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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...


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...