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Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the 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 is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the 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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The Paper Chase (1973) Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner, & John Jay Osborn Jr.

6/10/2024
Book Vs. Movie: The Paper Chase The 1971 Book vs. The 1973 Film In the episode, the Margos discuss the 1971 novel "The Paper Chase" by John Jay Osbourn Jr. and compare it to the 1973 film directed by James Bridges. The story follows James Hart (played by Timothy Bottoms), a first-year law student at Harvard who faces challenges when he clashes with the formidable contracts professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. (played by John Houseman). Despite the difficulties, James perseveres and even starts dating the professor's daughter, Susan (played by Lindsay Wagner). Which did we (the Margos) prefer? Have a listen to find out. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Timothy Bottoms Lindsay WagnerJohn HousemanGraham Beckel James Naughton Edward HerrmannCraig Richard Nelson Blair Brown Clips used: The Paper Chase (1973 movie trailer)Music by John Williams (The Paper Chase theme) Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:53:16

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The Bridges of Madison County (1995) Robert James Waller, Clint Eastwood, & Meryl Streep

6/3/2024
Book Vs. Movie: The Bridges of Madison County The 1992 Book vs. The 1995 Film The Margos explore chick-lit and romance in this episode! "The Bridges of Madison County" is a romantic drama that revolves around a short but passionate love affair between Francesca Johnson, a lonely Italian-American housewife, and Robert Kincaid, a wandering National Geographic photographer. The book was written by Robert James Waller, and the film was directed by Clint Eastwood. Which did we (the Margos) prefer? Have a listen to find out. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Meryl StreepAnnie CorleyVictor SlezakJim HayniePhyllis LyonsDebra Monk Clips used: The Bridges of Madison County (1995 trailer)Music by Lennie Niehaus Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing. Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:58:35

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"The Hound of the Baskervilles" & "Sherlock" Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Benedict Cumberbatch, & Martin Freeman

5/28/2024
Book Vs. Movie: The Hound of the Baskervilles The 1902 Book vs. The 2012 BBC One Production The Margos are concluding “Mysteries in May” with one of the greatest mystery writers of all time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels serialized in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902. It follows Holmes and Watson as they investigate the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his apparent death in "The Final Problem," and the success of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" led to the character's eventual revival. The 2012 version is from the BBC One program Sherlock and moves the story to the present day. When it was first broadcast, it received over 10 million viewers. Which did we (the Margos) prefer? Have a listen to find out. In this ep, the Margos discuss:Benedict CumberbatchMartin Freeman Russell ToveyAmelia BullmoreClive MantleSimon Paisley DaSasha Behar Will Sharpe Clips used:Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville 2012 trailerMusic by David Arnold. Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:16:26

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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey, & Priscilla Lane

5/20/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Arsenic and Old Lace The 1941 Play vs. The 1944 Movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" is a classic American play by Joseph Kesselring. It's a dark comedy about the Brewster family, particularly two elderly sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster, who have a penchant for charity and kindness. However, their generosity takes a macabre turn when it's revealed that they've been poisoning lonely old men with arsenic-laced elderberry wine as an act of "charity."The play is filled with absurd situations, mistaken identities, and dark humor as other members of the Brewster family become entangled in the sisters' activities. Mortimer Brewster, a theater critic, and the sisters' nephew, discovers their secret and tries to cover it up while dealing with his crises."Arsenic and Old Lace" has been adapted into various forms over the years, including a popular film adaptation directed by Frank Capra in 1944, starring Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster. It remains a beloved classic of American theater known for its witty dialogue and darkly humorous storyline. Which did we (the Margos) prefer? Have a listen to find out. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Priscilla LaneJosephine Hull Jean AdairRaymond MasseyPeter LorreJohn Alexander Jack Carson (John Ridgley Clips used: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944 trailer)Max Steiner Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:58:34

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Memento (2000) Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Jonathan Nolan, & Christopher Nolan

