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Book Vs Movie Podcast

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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


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

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, four men who were (or will soon be) involved in the African American Civil Rights movement hung out together to celebrate one of the participant’s big wins--boxer Cassius Clay becoming the world heavyweight champion.  The four men included Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and NFL superstar Jim Brown. Clay would become one of the most beloved athletes of the 20th Century as Muhammad Ali under the direct influence of Malcolm X (who was getting ready to leave the nation of Islam. Sam Cooke had a string of pop hits but wanted to create music that reflected the challenging times in the 60s. And Brown was tired of being revered as a football player but having reporters ignore his pleas for social justice.  In 2013, writer Kemp Powers created a fictional account of the famous evening where these famous men talked about religion, politics, racism, women, and how they can make their mark on the world. He adapted the screenplay that is directed by Regina King.  The film is playing now on Amazon prime and includes the fates of all the key players.   So between the play & movie--which did we like better?  Have a listen to find out! In this ep the Margos discuss: The Civil Rights Movement in the early 60s The backstory of author Kemp Powers The cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir (Malcolm X,) Elie Goree (Cassius Clay,) Aldis Hodge (Jim Brown,) Leslie Odom Jr. (Sam Cooke,) Lance Reddick (Brother Kareem,) Christian Magby (Jamaal,) Joaquina Kaukango (Betty X,) Nicolette Robinson (Barbara Cooke,) Michael Imperioli (Angelo Dundee,) and Beau Bridges (Mr. Carlton.)  Clips used: One Night in Maimi  trailer  The four main characters on the roof of the hotel Cassius Clay becomes Heavyweight World Champion Sam Cooke sings “Working on a Chain Gang” Music: Speak Now by Leslie Odom Jr. and Sam Ashworth Join our Patreon page to help support the show!  Book Vs. Movie podcast Twitter @bookversusmovie Email us at Brought to you by You can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik Margo P. @ShesNachoMama  Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine 

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