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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: "The Stepford Wives" (1975)

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 Roger Ebert in 1975 (and the sequel!) The Margos are heading back to the Burbs with our long 70s flowing hair and obsession with waxing kitchen floors in the Ira Levin classic novel The Stepford Wives that was turned into a film in 1975 and directed by Bryan Forbes. Stepford, Connecticut is the fictional setting where families move in and within four months--the wives turn into robots who love, sex, cooking, and cleaning  Joanna Eberhart leaves her beloved NYC for Stepford because her husband wants to experience life in such a surreally lovely setting. He also joins the local men’s group and stays every night. Joanna knows something is messed up but can’t figure out exactly what is going on to the women of Stepford--until its too late.   The 1975 adaptation did modestly well and had some bad reviews by top critics like Paulene Kael and Roger Ebert (he was a bit of a sexist, y’all!) The screenplay was adapted by past Book Vs Movie subject William Goldman (The Princess Bride) and directed by Bryan Forbes who chose his wife as one of the first Stepford wives we meet--which therefore changed the proposed costuming of miniskirts to modest dresses. Many people think is a mistake in the telling of the story. They are wrong and we discuss that in the podcast. The film was nightmare fuel to so many kids who saw it on TV in the 70s and 80s and revisiting the book brought back was such a fun treat (we originally covered this in 2016.)  So which did we prefer between the book and the movie? Have a listen and find out.  In this ep the Margos discuss: The biography of author Ira Levin The main points of the story and the women’s rights movement of the 1960s & 1970s Changes between the 1972 novel and 1975 film Our theory as to why some top critics at the time (coughs, Roger Ebert, coughs) missed the whole point of the film The cast including Katharine Ross (Joanna Eberhart,) Paula Prentiss (Bobbie Markowe,) Peter Masterson (Walter Eberhart,) Nanette Newman (Carol Van Sant,) Tina Louise (Charmaine Wimpiris,) Patrick O’Neal (Dale “Diz” Coba,) Josef Sommer (Ted Van Sant,) Franklin Cover (Ed Wimpiris,) Carol Eve Rossen (Dr. Francher,) and Mary Stuart Masterson (Kim Eberhart) Clips used The Stepford Wives have a “consciousness-raising” discussion “The Stepford Wives” trailer (1975) Bobbie meets Joanna Joanna finds out what really happens to the women Music: Michael Small 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

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