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Book Vs Movie "The Hunger Games" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay) “The Hunger Games Part 1 of Suzanne Collins’ Trilogy Vs. the Jennifer Lawrence Megahit Film The Book Vs. Movie podcast finally takes on the Suzanne Collins’ classic 2008 novel The Hunger Games and compare it to the 2012 movie--both smash hits. We were a little scared to take this on as the trilogy as it has some very fervent fans. But the Margos are as fearless as a tribute from District 12 so we grab our bow & arrow and take aim at each work of...


Book Vs Movie "The Haunting of Hill House"

Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Haunting of Hill House 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) Jackson is by far one of the most intriguing authors we have covered and though she only lived to be 48 (spoiler alert) her work has inspired the greats including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Richard Matheson and Joyce Carol Oates. Jackson’s...


Book Vs Movie "Bridget Jones' Diary" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast Replay “Bridget Jones’ Diary” (A V.V. Good Replay of a V.V. Good Episode) The Margos go way back to their 20-something youth to discuss the lovely and talented Renee Zellweger and her most celebrated role as Bridget Jones. In this episode, we talk about author Helen Fielding's background and how her friendships influenced the book and the film. We compare and contrast between the 1997 novel (that began as a weekly column in The Guardian) and the 2001 film that...


Book Vs Movie "Brokeback Mountain"

Book Vs Movie Podcast “Brokeback Mountain” (Wait? That was based on a short story?) The Margos are back with a new episode suggested to us by a listener--Brokeback Mountain. You didn’t know it was based on a short story written by Annie Proulx and appeared in the New Yorker in their October 13, 1997, issue. It won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1998. Author Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana adapted it into the screenplay for the 2005 film directed by Ang Lee. The film...


Book Vs Movie "Silver Bullet" (Stephen King Bonus Mini EP)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Stephen King Bonus Ep "Silver Bullet” The 1983 Novel Vs. The 1986 Cult Classic Movie 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 have a blast talking about the amazing movie and its journey as a pet project of producer...


Book Vs Movie "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017) Film Review

Book Vs Movie Podcast “Murder on the Orient Express” The Margos officially review the 2017 movie Hooray for another movie review episode! This past November the Margos covered "Murder on the Orient Express" and we were asked online why we did not cover the Kenneth Branagh-directed film in that particular show. Well, the answer is simple, we only talk about books and movies that are easy to get and watch. Not everyone lives near a movie theater and going out for that can be far too...


Book Vs Movie "The Prestige"

Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Prestige” Between the 1995 novel by Christopher Priest and the Christopher Nolan film Abracadabra! The Margos get a little magical in this listener-suggested book to movie adaptation that features sleight of hand, lots of dead birds, women in jeopardy and a twist ending you either did or didn’t see coming a mile away. The book features a series of diary entries and family sleuthing which one of the Margos found rather dull. The movie is a strange mix of...


Book Vs Movie "The Social Network" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast Replay "The Social Network" Which Mark Zuckerberg is the “Real One?” In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book "The Accidental Billionaire" that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our fourth Fincher adaptation!) There is SO much to uncover here between what the world was like when Facebook was created, the state it was in at the time of the film's release in 2010 and how the world...


Book Vs Movie "Gone Girl"

Book Vs Movie Podcast "Gone Girl" The Gillian Flynn Hit Novel Vs. The David Fincher Film The Margos take on one of the most contested and debated films of the past books AND movies of the last few years-- Gone Girl. If there was ever a story that was picked apart, praised, maligned and worshipped more than the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn we have yet to hear about it. Do you love the adventures of “Amazing Amy” Dunne and her husband Nick or do you find them irritating? How...


Book Vs Movie "Hidden Figures" Replay

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay) "Hidden Figures" The Margos finally get another Margot on the show when we discuss the book to movie adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterley's Hidden Figures. Discussed are the differences between the book and the film (which was adapted from the 55-page book proposal and not the final book.) We have some rather strong opinions on which we liked better. Here are some highlights from our discussion: The amazing cast includingOctavia Spencer, Janelle...


