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 "My Fair Lady" (1964) Audrey Hepburn & "Pygmalion"
The Margos are working heavy on our diction to prepare for this ep. We love the original 1964 film musical "My Fair Lady" with Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison.
The original story of Pygmalion is based in Greek mythology where an artist falls in love with their own sculpture and is then rejected by them. Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw took the material and in 1913 created the original play.
Book Vs Movie "One Night in Miami" (2021)
Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and NFL superstar Jim Brown met for one night in Miami in February 1964.
In 2013, writer Kemp Powers created a fictional account of the famous evening where these famous men talked about religion, politics, racism, women, and how they can make their mark on the world. He adapted the screenplay that is directed by Regina King.
Book Vs Movie "What's Love Got to Do With It?" (1993)
With Tina Turner finally being nominated for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nomination as a solo artist--the Margos decided now was the time to take a look at her life story (up to the age of 46) with her 80s bestselling autobiography (co-written by Kurt Loder!) “I, Tina” and compare it with the hit 1993 film “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
Book Vs Movie "The Princess and the Frog" (2009)
The Princess and the Frog originated with the Brother Grimm’s fairytale “The Frog Prince” (which we are not really discussing today) and “The Frog Princess” by E.D. Baker. Writers/directors Ron Clements and John Musker who previously worked on “The Great Mouse Detective” and “The Little Mermaid.”
Book Vs Movie: Dolly Parton's Heartstrings "Jolene"
The Margos talk about the wonderful Dolly Parton, her music career, and the Netflix series of films that adapted her songs. "Jolene" stars Julianne Hough and Kimber Williams-Paisley.
Book Vs Movie "All The President's Men"
The Margos follow the money and talk about Richard Nixon, the Watergate scandal, The Washington Post, Woodward & Berstein, "Deep Throat" and Nora Ephron. "All The President's Men" (1976) directed by Alan Pakula and starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.
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I needed something to get me through a ten hour holiday drive and discovered this on a whim. I ended up listening to it the whole time both ways! I love that the hosts include their opinions and give insight into the book/movie backstory.
Would love to see more animated and fantasy movies. ;)
Wonderful podcast - just “rediscovered” and appreciate the improved audio quality.
❤️ You guys
Too long of an already long, repeated intro. It’s a lot. I love you, but it’s a lot. Please trim - I want you gals to be around forever!!! ❤️