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Book Vs Movie "Die Hard"

Book Vs Movie “Die Hard” Yes, it was a novel based on the sequel to a 1968 Frank Sinatra movie first But, is it a Christmas movie? It’s hard to believe but the classic action film Die Hard was released 30 years ago and the Margos wrapping firehoses around our waists and jumping for joy. In case this is big news for you, yes--Die Hard the 1988 movie is actually based on a book published in 1979 called Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorpe. That novel (which is a pretty nifty...


Book Vs. Movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay) "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss The 1957 Children's Classic Vs. The 1966 TV special & the 2000 Ron Howard-directed Film The Margos get into the holiday spirit talking about the all-time holiday favorite "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss. In this episode, we explore the differences between 1957 children's classic book and the two filmed properties of it (the 1966 TV classic and the 2000 rowdy Jim Carey version.) Which did the...


Book Vs. Movie "Love, Simon"

Book Vs Movie podcast “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: The Princess Bride (RIP William Goldman 1931-2018)

Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Princess Bride” The Margos(once again) dissect the differences between the 1973 William Goldman novel from the 1987 cult classic film directed by Rob Reiner (RIP William Goldman 1931-2018) Inconceivable! The Margos decided to redo, replay and honor the late, great William Goldman in this Book Vs. Movie podcast ep by taking on one more time (and even better) the book/movie The Princess Bride. We are always surprised to find that our listeners did not realize...


Book Vs Movie "The Great Gatsby" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Great Gatsby” One of the Most Revered Works of Art from the 20th Century Vs. the 2013 Baz Luhrmann Adaptation Get your Flapper outfits ready and fill that tub with bootleg gin--The Margos go deep into the backstory of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Though it is now considered one of the most important American novels of all time when it was published in 1925--it sold half as well as his previous novels and Fitzgerald felt like a failure. The life of...


Book Vs Movie "Ready Player One"

Book Vs Movie “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 movie...


Book Vs Movie Bonus Ep "Psychology in Films"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Ep with David Hart "Talk Film Society" "Psychology in the Movies" In this bonus ep (which originally dropped in November 2016) Margo D. talks with guest David Hart, writer at Talk Film Society, about four psychological illnesses and/or traits and pick one film each that best represents them. David is a former Psychology Intern at VA Sierra Nevada System and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology. The categories chosen for this ep: Agree or...


Book Vs Movie "Thank You for Smoking" (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "Thank You for Smoking" (Replay) The 1994 Satirical Novel by Christopher Buckley Vs. Jason Reitman's Directorial Debut The Margos get all satirical in this smokey ep talking about all things talking about "Thank You for Smoking." (Well--while Margo P. was fighting laryngitis!) This episode originally aired in February 2017 and we figured because of the big election coming up--it was a good time to release a Washington D.C centric ep. Enjoy! In this ep they...


Book Vs Movie "Carrie" (Stephen King's Debut Novel Vs the Brian DePalma Film)

Book Vs Movie “Carrie” The Margos Take on the Stephen King Classic in this Redo Ep It’s October and the Margos are SO excited to revisit a classic Stephen King tale--Carrie which we originally covered in 2014 (using the old, old way we recorded back in the early days.) This is not only King's first movie adaptation but it is also based on his first published novel. There are so many changes between book & movie that we wanted to give it a modern treatment (meaning better sound and...


Book Vs Movie "Silver Bullet" Sephen King Bonus Ep (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Stephen King Bonus Ep Replay "Silver Bullet” The 1983 Novel Vs. The 1986 Cult Classic Movie Boo! We are bringing on some Stephen King cult classics just in time for Halloween. Get your 80s on with another amazing Stephen King bonus ep as we are lucky to have Patrick Bromley of the F This Movie podcast join us once again. Patrick is not only a big-time Stephen King fan but he actually owns a copy of the original Cycle of the Werewolf (woot!) Margo D. & Patrick...


Book vs Movie "The Haunting of Hill House" (Replay) & Netflix Review

Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Haunting of Hill House" (Netflix Series Review & Replay of April 2018 Ep) The Margos take on a listener-suggested episode--The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and boy did we have fun with this gem of a novel and film! (Not the 1999 remake, however) Margo D. in the pre-show talks about the amazing Netflix adaptation and how it differs from 1963's version. Jackson is by far one of the most intriguing authors we have covered and though she only...


