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Book Vs Movie Podcast

Release Date: 08/27/2017

Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "Sabrina" (1954 & 1995) Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and Julia Ormond

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Book Vs. Movie Sabrina Fair The 1953 Play Vs the 1954 & 1995 Movie Adaptations (Sabrina)  The Margos are feeling romance a little early this year so we are diving into the play which was the basis for two Sabrina movies. Written by , the original Broadway production starred and as our mismatched lovebirds, Sabrina Fairchild and Linus Larrabee, who both live on a huge estate in Long Island but one stays in the “main house” and the other lives in ‘the little house next to the big house.”  Sabrina is the chauffeur’s daughter who comes home after working for five years...

Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" (2016) Taika Waititi & Sam Neill

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Book Vs. Movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople Barry Crump’s 1986 Novella Vs the Taika Waititi 2016 Film The Margos search for their inner Kiwi in this examination of one of the most creators from New Zealand--writer and filmmaker . The 2016 film is an adaptation by Waititi of Crump’s novella and would go on to be one of the most successful films from New Zealand.  The story centers on the relationship between a “juvenile delinquent” Ricky Baker (played by ) who is on the run from child protective services along with his cantankerous uncle Hector Faulkner ) in the bush. Together...

Book Vs Movie: The Lost Daughter (2021) Olivia Colman & Dakota Johnson show art Book Vs Movie: The Lost Daughter (2021) Olivia Colman & Dakota Johnson

Book Vs Movie Podcast

In Maggie Gyllenhaal's screenplay & directorial debut, she takes on the 2008 novella "The Lost Daughter" by Elena Ferrante. This is a haunting and intriguing film about motherhood, abuse, selfishness, and loneliness. Stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, and Jessie Buckley. Currently playing on Netflix.

Book Vs Movie: Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola show art Book Vs Movie: Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Margos get into "the horror" of the 1898 novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and the 1979 film "Apocalypse Now" by Francis Ford Coppola which are considered classics of film & literature. The behind-the-scenes gossip and the parodies are all discussed here. (Note: We are not experts on film or books. this is for pure entertainment!)

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Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Margos are heading back to the world of Children’s literature with The Phantom Tollbooth by author Norton Juster and illustrations by Jules Feiffer which was first published in 1961. The story of a bored young boy named Milo who finds a magical tollbooth that sets him off on incredible adventures in math and wordplay. Along the way, he meets a big dog named Tock who keeps him on time as he reaches the Kingdom of Wisdom and develops a love of learning and puns. 

Book Vs Movie: Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1994) David Suchet show art Book Vs Movie: Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1994) David Suchet

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Margos return to Agatha Christie and one of her most famous detectives with Hercule Poirot’s Christmas which was originally released in 1938. The “locked room mystery” is one of her most well-loved stories. This being the holiday season, we thought it made for a perfect inclusion to our December episodes! 

Book Vs Movie: The Year Without a Santa Clause (1974) show art Book Vs Movie: The Year Without a Santa Clause (1974)

Book Vs Movie Podcast

For many 70s kids, the Rankin/Bass specials with their catchy music and stop motion animation were high art. From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Santa Clause is Coming to Town their specials garnered big ratings and helped popularize holiday music. One of their most iconic specials was based on a 1956 Phillis McGinley book The Year Without a Santa Clause which told the story of a burnt-out Kris Kringle who wanted to take leave for one Christmas. 

Book Vs Movie The Bishop's Wife (1947) Cary Grant & Loretta Young show art Book Vs Movie The Bishop's Wife (1947) Cary Grant & Loretta Young

Book Vs Movie Podcast

It’s December at Book vs Movie and we are excited about covering holiday-themed films including this selection--The Bishop’s Wife. The original novella was written by Robert Nathan in 1928 is the story of a preacher, Henry Boughman, who dreams of building a huge cathedral at the expense of his relationship with his wife Julia. The 1947 film with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven is wonderful!

Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971)

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The Margos are closing out our “Month of Disney” with the 50th Anniversary of Bedknobs and Broomsticks a partly animated film that is based on the wonderful stories by Mary Norton. She uses supernatural elements to tell the tale of a trio of British kids during WW2 who are hiding out in the English countryside. They meet a local villager, Miss Price, who turns out to be an apprentice witch. 

Book Vs Movie Book Vs Movie "Pinocchio" (1940)

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The Margos are feeling very Italian in this episode devoted to the famous story about a marionette who wishes to be a real boy when he grows up. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi was originally published in a series of magazine articles in 1881. When it was released as a book, it became a worldwide hit and is one of the most translated books of all time. 

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Stephen King Bonus Ep:“The Mist” Recap

Episode 10 “The 10th Meal”

Plus: Our “Top 5 Favorite Casts of a Stephen King Movie”


We have FINALLY arrived to the season finale of  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 give their final thoughts on the TV production plus, they choose their own “Top 5 Favorite Casts of a Stephen King Movie”

The podcast clip is at the bottom of this post but here are the basics of this week’s show:

Everything is at the mall and this is what happened:

  • Adrian (Russell Posner) tells Alex (Gus Birney) and Eve (Alyssa Sutherland)  that Jay  (Luke Cosgrove) raped her and he saw the proof at the hospital. All lies we know but he is now a full-on evil monster. He beats Jay with a paint can.
  • Everyone at the Mall is close to starving. Gus (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) the mall manager likes to hang out in his office and eat his secret stash of treats. He discusses the new mall ethos to Connor the cop (Darren Pettie) and wants to throw people out of the mall.
  • Kevin (Morgan Spector) makes it to the mall. Has a quick “hi & bye” with Mia and goes off to look for Alex and Eve.
  • Bryan/Jonah (Ozekie Morro) orders Wes (Greg Hovanssian) to let him out of his restraints and Wes does just that.
  • Gus wants to send Eve & Alex out to the mist and Jay is rescued.
  • Jay catches up with his father and Nathalie (Frances Conroy) she acts super weird and is clearly losing it. Dad wants to take him away and leave Alex & Eve behind.
  • Connor send his son into the Black Spring (The MIst) because he is either off and on a garbage person or a weak idiot.
  • The mall is very Lord of the Flies with guns and security guards run amok.
  • Kevin shows up in time to beat the crap out of Adrian in the hardware store.
  • JONAH (as he self-identifies now) wants to leave with Wes to find out what is going on at Arrowhead leaving Mia behind.
  • Back at the center of the mall Eve confesses in front of EVERYONE that Connor is really the father of Alex. (We both saw that a mile away. So why have them making out for all of these episodes?)
  • The group brings up Mrs Carmody and calls Eve a liar, a whore and a freak.
  • Kevin goes all agro and sets the store on fire.
  • Kevin joins Eve and Alex as they are being kicked out of the mall. He goes nuts and fights break out everywhere.
  • Gus aims a gun at them and sends the whole group away including Mia at this point.
  • They run through the parking lot and The MIst grabs Alex. Jay rescues her and then gets sucked in himself.
  • Vic (Erik Knudsen) has the car.
  • Kevin decides to back up said car into the mall front doors allowing The Mist to take over the mall. Connor leaves with them.
  • Nathalie reunites with her dead husband and a ghost baby nurses on her teet which eventually kills Nathalie.
  • Kevin’s crew comes upon a train. The army is throwing people out of it into The Mist!! They are feeding The MIst with people!
  • Final question from me--they had enough money to purchase the rights to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day but did not invest in better writing or story structure?

And that is it for episode 10--the season finale!

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