Book Vs Movie "Mudbound"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Mudbound The Hillary Jordan Novel Vs The Dee Rees Film Welcome back to a new episode of Book Vs. Movie! This week, we are talking about the book/movie Mudbound which was written by Hillary Jordan (her debut novel) and directed by Dee Rees (Pariah, Bessie) who also co-wrote the adapted screenplay. The Margos are not too ashamed to admit that this particular story and film gave us a big case of the sads. However, we are so in love with the writing,...


Book Vs Movie "Postcards From the Edge" (REPLAY)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (REPLAY) Postcards From the Edge It's an all-out Carrie Fisher love fest talking about her 1987 first novel and the 1990 movie she herself adapted The much beloved and missed Carrie Fisher won a Grammy Award this year for her audiobook The Princess Diarist so the Margos decided to replay one of their favorite episodes. Postcards From the Edge is Fisher’s first novel and the 1990 Meryl Streep/Shirley MacLaine movie are the perfect antidotes to the “I miss...


Book Vs Movie "Girl Interrupted (New Intro)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "Girl Interrupted" The 1993 Susanna Kaysen Novel Vs. The 1999 Winona Ryder-Produced Movie Are you ready to learn a whole lot about Borderline Personality Disorder? You better damn well be because the Margos sure did after reading Girl Interrupted and man we just LOVE this book and movie discussion! We start off talking about the recent Women’s Marches and then get right into the nitty-gritty of Susanna Kaysen’s (our author’s) interesting background and the...


Book Vs Movie "Gerald's Game"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Stephen King Bonus Mini Ep "Gerald’s Game” The 1992 Novel Vs. The 2017 Netflix Adaptation Hooray for another Stephen King bonus ep and yippee for all of us that Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast is joining in for the fun, breezy discussion about a book that one of us likes WAY more than the other and the really cool Netflix adaptation! Margo & Deana talk about their personal feelings about the source material and how it differs from the Mike Flanagan...


Book Vs Movie "The Cider House Rules"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "The Cider House Rules" The 1985 John Irving Novel Vs. The 1999 Miramax Adaptation Finally! The Margos have been asked to cover John Irving ‘s The Cider House Rules many times so we decided to tackle it during the coldest winter known in the U.S. for ages. Here we discuss the interesting career of Irving and how he adapted his own sprawling novel into a neat and tidy Miramax film. Book Vs Movie--which did we like better? Tune in to find out! (Link below.) In...


Book Vs Movie "Auntie Mame" Replay

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "Auntie Mame" The 1955 Patrick Dennis Novel Vs. The Rosalind Russell Classic Film The Margos decided to celebrate the holiday season by honoring the most joyful book/movie they have covered yet--"Auntie Mame!" They compare and contrast between the 1955 Dennis Patrick novel and the 1958 classic movie starring the incomperable Rosalind Russell. Have a sip of something bubbly and enjoy! In this episode the Margos discuss: The complicated life of author Patrick...


Book Vs Movie Podcast "A Christmas Carol"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens the 2009 Jim Carey Animated Movie The Margos continue their holiday celebrations with the all-time classic "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. There have been hundreds of adaptations on the theme of Scrooge and is ultimate salvation but only one features stop motion animation and Jim Carey so we pair the discussion with Disney's A Christmas Carol directed by Book Vs Movie favorite Robert Zemeckis. We had SO much fun...


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

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "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. Topics we cover...


Book Vs Movie Podcast "The Exorcist"

Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Exorcist” The Margos get a little spooky before the holiday season with the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty. Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic. Director William Friedkin in 1973 just came off an incredible spate of box office successes including 1971’s The French Connection giving him an Academy Award...


Book Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep "Firestarter"

Book Vs Movie Podcast: Bonus Mini Ep “Firestarter” Margo D. is joined in this bonus mini episode with Chris Smith of The Dorking Out Show podcast to talk about one of the earlier Stephen King adaptations Firestarter. Smith listened to the book and they both watched the movie and decide which they like better--the book or the movie. In this episode they discuss: Their picks for their favorite and least favorite Stephen King adaptationsThe basic plot of the book and how it differs...


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