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 "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945)
This episode focuses on one of writer Oscar Wilde’s biggest commercial and critical successes--The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde is one of those intimidating subjects to cover as he is one of the most controversial and celebrated writers & thinkers of the 19th Century. Fans worship his every bon mot and admire his bravery to live his life on his own terms. He died in 1900 at the age of 46 but his legacy looms large to this day.
Book Vs Movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a novel by Jack Finney, and the movie starring Kevin McCarthy. The story of aliens invading earth and creating “pod people” to take over the human race was (probably) an allegory for the House Unamerican Activities that was looking for Communists in the U.S. during the 1930s-1950s.The 1956 movie was directed by Don Siegel (Escape from Alcatraz, Dirty Harry) and produced by Walter Wanger.
Book Vs Movie "The Invisible Man" (2020)
This adaptation of the 1897 H.G. Wells novel has Elisabeth Moss playing a woman (Cecilia Kass) trying to escape an abusive relationship when her seemingly late boyfriend attacks her wearing an invisible suit. Her character is gaslit everywhere she goes including at the police station where they decide she is mentally unstable and causing her own problems.
Book Vs Movie "The Parent Trap" (1961) Hayley Mills & Maureen O'Hara
The Margos talk about the 1961 Disney classic film "The Parent Trap" and the fascinating author Erich Kastner who was banned by Nazis in Germany! The 1988 remake is mentioned but our focus is on the Hayley Mills & Maureen O'Hara film. Between book & movie, which did we like better? Have a listen!
Book Vs Movie "In a Lonely Place" (1950) Humphrey Bogart & Gloria Grahame
The film noir classic was directed by Nicholas Ray and stars Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. Considered a bit of a flop at the time, it is now considered a classic a love has gone wrong duo and the loneliness of post-WWII LA.
Book Vs Movie "AI: Artificial Intelligence" (2001) Steven Spielberg, Haley Joel Osment & Jude Law
The Margos talk about "AI: Artificial Intelligence" on the 20th anniversary of its release. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a Brian Aldiss short story, the film was originally a project for Stanley Kubrick. Stars Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, and William Hurt.
Vicki was jealous of Maggie going camping/being alone with Mitch. The girls knew Vicky was not an outdoor type.
I love the Margos!
I really enjoy this podcast. Fun concept. There are a lot of more movies that have been adapted from books and short stories than I was aware of. The Margos are warm and funny- really comforting in the time of Covid.
Love this pod!
I first started listening to thrips podcast during spooky season, and loved it. I have been inspired to read a lot of the books that the ladies discuss and most recently, the West Side Story episode made me want to join their discussion and cry over the beauty of the movie. Thank you for this content!