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Book Vs Movie Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Margo D. & Margo P.Website

Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Cre… read more

100 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

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

January 20th, 2022

51:28

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 Barry …

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

January 13th, 2022

1:02:14

Book Vs. Movie The Lost Daughter

The 2008 Novel by Elena Ferrante Vs the 2021 Maggie Gyllenhaal Directorial & Screenplay Debut

The Margos are up …

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

January 6th, 2022

1:05:37

Book Vs. Movie: Heart of Darkness & Apocalypse Now

The Joseph Conrad Classic Novel Vs the Francis Ford Coppola Classic Film

The Margos are going …

Book Vs Movie: The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

December 29th, 2021

54:45

Book Vs. Movie: The Phantom Tollbooth

The 1961Classic Children’s Novel Vs the 1970 Chuck Jones-Directed Movie

The Margos are heading back to the …

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

December 16th, 2021

1:01:45

Book Vs. Movie: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Agatha Christie’s Holiday Mystery Vs the David Suchet “Poirot” TV Series

The Margos return to Agatha …

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

December 9th, 2021

39:53

Book Vs. Movie: The Year Without a Santa Clause

The Rankin/Bass 1974 Classic Special Based on a Light Verse Book 

For many 70s kids, the Rankin/Bass specials with their catchy music and stop motion animation were high …

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

December 1st, 2021

53:56

Book Vs. Movie: The Bishop’s Wife

The 1928 novel by Robert Nathan Vs the 1947 Classic Cary Grant Film

It’s December at Book vs Movie and we are …

Book Vs Movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971)

November 24th, 2021

1:04:59

Book Vs. Movie: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

The Marty Norton Novels During WW2 Vs the 1971 Groovy Disney Film

The Margos are closing out our “Month of Disney” with the 50th Anniversary of Bedknobs and Broomsticks a partly …

Book Vs Movie "Pinocchio" (1940)

November 17th, 2021

55:50

Book Vs. Movie: Pinocchio

The Italian Children’s Novel Vs the 1940 Animated Film

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 …

Book Vs Movie "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) Disney in November!

November 11th, 2021

1:16:28

Book Vs. Movie: Beauty & the Beast

The French Fairy Tale from the 1700s Vs the 1991 Animated Classic

The Margos continue our month of Disney films with the 1991 classic Beauty and the Beast which is based on a …

Book Vs Movie "Sleeping Beauty" (1959)

November 4th, 2021

52:01

Book Vs. Movie: Sleeping Beauty

The Fairy Tale from the 1600s Vs the the1959 Disney Animated Film

The Margos are feeling kind of Disney this month so we are dedicating our next few episodes to those animated classics …

Book Vs Movie "The Bad Seed" (1956)

October 28th, 2021

1:00:21

Book Vs. Movie: The Bad Seed 

The 1954 Novel Vs the1956 Film

The Margos finish out the month of October with our final scary book & movie for the season--The Bad Seed. Written by William March and published in 1954 …

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

October 22nd, 2021

1:04:51

Book Vs. Movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray 

The Oliver Wilde Novella Vs the 1945 Film Starring Angela Lansbury

The month of October is one of our …

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

October 14th, 2021

1:06:09

Book Vs. Movie: Invasion of the Body 

The 1955 Novel by Jack Finney Vs the 1956 Classic Film

Our “Spooky Movies in October” continues with Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a novel by Jack Finney, and the movie starring

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

October 8th, 2021

48:00

Book Vs. Movie: The Invisible Man

The 1897 Novel by H.G. Wells  Vs the 2020 Elisabeth Moss Adaptation

The Margos love the spookiness of October and this episode is dedicated to the classic H.G. Wells The Invisible Man

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

September 30th, 2021

52:56

Book Vs. Movie: The Parent Trap

The 1949 Novel by Erich Kastner Vs the 1961 Disney Classic Film

The Margos are twinning this week talking about Lottie/Lisa & Sharon/Susan--the lead characters from the Erich Kastner

