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Book Vs. Movie "The Mist" Recap Ep: 4 Plus, Top 5 Stephen King Heroes

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Release Date: 07/15/2017

Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945)

Book Vs Movie Podcast

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. 

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)

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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.

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "The Invisible Man" 2020 (Elisabeth Moss)

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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.

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "The Parent Trap" (1961) Hayley Mills Maureen O'Hara

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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!

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "In a Lonely Place" (1950) Humphrey Bogart & Gloria Grahame

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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.

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "AI: Artificial Intelligence" (2001) Haley Joel Osment & Jude Law

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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.

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "A Face in the Crowd" (1957) Andy Griffith & Patricia Neal

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The original story, Your Arkansas Traveler, was featured in a collection from Some Faces in the Crowd by Budd Schulberg and published in 1953. The 1957 movie directed by Elia Kazan stars Andy Griffith as Lonesome Rhodes, a thoroughly terrible man in a humble performance that fools millions. No, this is not a documentary!

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988) Glenn Close & John Malkovich

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The Margos get a little sexy and wicked with this 1782 “libertine novel” from Pierre Chodlerlos de Laclos, a French writer and Army General who ten years before the French Revolution published four volumes of “Les Liaisons dangereuses” about a pair of manipulative rivals in the bourgeoisie. Also, we discuss the 85 play and the 1988 film by Stephen Frears with John Malkovich, Glenn Close, & Michelle Pfeiffer

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "Heartburn" (1986) Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep & Jack Nicholson

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The Margos talk about the fascinating life of writer/director Nora Ephron who was taught to treat everything in life "as copy." In this show, we compare the 1983 novel "Heartburn" and the major changes made to the 1986 Mike Nichols adaptation. Nora was married to Carl Bernstein ("All the Presidents Men" and their son Jacob Bernstein directed the documentary "Everything is Copy." We also talk about Mike Nichols and the Mark Harris bio.

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Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "Almost Famous" (2000) Kate Hudson & Billy Crudup

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The Margos discuss the writing and directing career of Cameron Crowe who was a teenager when he started writing for Rolling Stone magazine in the 70s. He based 2000's "Almost Famous" on his days with The Allman Brothers and has some of the best actors in the business in this film. Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, and Philip Seymour lead an all-star cast. Hudon & McDormand earned Academy Award noms. Cameron Crowe won for best screenplay.

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Stephen King Bonus Ep:“The Mist” Recap

Episode 4 “Pequod”

Plus. Top 5 "Stephen King Heroes"


Welcome to episode 4 of the Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production.

Now we are at episode 4 titled “Pequod” which is the name of the whaling ship in Herman Melville’s  Moby Dick and it was named for the Pequot tribe that was based in New England.

This episode has a bit of everything-- paranoia, mist beasts, foul language, dead kids and a little bit of “end of time/wrath of God”-type stuff. The action takes place in three places: A gas station, the mall and the church and people are at various levels of stressed out and frightened.

In essence for each location the following is happening:

The Gas Station: Kevin (Morgan Spector), Mia (Danica Curcic), Bryan (Ozekie Morro) and Adrian (Russell Posner) can’t seem to get their car moving so they meet up at a gas station. There they find Clay (Teagle F. Bougere) who is armed and knows Kevin because Eve is his son;s teacher. Clay wants to stay and he gives his survivalist care to the gang. (He thinks he will reunite with his son at the station. Poor Clay…)

The Mall:

Eve (Alyssa Sutherland) confesses she is glad Kevin isn’t there because she blames him for Alex’s (Gus Birney) rape. Alex takes a young child to the bookstore to hang out and forget their troubles for a bit. The game show bros think it would be a fine idea to get a harpoon and bring the dead bodies from the parking lot. The mist shows up and causes one death and one bro getting kicked out for good. Also, the mist has no interest in Alex (!)

Church:

Father Romanov (Dan Butler) thinks it is the end of times and wants his new parishioners to join him in fighting the mist with faith and prayer. Natalie (Frances Conroy) thinks a spider she caught in a jar is God. Father Romanov thinks that is bunk and squashes it.

Topics covered :

  • Is the group correct in getting rid of bro Vic(Erik Knudsen)?
  • Why take a little girl and not a teenager?  
  • Is there something wrong with Eve and Kevin’s relationship?
  • Why is Natalie breaking down so fast?
  • Should Clay have joined them in leaving the gas station?

Plus, Margo & Deana pick their top 5 "Stephen King Heroes!" 

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