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Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!

Book Vs Movie Podcast Margo D. & Margo P.

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 126 Ratings

Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!

    Book Vs Movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"

    Book Vs Movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"

    The Margos attempt to decipher one of the most lauded (and examined) films of the 20th century--2001: A Space Odyssey that is the combined effort of two geniuses--Arthur C. Clarke and Stanely Kubrick. The film released in 1968 and the 1951 short story (titled The Sentinel) have been a subject of thousands of thesis papers and movie nerd YouTube tutorials, but what does it all mean? 

    • 52 min
    Book Vs Movie "Tuck Everlasting"

    Book Vs Movie "Tuck Everlasting"

    Who wants to live forever? Is it better to have an average lifespan filled with love or an eternity of new adventures? The 1975 children’s book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and features the Tuck family who drinks the spring water from rural Treegap and now lives a life that will never end. 

    • 50 min
    Book Vs Movie "The Warriors"

    Book Vs Movie "The Warriors"

    The Margos are picking out our costumes for this special episode devoted to the cult classic The Warriors (yes, it was based on a book by Sol Yurick.) The movie, directed by Walter Hill, was a hit when it was released in 1979, but the glory of that was marred by real-life gang violence at the time which caused the movie studios to cease advertising the film.

    • 46 min
    Book Vs Movie "Matilda"

    Book Vs Movie "Matilda"

    The Margos tackle one of the most beloved children’s books of all time--Matilda by Roald Dahl. We have had so many requests over the years for this book & movie and it has certainly lived up to the hype!

    • 47 min
    Book Vs Movie "The Road to Perdition"

    Book Vs Movie "The Road to Perdition"

    The world of midwest Prohibition-era gangster life is the subject of this episode of Book Vs Movie with Road to Perdition--the 1998 graphic novel from Max Allan Collins and the 2000 film directed by Sam Mendes.  This returns the Margos to the graphic novel genre for the first time since Batman. We talk about the fantastic performances & cinematography here as well.

    • 57 min
    Book Vs Movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

    Book Vs Movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

    The Margos fight off the urge to daydream while we talk about the James Thurber short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the 1947 adaptation starring Danny Kaye in the title role. Mitty is a character that loves to get lost in his thoughts and in the original story--he spends a day in Waterbury, Connecticut thinking of a few heroic episodes that star him and his incredible imagination. 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

SnarkySarah888 ,

The Best Rabbit Holes!

I have learned so much about some of my favorite books and movies! So many movies I had no idea were based on books or short stories. The Margos have such great chemistry and just the right about of snark! Do yourself a favor and take a listen! I had think I have a suggestion you gals could really sink you teeth in to. Age of Innocence or Dangerous Liaison with a Cruel Intentions crossover. 😊

CaravanBoi ,

Great Podcast!

I have been listening for a couple of years. Writing from Houston, Texas. I can say your Podcast has been a great respite when I needed. When hurricane Harvey happened, I remember driving to check on my elderly mother and a normal drive of 30 minutes, turning into 3 hours. Your Jaws episode will forever be burnt into my mind as a marker for what I was doing at that time lol. Thank you for everything you do! May I suggest Your Girl Friday.

Allison_S 95 ,

Fun for a book lover

Really love it as someone who likes books and seeing how it compares to the movies. They do the podcast through video chat so sound quality isn’t always the best (which I get, they live on opposite sides of the country). They repeat episodes a lot which I don’t get.

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