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

September 17th, 2021

1:04:43

Book Vs. Movie: In a Lonely Place

The 1947 Novel Vs the 1950 Humphrey Bogart

The Margos go back to Bogie and film noir with In a Lonely Place which was written by Dorothy B. Hughes in 1947 which tells the story of a …

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

September 10th, 2021

1:02:14

Book Vs. Movie: AI: Artificial Intelligence

Brian Aldiss’s Supertoys Last All Summer Long Vs. the 2001 Steven Spielberg Film

Twenty years ago, Steven Spielberg released a longtime project with his friend Stanley …

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

September 2nd, 2021

1:04:06

Book Vs Movie: “A Face in the Crowd”

The Budd Schulberg Short Story Vs the Elia Kazan Classic Film

Every once in a while we come across a story that …

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

August 27th, 2021

54:24

Book Vs Movie: “Dangerous Liaisons”

The 1782 Novel Vs the 1985 Play & the 1988 Movie 

The Margos get a little sexy and wicked with this 1782 “libertine novel” from Pierre Chodlerlos de Laclos, a French writer and …

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

August 19th, 2021

1:04:08

Book Vs Movie: “Heartburn” 

The “Nora Ephron is a Queen” Episode  

Norah Ephron was one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th Century from her work as an essayist for Esquire to her best-selling novels and …

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

August 10th, 2021

1:08:37

Book Vs Movie: “Almost Famous”

Based on several articles by Cameron Crowe in Rolling Stone Vs the 2000 film 

In 1973, writer Cameron Crowe was just …

Book Vs Movie "Dog Day Afternoon" (1976) Al Pacino

August 5th, 2021

1:04:07

Book Vs Movie: “Dog Day Afternoon”

The Classic Hollywood 1974 film Vs “The Boys in the Bank” from 1972 article from Life Magazine

On August 22, …

Book Vs Movie "Logan's Run" (1976) Michael York, Jenny Agutter & Farrah Fawcett

July 30th, 2021

1:05:57

Book Vs Movie: “Logan’s Run”

The Cult Classic Novel & Film That Inspired Generations of SciFi Fans 

Imagine living in a world where you can live …

Book Vs Movie "Legally Blonde" (2001) Reese Witherspoon

July 21st, 2021

55:23

Book Vs Movie: “Legally Blonde”

The Amanda Brown Story Vs the Reese Witherspoon Movie 

The Margos are donning their pink outfits and getting our nails done in preparation for one of our most fun episodes--Legally …

Book Vs Movie "The War of the Worlds" (2005) H.G. Wells, Tom Cruise, & Steven Spielberg

July 14th, 2021

1:08:24

Book Vs Movie: “The War of the Worlds”

The H.G. Wells Science Fiction Classic Vs the 2005 Steven Spielberg Movie

The Margos go back to both the world of science fiction and the film work of Steven Spielberg talking …

Book Vs Movie "The Fast and the Furious" (2001) Vin Diesel & Paul Walker

July 8th, 2021

50:57

Book Vs Movie: “The Fast and the Furious”

The 1998 Kenneth Li article from Vibe Vs the 2001 Film 

Since the Pandemic started in Mach 2020, we gave committed to bringing a weekly show and that means we often use shorter …

Book Vs Movie "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009) Wes Anderson & George Clooney

June 30th, 2021

39:08

Book Vs Movie: “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

The Margos Cover Roald Dahl (Again!)

One of the most covered authors on Book Vs Movie is also one of the most controversial and we discuss why in this episode dedicated to Roald Dahl

Book Vs. Movie: "Argo" (2012) Ben Affleck & Bryan Cranston

June 25th, 2021

53:17

Book Vs Movie: “Argo”

The 2007 Wired Article Vs the 2012 Movie Adaptation 

 

The Margos are on an adventure for this episode that is based on a true story--Argo. The 2007 Wired magazine article (“The Great Escape: How …

Book Vs Movie "The Little Prince" (2015) Jeff Bridges & Paul Rudd

June 16th, 2021

56:00

Book Vs Movie: “The Little Prince”

