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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 • 100 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.

    Prequel to I Am Legend - The Godfather Fan Reaction, Novel vs. Novella

    Prequel to I Am Legend - The Godfather Fan Reaction, Novel vs. Novella

    - Patron Shoutouts
    - The Godfather Fan Reaction
    - Learning with TFIL: Novel vs. Novella
    - I Am Legend Preview

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Godfather

    The Godfather

    Now you come to me and you say “Don Corleone, give me justice”, but you don’t even ask with respect. You don’t offer friendship. You don’t even think to call me… Godfather. 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 I Am Legend!

    • 3 hr 2 min
    Prequel to The Godfather - How the Grinch Stole Christmas Fan Reaction, The Godfather Preview

    Prequel to The Godfather - How the Grinch Stole Christmas Fan Reaction, The Godfather Preview

    - Patron Shoutouts
    - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Fan Reaction
    - The Godfather Preview

    • 44 min
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    Every Who down in WhoVille liked Christmas a lot…but the Grinch, who lived just North of WhoVille, did NOT. It’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and This Film is Lit.

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

    We're off next week for the holidays, but we'll be back in 2022!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Hogfather Fan Reaction, Nostalgia-bait Remakes, How the Grinch Stole Christmas Preview

    Prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Hogfather Fan Reaction, Nostalgia-bait Remakes, How the Grinch Stole Christmas Preview

    - Patron Shoutouts
    - Hogfather Fan Reaction
    - Learning with TFIL: Nostalgia-Bait Remakes
    - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Preview

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hogfather

    Hogfather

    HO. HO. HO. We’re traveling to Discworld just in time for Hogswatch. It’s Hogfather, and This Film is Lit.

    Let Me Sum Up
    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 a listener's choice for How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 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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