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Book Vs Movie: "Ready Player One" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay) “Ready Player One” The Margos Put on Their Game-Faces in This Hyper 80s Ep The Margos are feeling stoked about this 1980s-centric soaked episode talking about a much-requested book/movie Ready Player One from first time author Ernest Cline. This pop-culture stuffed tale features more gamer references than anything we have remotely covered in the past so we are a bit nervous about how accurate we will be, (Be kind if you are a first-time listener!) Both book and...


Book Vs Movie "The Commitments"

Book Vs Movie The Commitments The First of Roddy Doyle’s “The Barrytown” Trilogy Starts Off on a Rockin’ Beat How much soul do you have? You may be filling to the brim with it after this latest episode of Book Vs. Movie talking about the 1987 Roddy Doyle novel, The Commitments and the 1991 Alan Parker-directed film which brought soul music back on the charts in the early 90s. Not everyone knows that The Commitments is a part of a series of books set in the 1980s/1990s in Dublin,...


Book Vs Movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay) “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” Wait, it was based on a book? The Margos were shocked to find out that the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (directed by Robert Zemeckis) was based on a very dark book titled Who Censored Roger Rabbit by author Gary K. Wolf which meant, of course, we had to cover them both for our show. (Thanks to all of the members of our Facebook group for pointing us in this direction!) The book was published in 1981 and is very different in both...


Book Vs Movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley"

Book Vs Movie The Talented Mr. Ripley Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 Novel Vs. the Anthony Minghella 1999 Film Ciao! The Margos wanted to go back a few decades in time and take in the sumptuousness of Italy in the 1950s with one of the most brilliant and evil fictional characters of all time--Tom Ripley. The Talented Mr. Ripley was first released in 1955 and had themes of homosexuality, classism, and the main character who was somehow enjoyable despite his murderous deeds. (He...


Book Vs Movie "Love, Simon" (Replay for Pride Month)

Book Vs Movie (Replay) “Love, Simon” The 2015 novel Vs the 2018 movie The Margos are back in high school with this super-charming story of a teenager, Simon Spier, who is hiding a big secret from his friends and family. Well, except for one person whom he emails daily but has no idea who he is as they use fake names to communicate. You see, Simon (who identifies as “Jacques” in his emails with “Blue”) is gay and struggling with his growing sexual interest. Simon is loved by his...


Book Vs Movie "Fried Green Tomatoes"

Book Vs Movie Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe The 1987 Fannie Flagg Novel Vs the 1991Classic Film "Towanda!" It’s Pride Month here in the States so the Margos decided to revisit a classic Book Vs Movie ep--Fried Green Tomatoes and redo it altogether. We loved talking about Fannie Flagg (a regular of game shows like Match Game for years) and the BIG questions from the book & movie Who is Ninny Threadgoode, exactly?Are they or aren't they? (Spoiler--they are!) At the...


Book Vs Movie "Call Me By Your Name" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast “Call Me by Your Name” (Replay) The 2007 Andre Aciman novel Vs the 2017 Luca Guadagnino Film The Margos are feeling 80s and dreamy with this episode talking about Call Me by Your Name. The book came out in 2007 to quite a bit of acclaim for the American/Egyptian author Andre Aciman which tells the story of a 17-year-old Elio Perlman who meets and falls in love with 24-year-old Oliver during a stay in Italy in the summer of 1987. Elio is open about his...


Book Vs Movie "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

Book Vs Movie The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The Story Behind the 2008 Novel & the 2018 Movie Are you ready for a little 1940s weepy? The Margos sure are as they talk about the novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society that was started by Mary Ann Shaffer who brought on her niece Annie Barrows to help her finish when she became ill. Shaffer spent some time fogged in at the airport on the island of Guernsey which is located by the English...


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...


Book Vs Movie "It Chapter 2" Review of the New Trailer

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Stephen King Bonus Ep: "It Chapter 2" Trailer Review Plus, Replay of Our “It 2017 Review!” Stephen King’s It Chapter 2 is the focus of this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast! Margo D. and Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast checked out the newly released trailer and have thoughts about what to expect from the new movie. (Oh wow-do we have thoughts about this! Plus, we replay our 2017 review of the first movie and discuss the 1986 novel. We...