The 1943 Novel Vs the 2015 Adaptation 

The Margos say “Vive La France!” as we dive into the classic children’s book The Little Prince by author & illustrator Antoine de …

Book Vs Movie "To Sir, With Love" (1967) Sidney Poitier

June 9th, 2021

55:46

Book Vs Movie: “To Sir, With Love”

The 1959 E.R. Braithewaite Novel Vs the 1967 Sidney Poitier Movie

To Sir, With Love was a smash hit movie in 1967 …

Book Vs Movie "Whip It" (2009) Drew Barrymore & Elliot Page

June 3rd, 2021

45:23

Book Vs Movie: “Whip It”

The 2007 Novel by Shauna Cross Vs the 2009 Drew Barrymore-Directorial Debut

The Margos are feeling some badass girl energy and the need for speed so what is better than entering the world of …

Book Vs Movie "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) Marlon Brando

May 28th, 2021

1:14:58

Book Vs Movie: “A Streetcar Named Desire”

The Tennessee Williams Play Song Vs the Elia Kazan Movie

The Margos are feeling very fragile and need to take long, hot baths when discussing one of the greatest dramas of the …

Book Vs Movie "Harper Valley PTA" (1978) Jeannie C. Reilly & Barbara Eden

May 19th, 2021

55:46

Book Vs Movie: “Harper Valley PTA”

The 1968 Song Vs the 1978 Movie (really!)

Ever since the pandemic began, we decided to create a new show each week (rather than biweekly which has been our habit for over six years …

Book Vs Movie "Arrival" (2016) Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner

May 12th, 2021

39:11

Book Vs Movie: “Arrival”

The Ted Chiang Novella Vs the Amy Adams Film

The Margos are looking into the world of language and SciFi with the Ted Chiang novella Story of Your Life published in 1998 and the 2016 movie …

Book Vs Movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008) Brad Pitt David Fincher

May 5th, 2021

47:15

Book Vs Movie: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Vs the David Fincher Movie

The Margos take on the world of magical realism with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which was …

Book Vs Movie "Being There" (1980) Peter Sellers

April 29th, 2021

58:19

Book Vs Movie: “Being There”

The 1970 Satirical Novel Vs the 1979 Classic Film

The film Being There and its star Peter Sellers was a big deal in 1980 when the film was released. Based on a novella by Jerzy Kosinski …

Book Vs Movie "Love Story" (1970) Ryan O'Neal & Ali MacGraw

April 21st, 2021

45:17

Book Vs Movie: “Love Story”

The 1970 Novel & Film Explores Love, Loss, and the Use of the Word “Sorry”

Since we have just been added to the …

Book Vs Movie "Father of the Bride" (1950 & 1991)

April 15th, 2021

42:39

Book Vs Movie: “Father of the Bride”

The 1949 Novel Vs the 1950 Elizabeth Taylor Classic 

(Okay, we mention the 90s remake as well!)

 

Love is in the air and the Margos are ready for romance with the book & movie

Book Vs Movie "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) Nicolas Roeg & David Bowie

April 8th, 2021

49:00

Book Vs Movie: “The Man Who Fell to Earth”

Our first Walter Tevis novel & the cult David Bowie Film

Author Walter Tevis created some of the most …

Book Vs Movie "The Women" (1939) Joan Crawford & Rosalind Russell

April 1st, 2021

1:09:54

Book Vs Movie: “The Women”

The Clare Booth Luce Vs. the 1939 George Cukor Film (Plus, the 2001 Broadway Revival!)

In 1936, the Clare Booth Luce play The Women debuted on Broadway to rave reviews and packed audiences …

Book Vs Movie: "Cabaret" (1972) Directed by Bob Fosse

March 25th, 2021

1:06:13

Book Vs Movie: “Cabaret”

The Backstory Behind One of the Most Popular Musicals of All Time

“Musicals in March”

The Margos are adhering to the motto …

Book Vs Movie "West Side Story" (1961) "Romeo and Juliet"

March 18th, 2021

1:16:26

Book Vs Movie: “West Side Story” Vs "Romeo and Juliet"

The Shakespeare Classic & the 1961 Musical Which Swept the Academy Awards

“March Musicals!”