5/13/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Memento The Short Story vs. The Movie The Margos continue our theme “Mysteries in May” with Memento, the 2000 film directed by Christopher Nolan based on the short story Memento Mori by his brother Jonathan Nolan, which was printed in Esquire magazine in March 2001. Years after the original film's events, Leonard Shelby, still haunted by his fragmented memories, is approached by Natalie, a woman claiming to hold vital information about his past. Reluctantly, Leonard agrees to meet her, hoping to uncover the truth about his wife's murder. As Leonard delves deeper, he realizes his memories may have been manipulated. Doubting those around him, including Natalie and Teddy, Leonard confronts his past and faces a choice: to cling to his obsession for revenge or embrace the uncertainty of the future. Which did we (the Margos) prefer? Have a listen to find out. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Guy PearceCarrie-Ann Moss Joe Pantoliano Mark Booner JuniorJorja FoxStephen TobolowskyHarriet Sansom Harris Clips used: Memento (2000 trailer)David Julyan Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:47:41

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Death on the Nile (1978) Agatha Christie, Poirot, Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Bette Davis & Maggie Smith

5/5/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Death on the Nile The1937 Novel Vs. the 1978 Movie For “Mysteries in May,” the Margos start with the queen of the genre, Agatha Christie, and her 1937 novel Death on the Nile, which was adapted into a film in 1978. It features her famous detective, Hercule Poirot, and is set aboard a luxurious Nile steamer. The plot revolves around the Belgian detective embroiled in a murder mystery while on a luxurious cruise down the Nile River. The story begins with a group of wealthy passengers embarking on a steamer called the Karnak for a leisurely cruise in Egypt. Among them are Linnet Ridgeway, a wealthy heiress who recently married Simon Doyle, her former friend Jacqueline de Bellefort, and several other intriguing characters. As tensions simmer among the passengers, a murder occurs on board. Linnet Ridgeway is found shot dead in her cabin. Suspicion falls on Simon Doyle, as it is revealed that he was previously engaged to Jacqueline before breaking it off to marry Linnet. However, Simon claims innocence, and Hercule Poirot is called upon to investigate. Which did we (the Margos) prefer? Have a listen to find out. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Peter UstinovLois ChilesMia FarrowSimon MacCorkindaleDavid NivenBette DavisMaggie Smith Angela LansburyOlivia HusseyJon FinchJack WardenJane BirkinGeorge Kennedy Sam Wanamaker Clips used: Death on the Nile (1978 trailer)Nino RotaBook Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:15:08

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The Natural (1984) Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, & Kim Basinger

4/29/2024
Book Vs. Movie: The Natural The 1952 Novel Vs. the 1984 Movie "The Natural" by Bernard Malamud and its 1984 movie adaptation directed by Barry Levinson offers different experiences despite sharing the same storyline. The book delves deeper into the psychological aspects of the protagonist and explores themes of fate, ambition, and the corrupting influence of success. The film focuses more on the romantic and mythic elements of the narrative and simplifies certain plotlines and characters. However, it's visually stunning with a powerful score that enhances the story's emotional impact. Which did we (the Margos) prefer? Have a listen to find out. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Robert RedfordRobert DuvallGlenn CloseKim BasingerWilford BrimleyBarbara HersheyRobert ProskyRichard Farnsworth Joe Don BakerDarren McGavinMichael MadsenJohn Finnegan Clips used: The Natural (1984 trailer)Randy Newman Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:08:12

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The Philadelphia Story (1940) Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart & George Cukor

4/22/2024
Book Vs. Movie: The Philadelphia Story The 1939 Play Vs. the 1940 Movie "The Philadelphia Story" is a romantic comedy play by Philip Barry that became a successful film. Directed by George Cukor, it follows Tracy Lord (played to perfection by Katherine Hepburn,) a wealthy socialite about to marry for the second time. Her ex-husband, Dexter (Cary Grant,) tries to win her back while a magazine sends a reporter (Jimmy Stewart) and photographer (Ruth Hussey) to cover her wedding. As Tracy navigates her complicated relationships, she questions her feelings and choices. This one is a classic for a reason! Which did we (the Margos) prefer of all of the adaptations? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Katherine Hepburn being labeled “box office poison.”John HowardRoland YoungJohn HallidayMary NashVirginia WeidlerHenry DaniellLionel Pape Clips used: The Philadelphia Story (1940 trailer)Franz Waxman Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:53:53

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Paddington (2014) Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, and Julie Walters