Book Vs Movie "Field of Dreams"

Book Vs Movie Shoeless Joe & Field of Dreams (Yes, it was based on a novel from 1982!) Batter up! The Margos are feeling like getting out in the sunshine after all of the months of cold and rain so we are redoing our Field of Dreams ep. (You’re welcome!) Yes, it was based on a book by Canadian author W.P. Kinsella called Shoeless Joe which was published in 1982. The Phil Alden Robinson-directed movie was released 30 years ago (!) and is now considered one of the best films about...


Book vs Movie "Moneyball" (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay) Moneyball Margo D. & Margo P. talk about the Michael Lewis 2003 book Moneyball and the 2011 film directed by Bennett Miller. The movie stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill and we have lots of thoughts about which we prefer between the book and movie. This episode originally ran in May 2016. In this ep we discuss: Brad PittJonah Hill Book Vs. Movie podcast Twitter @bookversusmovie Email us at...


Book Vs Movie "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"

Book Vs Movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” The 2001 YA Classic Novel Vs. the Beloved 2005 Movie We needed a break here from the intense and decided to dip back into the YA novel waters with the lovely first installment (of five!) of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants from author Ann Brashares and what a delight it is! In this episode, the Margos talk about the main plot points in the book with the characters of Lena Kaligaris, Tibby Rollins, Bridget Creeland and...


Book Vs Movie "The Godfather" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay) “The Godfather” The Margos Leave the Gun and Take the Cannolis in this Ep We are here to make an offer you can’t refuse--a redo of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. The Margos originally covered this book and movies (well, really movies) three years ago when we were both fighting the flu. The result was kind of a meandering mess which we have always been embarrassed by vowed to redo one day as the material calls for nothing less than our best efforts. This episode is a...


Book Vs Movie "I Am Legend"

Book Vs Movie “I Am Legend” The Richard Matheson Novel Vs. the Will Smith Movie The Margos are back and ready to get a little post-apocalyptic with the 1954 classic novella I Am Legend from prolific storyteller Richard Matheson. Set in 1970s Southern California, the novel is about the life of Robert Neville, the seemingly only survivor of a worldwide pandemic which causes people to turn into vampires. Robert’s life is filled with drinking, madness and fear and Matheson’s writing...


Book Vs Movie "Pet Sematary"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast The Stephen King Bonus Ep With Deana Marie (Twisted Philly) Pet Sematary (Original & Remake) It’s time for another Stephen King Bonus ep and Margo D. is joined by Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast to talk about the remake of Pet Sematary directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) and comparing it to the 1989 movie directed by Mary Lambert. Plus, we delve into the 1983 novel that was inspired by author King’s stay at a residence in Maine...


Book Vs Movie "Gone With the Wind'

Book Vs Movie “Gone With the Wind” The Margaret Mitchell Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel Vs the David O. Selznick Film Fiddly dee! The Margos are feeling the vapors as we finally tackle Margaret Mitchell’s classic novel Gone With the Wind and this time, us two Yankees admit we need some help understanding the history of the book and its author. So for the first time ever--we asked another podcaster to join us for this discussion--Alicia from the Trashy Divorces podcast! Alicia is a...


Book Vs Movie "Cold Comfort Farm" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay) “Cold Comfort Farm” The Margos Take a Trip to the Countryside with the 1932 novel by Stella Gibbons Vs the 1995 TV Movie Directed by John Schlesinger We have NO idea why it took us so long to finally tackle this charming book and movie--but we are so grateful to the listeners for suggesting this idea to us! The story of 19-year-old Flora Poste (recently orphaned) who comes to Cold Comfort Farm with a pittance of an inheritance who has the gift of helping people...


Book Vs Movie "The Color Purple"

Book Vs Movie “The Color Purple” The Alice Walker Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novel Vs the Steven Spielberg Multi-Academy Award Nominated Film The Margos finally take on the Alice Walker classic The Color Purple which won both the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the National Book Award in 1983. It went on to be adapted into a film by none of than Steven Spielberg who has appeared on this show several times so we may just have to change our name to the “Steven Spielberg Presents” show soon!...


Book Vs Movie Stephen King Bonus Ep: "Sleepwalkers" & "Sometimes They Come Back"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast The Stephen King Bonus Ep With Special Guest Adam Riske (F This Movie) Two podcasting, movie geeks talk about two classic Stephen King stories “Sleepwalkers” & “Sometimes They Come Back” In this special “Stephen King” ep, Margo D. and Adam Riske who is a contributor to the excellent movie podcast F This Movie, get together to talk about two rather weird Stephen King productions that they both love for nostalgic reasons. Then we wander off into some unexpected...