The Washing Irving Short Story Classic Vs the Tim Burton Movie
The Margos are back and talking about spooky books & movies since, duh--it’s October! This is our favorite month of the year and we have so much fun talking about one of our best-loved stories from our childhood-- The Legend of Sleepy Hollowwritten by the fascinating Washington Irving. The only hard part about this episode was deciding which version of the movie we should cover (there areseveral!) In the end, we decided to stick with one of our favorite directors,Tim Burtonand his reimaging of the tale--Sleepy Hollow.
We begin by looking at the incredible life of the author and how a yellow fever epidemic (prevalent in his childhood) made him familiar with the ghost stories of Hudson Valley, New York. Also, how the youngest of eleven children named for the first President of the United States took his lifelong love of writing and history to become America’s first famous “man of letters.”
(If you are a fan of New York City trivia and/or the origin of Christmas traditions--you will be especially happy with this ep!)
After that, we once again go into the film archives of Tim Burton and check out his unique take on not only the character of the historically smarmy, school teacher and not-handsome-at-allIchabod Crane(played as a hot NYC police investigator byJohnny Depp) and the plot of the story which here centers around magic and spells.
So which did the Margos like better? Book or Movie? Check out the link below to find out!
In this ep the Margos discuss :
The NBCHalloween specialwhich starred Jeff Goldblum and is unfortunately not available by streaming service.