenage younger sister of brothers Mycroft and Sherlock. Both are brilliant and confounded by their sister’s pluckiness and dete…
 
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