Book Vs Movie "Rosemary's Baby" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay Ep!) “Rosemary’s Baby” Special Podcast Guest Juliette Miranda and Margo D. Take a Close Look at the Classic Book and Movie Margo D. (co-host of Book Vs. Movie) and Juliette Miranda of the Unwritable Rant podcast turn up the spookiness in this episode talking about the classic Ira Levin novel and the venerated film directed by Roman Polanski. This originally ran last year. Enjoy! In this episode we discuss: Mia Farrow’sFrank Sinatra Clips...


Book Vs Movie "The Dead Zone" Stephen King Bonus Ep (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Stephen King Ep "The Dead Zone" with Margo D. and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast Margo D. and Deana of Twisted Philly meet again to talk about Stephen King adaptations with this episode focused on the 1979 book/ 1983 movie 'The Dead Zone.' In this special bonus ep they discuss: David CronenbergChristopher Walken Which did we like better? Listen to the show to find out. Follow Deana on Twitter @Twisted_Philly Book Vs. Movie podcast...


Book Vs Movie "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Book Vs Movie “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” The Washing Irving Short Story Classic Vs the Tim Burton Movie The Margos are back and talking about spooky books & movies since, duh--it’s October! This is our favorite month of the year and we have so much fun talking about one of our best-loved stories from our childhood-- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by the fascinating Washington Irving. The only hard part about this episode was deciding which version of the movie we should...


Book Vs Movie Podcast "Frankenstein" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay) “Frankenstein” The Margos take on the wildest adaptation of the show’s history with the sublime Frankenstein compared to the frankly ridiculous Kenneth Branagh 1994 film. The Margos get very gothic and silly sometimes trying to wrap their heads around Mary Shelley ’s venerated classic novel with Henry V director Kenneth Branagh’s wildly acted and directed film. How crazy is this adaptation? How about a dance sequence between a zombie Helena Bonham Carter...


Book Vs Movie "Coraline"

Book Vs Movie “Coraline” Neil Gaiman’s Classic Novella Vs the Henry Selick Film What would you do if your mother and father all of a sudden became entirely different (and scary) people? Coraline Jones is a young English girl who moves to an old house that is filled with interesting characters (such as Miss Spink, Miss Forcible and Mr. Bobo,) loving (yet kind of absent) parents and a bricked-up door leading to an adventure which tests the might and ingenuity of our heroine....


Book Vs Movie "Mean Girls"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "Queen Bees & Wanna Bees" vs. "Mean Girls" The Margos are determined to finally make "fetch" happen by comparing the 2002 Rosalind Wiseman book "Queen Bes & Wanna Bees" with the Tina Fey-penned "Mean Girls." How do they compare and contrast? In this ep they discuss: Queen Bees & Wannabee Clips used: Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda SeyfriedLindsey Lohan, Daniel Franzese,Lizzie CaplanLizzie Caplan, Daniel Franzese,Lindsey LohanJingle...


Book Vs Movie "A Wrinkle in Time"

Book Vs Movie “A Wrinkle in Time” The Margos Discover that Not All Things Featuring Oprah Are Made of Gold The Margos dive into a children’s classic novel--A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and offer their thoughts on the 1962 novel that spawned four sequels and earned the love of millions of fans all over the world. The story of a plucky 13-year-old heroine (Meg Murry) who is smart, awkward and lonely due to her father missing for over four years has inspired readers for...


Book Vs Movie "Castle Rock" Season One Recap

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Stephen King Bonus Ep "Castle Rock” Season One Review/Recap Let’s hear it for another Stephen King bonus ep! SK superfans Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly decided to review the popular Hulu series Castle Rock. In this episode, we talk about the second half of the season (episodes 6-10) of the spooky, different, incredible and sometimes confounding show. Is it a “schisma” or a “schism?” What timeline is “real?” Is Castle Rock a “thinny.” Deane and Margo...


Book vs Movie "The Outsiders" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay Ep) “The Outsiders” The 1967 classic YA novel Vs. the 1983 cult movie (vs. the “Director’s Version”) The Margos are back and they are ready to rumble! This was actually one of the more popular episodes back in our first season but we knew we could make it sound so much better so here’s to another REDO ep! In 1967, 17-year old S.E. Hinton published her first novel, The Outsiders which became one of the first YA novels that was a hit with both teachers and...