Book Vs Movie: "Cats" (2019) Starring Taylor Swift & Jennifer Hudson

March 11th, 2021

1:10:01

Book Vs Movie: “Cats”

The Poems of T.S. Eliot, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical & the 2019 Tom Hooper-Directed Movie

“March Musicals Month!” 

We are deep into “Musicals in March and this episode is an offbeat …

Book Vs Movie: "My Fair Lady" (1964) Audrey Hepburn & "Pygmalion"

March 3rd, 2021

48:00

Book Vs Movie: “My Fair Lady” & “Pygmalion”

The George Bernard Shaw Play Vs the George Cukor Movie Musical

“March Musicals Month!” 

The Margos are working heavy on our diction to prepare for this ep. 

The original …

Book Vs Movie "One Night in Miami" (2021)

February 24th, 2021

56:39

Book Vs Movie: “One Night in Miami” (2021)

The Kemp Powers Play Vs. the Regina King Movie

True story--on the night of Tuesday, February 25, 1964, …

Book Vs Movie: Tina Turner "What's Love Got to Do With It?" (1993)

February 17th, 2021

57:44

Book Vs Movie: “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (1993)

Tina Turner’s 1986 Autobiography “I, Tina” Vs the Angela Bassett Film

 

With Tina Turner …

Book Vs Movie "The Princess and the Frog" (2009)

February 11th, 2021

44:14

Book Vs Movie: “The Princess & The Frog” (2009)

The last traditionally made Disney animation film is the subject of this episode which explores New Orleans in the 1920s

The Margos are feeling like sipping some …

Book Vs Movie: Dolly Parton's Heartstrings "Jolene"

February 2nd, 2021

38:57

Book Vs Movie: “Jolene” (2019)

Dolly Parton’s 1973 Hit Song & the 2019 Adaptation from Netflix “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings”

 

The Margos have …

Book Vs Movie "All The President's Men" (1976)

January 26th, 2021

1:01:54

Book Vs Movie: “All the President’s Men” (1976)

The Margos search for 70's creeps, dogged reporting, and “Deep Throat”

“Follow the money.” The

Book Vs Movie "The Perfect Storm" (2000)

January 19th, 2021

50:36

Book Vs Movie: “The Perfect Storm” (2000)

The True-ish Stroy About the Sinking of the Andrea Gail in 1991

Ahoy Matey! The Margos can’t seem to escape the sea as we look into the disappearance of the “Andrea Gail” which …

Book Vs Movie: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (1947)

January 13th, 2021

52:00

Book Vs Movie: “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir” (1947)

A romantic love story between a hot-headed former sailor and a beautiful widow 

The Margos are not …

Book Vs Movie "The Poseidon Adventure" (1971)

January 2nd, 2021

1:00:07

Book Vs Movie: “The Poseidon Adventure” (1971)

The differences between the super gross book and the really fun movie (We are not going to hide our bias here!)

At Book Vs Movie, whenever people say “Duh--the book is …

Book Vs Movie "The Homecoming: A Christmas Story" (1971)

December 24th, 2020

58:03

Book Vs Movie: “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” (1971)

The Basis of the Waltons TV Series Started as a TV Movie!

The Margos decided to get into …

Book Vs Movie: "Little Women" (1994)

December 22nd, 2020

1:08:35

Book Vs Movie: Little Women

The Louisa May Alcott Classic Novel Vs. the 1994 Winona Ryder-Starring Film

 

The Margos take a trip back to mid-19th century America with the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women which was …

Book Vs Movie: "His Girl Friday" (1940) & "The Front Page"

December 15th, 2020

1:02:40

Book Vs Movie: His Girl Friday

The 1928 Play (The Front Page) Vs the 1940 Howard Hawks Film

Writers Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur changed Broadway …

Book Vs Movie: "Harold and Maude" (1971)

