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Book Vs Movie Podcast" Stephen King Bonus Ep "Castle Rock Mid-Season Recap"

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Stephen King Bonus Ep "Castle Rock” A Mid-Season Review It’s time for another Stephen King bonus ep! SK superfans Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly decided to take a look at the new Hulu series Castle Rock at their mid-season. So five episodes in are Margo and Deana impressed with the JJ Abrams produced show? Can they figure out the crazy plot? How many easter eggs can they find in each episode? Will they stick around for the whole series? (Well, I THINK...


Book Vs Movie "Gone Girl" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay) "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 "Big Fish"

Book Vs Movie “Big Fish” The Margos Embrace the Magical with the 1998 Novel by Daniel Wallace and the Tim Burton 2003 Movie It looks like the universe wants us to tackle something a little more fanciful with this episode being about all things Big Fish including the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 movie by Tim Burton. The official title of the book is Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions and you want to talk magical realism? This book has plenty of it along with fantastical...


Book Vs Movie "Girl Interrupted" (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay) "Girl Interrupted" The 1993 Susanna Kaysen Novel Vs. The 1999 Winona Ryder-Produced Movie First, let us say this. If you are having mental health and/or emotional issues and need help. Here are some resources based in the United States: Psychology Todaythis linkNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline The Margos want you with us! Now on to the episode: Are you ready to learn a whole lot about Borderline Personality Disorder? You better damn well be...


Book Vs Movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

Book Vs Movie “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 tone...


Book Vs Movie "The Princess Bride" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Princess Bride” (Replay) The Margos(once again) dissect the differences between the 1973 William Goldman novel from the 1987 cult classic film directed by Rob Reiner Inconceivable! The Margos decided to redo (and replay!) a 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 that the beloved classic movie was at one time a book. And that...


Book vs Movie "Jurassic Park"

Book Vs Movie “Jurassic Park” The 1990 nonfiction by the legendary author, director, and producer Michael Crichton Vs the 1993 Steven Spielberg Blockbuster Film Bring on the special, practical effects (with little CGI, please) because the Margos redo one of their more polarizing takes on a project created by two world-class geniuses--Michael Crichton and his good friend Steven Spielberg. Amazingly, Crichton came up with the original concept in the early 1980s and it took several...


Book Vs Movie "Catch Me If You Can"

Book Vs Movie “Catch Me If You Can” The 1980 nonfiction (ish) book by Frank Abagnale & Stan Redding Vs the 2002 Steven Spielberg Film The Margos go for the short con here and discuss all things Frank Abagnale, a man who between 16-21 years old was the most competent (and weirdly likable) fraud impersonating a pilot, lawyer, doctor, and teacher before finally getting caught by the FBI. He also cashed fraudulent checks around the U.S. and around the world to the tune of over $2...


Book vs Movie (Replay) "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"

Book Vs Movie (Replay) “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” The Ransom Riggs book vs the Tim Burton film The Margos delve into the world of fantasy in this episode discussing the Ranson Riggs’ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children which spent 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2012 and spawned two sequels Hollow City and Library of Souls. Normally Margo P. doesn’t go for the scary stuff but when her preteen told her this was her favorite book of all...


Book Vs. Movie "Call Me By Your Name"

Book Vs Movie Podcast “Call Me by Your Name” 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 bisexuality and...


Book Vs Movie "Jaws" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast Replay “Jaws” For all of you who have told us that “the book is always better than the movie,” get ready to eat crow! The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes on (again!) the 1975 classic movie Jaws as well as the truly not-so-great 1974 novel from the otherwise very thoughtful author (and shark supporter) Peter Benchley. We covered this topic two years ago but our old ways of recording thing leave quite a bit to be desired so we decided to take it on again. (Besides,...


Book Vs Movie "The Great Gatsby"

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...


Book Vs Movie Podcast "Mildred Pierce" (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "Mildred Pierce" The James M. Cain Hard-Boiled Classic Novel to Slightly Gritty 1945 Classic Film The Margos put on some extra shoulder pads and finish out their Joan Crawford movie streak with the 1945 classic film noir Mildred Pierce which is based on 1941 novel by JM Cain. In this potboiler of an ep they discuss Joan Crawford'sKate WinsletGuy PearceAnn Blyth Butterfly McQueen Audio Clips: Official Trailer for Mildred Pierce "Mildred Pierce" by Sonic...


Book Vs Movie "Rebecca"

Book Vs Movie Podcast “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 Podcast "The Exorcist" (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay) “The Exorcist” The Margos revisit 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 for Best Director. The Exorcist became...


Book Vs Movie "The Outsiders"

Book Vs Movie Podcast “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 students....


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...