4/15/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Paddington The 1958 Children’s Book Vs. the 2014 Movie The Margos are feeling very British in this episode! English author Michael Bond created Paddington Bear, who first appeared in Bond's 1958 book A Bear Called Paddington and has since become a beloved character in numerous books, television series, and films. Paddington is a polite and curious bear from Peru who wears a duffle coat and a floppy hat. He often carries a suitcase with a label that reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." He was named after the London train station where the Brown family found him. The 2014 "Paddington" movie focuses on Paddington's journey to find a home and the bonds he forms with the Brown family. Which did we (the Margos) prefer of all of the adaptations? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Ben Winshaw Hugh Bonneville Sally HawkinsMadeleine HarrisSamuel JoslinJulie WaltersNicole KidmanPeter CapaldiJim Broadbent Imelda StauntonMichael Gambon (UnTim Downie Clips used: Paddington (2014 trailer)Nick Urata Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:41:55

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Mean Girls 20th Anniversary Celebration (From the Vaults of Book Vs Movie!) Lindsay Lohan

4/12/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Mean Girls The 2002 Book vs. the 2004 Movie (20th Anniversary Replay Celebration!) "Mean Girls" is a teen comedy film released in 2004 that follows Cady Heron, a high school student who navigates the social hierarchy and mean girls. The film stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert. "Queen Bees and Wannabes" is a book by Rosalind Wiseman that explores the dynamics of teenage girls' social cliques. In this episode, we replay our 2018 discussion about the original book and the now (classic) film. (Tina Fey’s script is as delicious as ever!) Which did we (the Margos) prefer of all of the adaptations? Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:00:38

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RENT (2005) Jonathan Larson, Anthony Rapp, Taye Diggs & Puccini's La Boheme

4/2/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Rent The 1896 Opera Vs. the 2005 Movie (Based on the 1996 Play) "Rent" is a modern adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's opera "La Bohème." It tells the story of a group of struggling artists living in New York City's East Village during the late 1980s and early 1990s, dealing with poverty, love, and the AIDS epidemic. The late Jonathan Larson wrote the book, music & lyrics for the show and tragically died a few months before its Broadway debut on January 26, 1996. The plot revolves around a diverse group of characters: Angel Dumott SchunardThe story explores their relationships, struggles with poverty, creative pursuits, and the impact of HIV/AIDS on their lives and the broader community. Themes of friendship, love, loss, and the pursuit of artistic expression are central to the narrative. As in "La Bohème," the characters face challenges related to their financial circumstances, illness, and the complexities of love and friendship. The story ultimately celebrates their resilience, creativity, and the power of human connection in the face of adversity. Which did we (the Margos) prefer of all of the adaptations? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Taye DiggsWilson Jermaine Rosario Dawson Anthony RappAdam PascalJesse L. Martin Idina Menzel Tracie Thomsulia Roth Clips used: Rent (2005 trailer) Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:02:20

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Matilda: The Musical (2022) Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Roald Dahl, & Tim Minchin

3/25/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Matilda The 1988 YA Novel Vs. the 2022 Musical Film "Matilda the Musical" (based on the 1988 Roald Dahl novel) tells the story of Matilda Wormwood, a bright young girl with telekinetic powers. Neglected by her parents and bullied by the tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda finds solace in books and bonds with her kind teacher, Miss Honey. With the support of her friends, Matilda stands up to injustice, ultimately using her powers to bring about change and find a loving home with Miss Honey. It's a tale of empowerment, resilience, and the importance of kindness. Which did we (the Margos) prefer of all of the adaptations? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Alisha WeirEmma Thompson Lanasha Lynch Stephen GrahamAndrea RiseboroSindhu VeeCarl SpencerLauren AlexandraWinter Jarrett-GlasspoolAndei Shen a Clips used: Matilda: The Musical (2022 movie trailer) Tim Minchin Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:57:28

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The Opposite Sex (1956) & The Women (1939) June Allyson, Joan Collins, Clare Booth Luce

3/18/2024
Book Vs. Movie: The Opposite Sex The 1936 Play V. the 1939 Film Vs. the 1956 Musical "The Opposite Sex" is a musical comedy film released in 1956. It is a remake of the 1939 film "The Women, " directed by David Miller, based on the play of the same name by Clare Boothe Luce. The story revolves around several women's romantic and social lives, with a particular focus on Kay Hilliard (played by June Allyson). Kay discovers her husband's infidelity and must deal with the consequences within her social circle. The film explores themes of love, friendship, and betrayal, all set against the backdrop of high society. Which did we (the Margos) prefer of all of the adaptations? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Joan CollinsDolores Gray Ann SheridanAnn Miller Leslie Neilsen Agnes Moorehead (CCharlotte GreenwoodJoan BlondelSam LeveneDick Shawn Clips used: The Opposite Sex (1956 trailer) Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:52:49