December 7th, 2020

51:15

Book Vs Movie: Harold and Maude

The Colin Higgins Story & the Direction of Hal Ashby

The Margos want to sing out! Today’s special episode is …

Book Vs Movie: "The Age of Innocence" (1993)

December 1st, 2020

53:57

Book Vs Movie: The Age of Innocence

The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel Vs the Martin Scorsese Film

 

The Margos take a trip back in time when the …

Book Vs Movie "Enola Holmes" Millie Bobby Brown & Henry Cavill

November 24th, 2020

43:57

 Book Vs Movie: Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer

The 2006 Novel Vs the 2020 Millie Bobby Brown Movie

The Margos feel the love of mystery and the …

Book Vs Movie: "The Turn of the Screw" & "The Innocents"

November 17th, 2020

1:04:43

Book Vs Movie: The Turn of the Screw/The Innocents

The 1898 Henry James Novella & the 1961 Classic Horror Film

The Margos decided to go back to being a little spooked as we were in October by tackling the Henry …

Book Vs Movie: "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939)

November 10th, 2020

49:40

 

Book Vs Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The 1939 Classic Film Based on a Story by Lewis R. Foster and Starring Jimmy Stewart

 

The 2020 election season is over (finally!) and the Margos want to celebrate by …

Book Vs Movie "Elvis & Me" (1988)

November 2nd, 2020

1:00:34

Book Vs Movie: Elvis & Me

Priscilla Beaulieu Presley’s 1986 Autobiography & the 1988 TV Movie

What was considered “racy” in the 80s is viewed …

Book Vs Movie: "The Silence of the Lambs"

October 26th, 2020

1:00:03

 Book Vs Movie

The Silence of the Lambs

Thomas Harris’s 1988 Novel Vs the 1991 Classic Film

The Margos are closing out our Halloween episodes with one of the best films about a serial killer of all time--The Silence of …

Book Vs Movie "Psycho" (1960)

October 19th, 2020

59:59

 Book Vs Movie

Psycho 

Norman Bates in book & movie forms are discussed here as the Margos talk about the Robert Bloch novel versus the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece

The Margos are here Mother, and we are going to …

Book Vs Movie: "The Stepford Wives" (1975)

October 12th, 2020

1:01:14

Book Vs Movie

The Stepford Wives 

Ira Levin’s Terrifying 1972 Novel Vs The 1975 William Goldman’s Screenplay (Or is it?)

Also, the really bad take by …

Book Vs Movie "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925)

October 7th, 2020

57:15

 Book Vs Movie

The Phantom of the Opera

The 1910 Novel Vs. the 1925 Lon Chaney Classic

The Margos had an excellent suggestion for this episode--The Phantom of the Opera which first appeared in a series featured in Le …

Book Vs Movie "Of Mice and Men" (1992)

September 28th, 2020

1:09:54

Book Vs Movie

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck’s Classic Story Vs the 1992 Adaptation 

The last week in September is “Banned Books Week” and the Margos want to celebrate by talking about one of the most controversial of

Book Vs Movie "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

September 21st, 2020

51:43

 

Book Vs Movie

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Margos Discuss Stephen Chbosky’s Book & Film

The Margos continue their back-to-school …

Book Vs Movie: "Clueless" & "Emma"

September 14th, 2020

51:39

 Book Vs Movie

Emma/Clueless

The Jane Austen Beloved Novel Vs the 1995 Classic Alicia Silverstone Film

We are continuing our September …

Book Vs Movie: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

September 7th, 2020

1:00:26

 Book Vs Movie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Muriel Spark Novel Vs the 1969 Maggie Smith Film

The Margos are celebrating September with a series …

Book Vs Movie "A Room With a View"

August 31st, 2020

53:01

Book Vs Movie

A Room With a View

The  E. M. Forster 1908 Novel Vs the 1985 “Merchant/ Ivory” Film

The Margos are closing out our “80s in August” with the James Ivory/Ismail Merchant film A Room With a View which is …

