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On _This Film is Lit_ we finally settle the score on one simple question… Is the book really better than the movie? Bryan has a film degree. He watches the movie but doesn't read the book. Katie has two English degrees, so she does things the right way and reads the book before we watch the movie. Prepare to be wowed by our expertise and charm as we dissect all of your favorite film adaptations and decide whether the silver-screen or the written word did it better. Turn it up, settle in, and get ready for spoilers because This Film is Lit.

This Film is Lit Bryan and Katie

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    • 4.8 • 96 Ratings

On _This Film is Lit_ we finally settle the score on one simple question… Is the book really better than the movie? Bryan has a film degree. He watches the movie but doesn't read the book. Katie has two English degrees, so she does things the right way and reads the book before we watch the movie. Prepare to be wowed by our expertise and charm as we dissect all of your favorite film adaptations and decide whether the silver-screen or the written word did it better. Turn it up, settle in, and get ready for spoilers because This Film is Lit.

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    Crank up the jazz, pour yourself a gin rickey, and try not to put too much faith in the stock market — we’re headed back to the roaring 20s old sport. It’s The Great Gatsby, and This Film is Lit.

    Let Me Sum Up
    Guess Who?
    Was That in the Book?
    Lost in Adaptation
    Better in the Book
    Better in the Movie
    The Movie Nailed It
    Odds and Ends
    Final Verdict

    Our next movie is Psycho!

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Prequel to The Great Gatsby - I Know What You Did Last Summer Fan Reaction, F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Prequel to The Great Gatsby - I Know What You Did Last Summer Fan Reaction, F. Scott Fitzgerald

    - Patron Shoutouts
    - I Know What You Did Last Summer Fan Reaction
    - Learning with TFIL: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    - The Great Gatsby Preview

    • 1 hr 5 min
    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    If you're going to bury the truth, make sure it stays buried.  It’s I Know What You Did Last Summer, and This Film is Lit.

    Let Me Sum Up
    Guess Who?
    Was That in the Book?
    Better in the Book
    Better in the Movie
    The Movie Nailed It
    Odds and Ends
    Final Verdict

    Our next movie is Listener's Choise: The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, or The Outsiders.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Prequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer - Mockingjay Part 2 Fan Reaction

    Prequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer - Mockingjay Part 2 Fan Reaction

    - Patron Shoutouts
    - Mockingjay - Part 2 Fan Reaction
    - Learning with TFIL: Lois Duncan
    - I Know What You Did Last Summer Preview

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction. Although who knows? Maybe this will be it, Katniss. The time it sticks. It’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, and This Film is Lit.

    Let Me Sum Up
    Better in the Book
    Better in the Movie
    The Movie Nailed It
    Odds and Ends
    Katie Predicts The Hunger Games Trilogy
    Final Verdict

    Our next movie is I Know What You Did Last Summer!

    • 3 hr 31 min
    Prequel to Mockingjay Part 2 - Mockingjay Part 1 Fan Reaction, Mockingjay Part 2 Preview

    Prequel to Mockingjay Part 2 - Mockingjay Part 1 Fan Reaction, Mockingjay Part 2 Preview

    - Patron Shoutouts
    - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Fan Reaction
    - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Preview

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Skeptic Matthew ,

There was a movie????

This is the pod that answers the question, which was better the book or the film? An impossible question as it is apples to oranges; not the same fruit at all. But it is the journey, not the destination that matters. It's like being in the back seat of your married friends' car and eavesdropping on their highway games and conversation about the movie they saw last night, while they think you're asleep.

RealitySetsIn ,

You just couldn’t leave politics out. Unsubscribed

Was tolerable until you had to introduce your politics into it.

Chisel Tip Sharpie ,

Books don’t make the best movies, but sometimes they do!

I have started getting into this podcast lately due to Bryan’s YouTube show on “Good Bad/Bad Bad.” I have to say Bryan and Katie have a lot of fun with this podcast, especially when they re-examine old teen books they kinda, sorta liked (I.e. Twilight). My fav episode has to be The Clique, and you can clearly hear the drinks they are consuming to try and rationalize having to do this movie. Either way, I hope someday they do Fahrenheit 451 or maybe something crazier.

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