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Mean Girls (2024) Tina Fey, Renee Rapp, Angourie Rice, Auli'i Cravalho, and Avantika

3/10/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Mean Girls The 2002 Book vs. the 2004 Movie vs. the 2018 Musical vs. the 2024 Movie "Mean Girls" is a teen comedy film released in 2004 that follows Cady Heron, a high school student who navigates the social hierarchy and mean girls. The film stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert. "Queen Bees and Wannabes" is a book by Rosalind Wiseman that explores the dynamics of teenage girls' social cliques. The "Mean Girls" musical adaptation premiered on Broadway in 2018 and follows the same storyline as the film but with some changes. The 2024 film stars Renee Rapp. Angourie Rice, and Auli’l Cravalho. Tina Fey wrote the screenplays for all versions. Which did we (the Margos) prefer of all of the adaptations? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Augourie RiceRenee RappAuli’i CravalhoJaquel SpiveyAvantkiBebe WoodChristopher BrineyJenna FischerBusy PhillipsTina FeyTim Meadows Clips used: Mean Girls (2024 trailer)Music by Jeff RichmondNell Benjamin Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:46:00

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TOMMY (1975) The Who, Ann-Margret, Roger Daltrey, Tina Turner, Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Pete Townshend and Ken Russell

3/3/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Tommy The 1969 Rock Opera Vs. The 1975 Movie“Musicals in March” "The Who's Tommy" is a rock opera written by Pete Townshend and performed by the English rock band The Who. It was first released as a double album in 1969 and later adapted into various stage productions, including a highly successful Broadway musical. The story revolves around a young boy named Tommy Walker who becomes deaf, dumb, and blind after witnessing a traumatic event. Despite his sensory impairments, Tommy discovers an extraordinary talent for playing pinball and becomes a messianic figure for his followers. The rock opera has been adapted into various forms over the years, including a 1975 film directed by Ken Russell and a Broadway musical that premiered in 1992. Which did we (the Margos) prefer, the original album or the 1975 movie adaptation? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Robert StigwoodRoger DaltreyAnn-MargretOliver Reed (Elton JohnJohn EntwistleKeith Moon Paul NicholasJack NicholsonTina Turner Clips used: Tommy (original 1975 movie trailer) Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:54:42

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The Color Purple (2023) Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, & Danielle Brooks

2/26/2024
Book Vs. Movie: The Color Purple The 1982 novel Vs. the 2023 movie musical "The Color Purple" is a novel by Alice Walker that tells the story of Celie, a young African American girl in the early 20th century. Celie writes letters to God, sharing her struggles with abuse from her father and later from her husband, referred to as "Mr."The novel tackles racism, sexism, and the societal challenges of the time. Characters undergo personal growth, and the story emphasizes empowerment, self-discovery, and breaking free from societal constraints. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award, and Steven Spielberg directed the 1985 film adaptation. It was adapted into a musical with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2005 and has since been staged in various productions worldwide. One notable aspect of "The Color Purple" musical is its powerful and soulful score, incorporating jazz, gospel, and blues elements. Between the original novel and the latest adaptation--which did we prefer? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Fantasia BarrinoTaraji P. HensonDanielle BrooksColman Domingo Corey HawkinsPhylicia Pearl Mpasi CiaraH.E.RDavid Alan Grier Deon Cole Jon BatisteLouis Gossett Jr.Tamela J. MannAunjaune Ellis-TaylorElizabeth Marvel Stephen Hill AdetinpoTiffany Elle BurgessTerrence J. SmithHalle Bailey Clips used: The Color Purple (2023 trailer) Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:10:51

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) Cicely Tyson, Richard Dysart, Rod Perry, & Ernest J. Gaines