Book Vs Movie "Steel Magnolias"

August 24th, 2020

48:00

 

Book Vs Movie

Steel Magnolias

The 1987 Play Vs The 1989 Classic Film

The Margos are making sure Shelby drinks her juice and that Drum doesn’t …

Book Vs Movie "The War of the Roses"

August 17th, 2020

51:22

 

Book Vs Movie

The War of the Roses

The Warren Adler 1981 Novel Vs the Danny DeVito 1989 Film

The Margos are still hanging out in the 80s and this episode is devoted to a book and film that were considered …

Book Vs Movie: "Top Gun"

August 10th, 2020

57:47

 

Book Vs Movie

Top Gun

Yes, it was based on a magazine article so it counts! 

In 1986, a movie entered the popular culture starring Tom Cruise--Top …

Book Vs Movie "Roxanne" (Screenplay by Steve Martin 1987)

August 3rd, 2020

48:32

 

Book Vs Movie

Cyrano de Bergerac/”Roxanne”

The 19th Century Play by Edmond Rostand Vs the Steve Martin Movie

 

The Margos are feeling poetic in this play vs movie combo that is a tale of love, bravery, and wit. The …

Book Vs Movie "The African Queen"

July 27th, 2020

42:42

Book Vs Movie

The African Queen

The C.S. Forester Novel  Vs the John Houston Classic Film

 

We are feeling the heat and humidity of summer in the city so the Margos decided to have some fun and travel to Africa for …

Book Vs Movie "Blue Crush"

July 20th, 2020

39:46

 

Book Vs Movie

Blue Crush

The Susan Orlean Article Vs the Kate Bosworth 2002 Film

 

The Margos are ready to hit the beach with this episode devoted to surfing in Hawaii. In 1998 Susan Orlean penned Life’s Swell in

Book Vs Movie "Total Recall"

July 13th, 2020

54:19

 

Book Vs Movie

Total Recall

The Philip K. Dick Short Story  Vs the Arnold Schwarzenegger 1990 Film

 

If memory serves, this is the first movie the …

Book Vs Movie: "American Gangster" (2007) Denzel Washington

July 6th, 2020

1:09:07

 

Book Vs Movie

The Return of Superfly Vs American Gangster 

The 2000 New York magazine article from Mark Jacobson Vs the 2007 Ridley Scott Film

The Margos are heading back to NYC in the gritty 1970s talking about the

Book Vs Movie: "Urban Cowboy"

June 29th, 2020

48:09

 

Book Vs Movie

Urban Cowboy

The 1978 Esquire article from Aaron Latham Vs the 1980 John Travolta Film

 

The Margos are ready to rock out in cowboy …

Book Vs Movie "Like Water for Chocolate" (2020)

June 22nd, 2020

46:46

 

Book Vs Movie

Like Water for Chocolate

 

The Margos are ready to talk about “magical realism” in Laura Esquivel’s 1989 novel (that later became the …

Book Vs Movie "Gentleman Prefer Blondes"

June 15th, 2020

52:08

 

Book Vs Movie

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The Anita Loos 1925 novel Vs the 1953 Howard Hawkes classic film 

The Margos are heading back to the 50s (well, really the 20s if you want to be technical about it!) Gentleman …

Book Vs Movie "Saturday Night Fever"

June 8th, 2020

1:25:02

 

Book Vs Movie 

Saturday Night Fever

Based on a short story in New York magazine, the 1977 movie is dissected in this special episode 

The Margos are suffering from a case of “Night Fever” and the only sure is taking …

Book Vs Movie "Double Indemnity"

June 1st, 2020

59:54

Book Vs Movie 

Double Indemnity 

The Novella by James M. Cain & Film Noir Classic from Billy Wilder 

We are heading back to the Film Noir well with writer James M. Cain and the classic novella & later movie

Book Vs Movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"

May 24th, 2020

52:21

Book Vs Movie 

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Acclaimed Work by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick Examined (and Demystified?) by the Margos

The Margos attempt to decipher one of the most lauded (and examined) films of …

Book Vs Movie "Tuck Everlasting"

May 17th, 2020

50:17

Book Vs Movie 

Tuck Everlasting

One of the Top-Requested Shows in Finally Happening!

