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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 "Like Water for Chocolate" (2020)

  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 1992 movie of the same name) Like Water for Chocolate. This may sound familiar to long time fans but we originally recorded this topic five years ago and the quality of that show--left much to be desired.  This is a story filled with interesting characters and set in Mexico in the early 1900s. We meet Tita, a 15-year-old girl who was basically born into family servitude by being the youngest daughter. Being the youngest daughter in her family means she is expected to never marry and support her overpowering widowed mother Elena.  Esquivel’s husband, director Alfonso Arau, filmed the movie in Mexico with a small, independent film budget. It went on to make over $20 million, one of the most successful foreign-language films of the 90s.  Between the novel and film--which did the Margos like better?  In this ep the Margos discuss: The story behind the novel The setting of Mexico in the early 1900s Changes between the novel and the film The cast which includes: Lumi Cavazos (Tita,) Marco Leonardi (Pedro,) Regina Torne (Mama Elena,) Mario Ivan Martinez (Dr. John Brown,) Yareli Arizmendi (Rosaura,) Pilar Aranda (Chencha,) and Claudette Maille (Gertrudis.)  Clips Featured: A clip from the audiobook narrated by Kate Reading Like Water for Chocolate trailer “Quail in Rose Petal Sauce” 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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