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Book Vs Movie "Think Like a Man"

Book Vs Movie Act Like a Lady. Think Like a Man The 2009 Self-Help Book from Comedian Steve Harvey Vs the 2012 Movie With Special Guest Kristen Meinzer of the By the Book podcast Hey BVMers! The Margos are trying their first self-help book, Steve Harvey’s Think Like a Lady. Act Like a Man (2009) along with our special guest this week--Kristen Meinzer of the By the Book podcast. Let’s just say this, for self-identifying feminists --this book was a challenge to get through. Harvey...


Book Vs Movie "The Wizard of Oz" (Replay) 80th Anniversary Celebration

Book Vs Movie (Replay) “The Wizard of Oz” The Margos follow the yellow brick road and my, have their been some changes between the book and movie! “Toto, I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore.” The Wizard of Oz is filled with some of the most quoted lines in cinema history along with a truly scary villain and one of the most covered songs ever--Somewhere Over the Rainbow. So how does it compare to the 1900 book written by the enigmatic L. Frank Baum? The Margos covered this very...


Book Vs Movie "The Iron Giant" 20th Anniversary Celebration

Book Vs Movie The Iron Giant The 1968 Science Fiction Novel Vs the 1999 Cult Classic Film In honor of the 20th Anniversary release of The Iron Giant, the Margos decided to take a look back at the now cult-classic movie and get the details about the author of the 1968 children’s book it is based on--Ted Hughes. The story revolves around an “Iron Man” who arrives at a small village and seems to exist on farm equipment scarps of metal. He scares the humans enough to trap him and...


Book Vs Movie "I, Robot" (Replay) 15th Anniversary Special Ep.

Book Vs Movie (Replay) “I, Robot” 15th Anniversary Special (Movie) Isaac Asimov Classic Short Stories Vs Will Smith Blockbuster For this episode of the Book Vs. Movie podcast the Margos go back to the world of science fiction with this ep talking about the extraordinary life of Isaac Asimov and his most famous work (out of hundreds of books, essays, letters, etc.) I, Robot. Specifically, we compare the introduction of the book and the short story Little Lost Robot with the Will...


Book Vs Movie "Blade Runner" Replay (RIP Rutger Hauer)

Book Vs. Movie (Replay) "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" vs "Blade Runner" RIP Rutger Hauer (January 23, 1944-July 19, 2019) The Margos take on the Sci-Fi classic "Blade Runner" directed by Ridley Scott based on the Phillip K. Dick novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" because the nerds demanded it of us! This episode was originally recorded in 2016 so please forgive any sound issues. We wanted to honor the excellent performance by the late actor Rutger Hauer who basically...


Book Vs Movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Book Vs Movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s A return to Truman Capote & the classic film he detested Get out that LBD (Little Black Dress) and croissant because we are going to visit Tiffany’s at dawn. The Margos reach back to an old episode and replace it with a brand new redo with Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Published in 1958 as a novella by Truman Capote--the story centers around 19-year-old party girl Holly Golightly who makes her living by accepting $50 tips at the bathroom (that is...


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...


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...