Who wants to live forever? Is it better to have an average lifespan filled with love or an eternity of new adventures? The 1975 …

Book Vs Movie "The Warriors"

May 10th, 2020

46:54

 

Book Vs Movie 

The Warriors

(Yes, the Cult Classic Film is Based on a Book!)

The Margos are picking out our costumes for this special episode …

Book Vs Movie "Matilda"

May 4th, 2020

47:41

 

Book Vs Movie 

Matilda

The Classic Book from Roald Dahl Vs the 1996 Film Adaptation

The Margos tackle one of the most beloved children’s books of all time--Matilda by Roald Dahl. We have had so many requests over …

Book Vs Movie "The Road to Perdition"

April 26th, 2020

57:46

 

Book Vs Movie 

Road to Perdition

The Margos Return to Graphic Novels in This Special Episode

The world of midwest Prohibition-era gangster life is the subject of this episode of Book Vs Movie with Road to Perdition

Book Vs Movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

April 20th, 2020

37:18

Book Vs Movie 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

The Margos fight off the urge to daydream while we talk about the James Thurber short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the 1947 adaptation starring Danny …

Book Vs Movie "Coal Miner's Daughter"

April 11th, 2020

44:45

 

Book Vs Movie 

Coal Miner’s Daughter 

The Margos Head to Butcher Hollow to Talk About One of the Top Country Music Artists of All Time

Loretta Lynn

Book Vs Movie "Stand By Me"

April 4th, 2020

44:40

Book Vs Movie 

Stand By Me

The Margos take on another Stephen King classic with Different Seasons’ story The Body and the Rob Reiner adaptation Stand By Me

The Margos are going back to Stephen King’s 1982 Different …

Book Vs Movie "All About Eve"

March 28th, 2020

56:57

Book Vs Movie 

All About Eve

The Margos talk about one of the most famous fictional “Margos" in entertainment

The Margos are All About Eve in this Bette Davis-centered episode and considered us buckled up for this …

Book Vs Movie "The Big Sleep"

March 22nd, 2020

50:19

Book Vs Movie 

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler’s Novel Vs the Bogie/Bacall Classic Film

The Margos are both working from home these days so we have some extra time to devote to the show. Meaning--a new episode each week …

Book Vs Movie "Valley of the Dolls"

March 15th, 2020

1:13:15

Book Vs Movie 

Valley of the Dolls 

The 1968 Jacqueline Susann Novel Vs the 1967 Camp Classic Film

“Sparkle, Neely Sparkle!”

The Margos are still …

Book Vs Movie "The Exorcist" (RIP Max von Sydow 1929-2020)

March 9th, 2020

1:05:22

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

The Exorcist”

RIP Max von Sydow (1929-2020)

The Margos revisit the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty.  Based on a true-ish story about a boy …

Book Vs Movie "The Manchurian Candidate" (Replay)

March 7th, 2020

1:09:21

Book Vs Movie

The Manchurian Candidate”

The Richard Condon Novel Vs. the 1962 John Frankenheimer Cult Classic

 

The Margos have a thing for …

Book Vs Movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

March 1st, 2020

47:02

 

Book Vs Movie 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

The 1964 Ian Fleming Novel Vs the 1969 Film Featuring George Lazenby

 

The Margos are feeling shaken and not stirred talking again about Ian Fleming and his most famous …

Book vs Movie "The Color Purple"

February 21st, 2020

1:15:32

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

The Color Purple”

The Alice Walker Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novel Vs the Steven Spielberg Multi-Academy Award Nominated Film

Book Vs Movie: "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"

February 17th, 2020

40:51

Book Vs Movie 

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Terry McMillian’s 1997 Book vs the 1998 Movie Starring Angela Bassett

It’s African American History Month plus the Margos are having a case of “winter-fever” so we decided …

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