2/19/2024
Book Vs. Movie: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman The 1971 play Vs. the 1974 movie For Black History Month, the Margos visit "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman." Ernest J. Gaines wrote this novel, which was first published in 1971. The book is a fictional autobiography that spans over 100 years of American history, narrated by Miss Jane Pittman, an African American woman born into slavery and lived through the Civil Rights Movement. The narrative provides a powerful and poignant perspective on the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in the United States. Miss Jane Pittman's life story serves as a lens through which readers can explore the complex issues of race, identity, and social justice. "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" was adapted into a television movie in 1974 and was directed by John Korty—Cicely Tyson in the titular role of Miss Jane Pittman. Cicely Tyson's performance in the role received widespread acclaim, and the movie itself was well-received for its powerful storytelling and exploration of the African American experience throughout different periods of American history. The TV movie won several awards, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie for Cicely Tyson and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Special for Tracy Keenan Wynn, who adapted the screenplay from Ernest J. Gaines' novel. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Cicely TysonValerie OdellRichard DysartOdettaRod PerryWill HareKatherine HelmondThalmus RasulalaBarbara Chaney Clips used: TCM intro for “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”Fred Karlin Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:04:56

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Fences(2016) Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, & August Wilson

2/12/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Fences The 1987 play Vs. the 2016 movie For Black History Month, the Margos revisit playwright August Wilson (we covered Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom last year.) Fences premiered on Broadway in 1987 and is a part of Wilson's acclaimed Pittsburgh Cycle, also known as the Century Cycle, a series of ten plays that chronicle the African American experience in the United States throughout each decade of the 20th century. This is a play about Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player who now works as a garbage collector. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the story explores themes of race, family, generational trauma, and unfulfilled dreams. Troy's desire to build a fence around his yard symbolizes his need to protect his family and his sense of confinement. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Denzel Washington Viola DavisStephen McKinleyRussell HornsbyMykelti Williamson Saniyya Sidney Clips used: Fences 2016 trailerMusic by Marcelo Zarvos Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:04:11

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Ethan Frome (1993)Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Joan Allen, Tate Donovan & Edith Wharton

2/4/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Ethan Frome The 1911 book Vs. the 1993 movie The Margos have decided to cover a proper novel-to-movie adaptation after a few weeks of pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a "book" on their show. Edith Wharton's 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a sickly man who lives in Starkfield, Massachusetts, with his wife and her cousin. The novel explores how they ended up in this situation. It tells the story of Ethan, trapped in a loveless marriage until the arrival of Zeena's cousin, Mattie, who brings hope and passion to his life. The novel highlights how societal norms and personal choices can lead to tragic outcomes and serves as a commentary on the constraints of rural life and the consequences of unfulfilled desires. In this ep, the Margos discuss: Liam NeesonPatricia ArquetteJoan AllenTate DonovanStephen MendiloPhil GarranAnnie NessenKatharine HoughtonJay Goede Clips used: Music: Rachel Portman Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing. Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:01:03:58

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Gone Girl (2014) Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, David Fincher, & Gillian Flynn (2020 replay)

1/26/2024
Book Vs. Movie: Gone Girl The 2012 book Vs. the 2014 movie(From the Book Vs. Movie Vaults!) The Margos take an oldie but a goodie out of the vaults this week!! Gone Girl is a thriller by Gillian Flynn. The story follows the disappearance of Amy Dunne, a woman who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary. As the investigation unfolds, the story becomes more and more complex, with plenty of twists and turns along the way. The novel was so successful that it was later adapted into a movie directed by the renowned filmmaker David Fincher. While the movie stays true to the book in many ways, there are some notable differences between the two. Which did the Margos like better? In this ep, the Margos discuss: Ben Affleck Rosamund PikeNeil Patrick HarrisTyler PerryCarrie CoonKim Dickens Patrick Fugit Missi PyleCasey Wilson Clips used:Gone Girl 2014 trailerGone Girl soundtrack. Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page “Book Vs. Movie podcast” You can find us on Facebook at Book Vs. Movie Podcast Group Follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie Instagram: Book Versus Movie https://www.instagram.com/bookversusmovie/ Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. Twitter @BrooklynMargo Margo D’s Blog www.brooklynfitchick.com Margo D’s Instagram “Brooklyn Fit Chick” Margo D’s TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@margodonohue brooklynfitchick@gmail.com You can buy your copy of Filmed in Brooklyn here! Margo P. Twitter @ShesNachoMama Margo P’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shesnachomama/ Margo P’s Blog https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine

Duration:00:58:16