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Why the Book Wins
22 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Crooked House Book vs Movie
This is one of Agatha Christie's personal favorites of hers, is the movie just as good? Starring Glenn Close and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, find out how this murder mystery compares to its original source novel!
34 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Gone Girl Book vs Movie
Gillian Flynn wrote this psychological thriller which has so many turns, you never know what to expect. The movie stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and follows the book fairly close. However there are some key elements left out of the movie, which causes the overall theme to change considerably. https://whythebookwins.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOvIRzJ4-3pAtFYj7UG9OKg/videos
16 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
I Know What You Did Last Summer Book vs Movie
This 90's slasher stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr, Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The novel is by the fairly well known Lois Duncan and there are so many differences between the two!
42 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book vs Movie
Oprah Winfrey stars in the movie which tells the story of the HeLa cells, and the woman behind .them. The book finally tells the world the truth about Henrietta Lacks and how she changed the world. The movie is well done, but how does it compare with the book?
52 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Misery Book vs Movie
Kathy Bates portrayal of the psychotic number one fan has gone down in film history. There's no denying that Misery is an amazing movie, but how does it compare to the original Stephen King novel? We go deep as I discuss the symbolism of Annie Wilkes, and the power writing can have over your demons. As well as the differences from book to movie-and there's a lot! https://whythebookwins.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOvIRzJ4-3pAtFYj7UG9OKg
19 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
The Death of Stalin Book vs Movie
In the wake of Stalin's death, those in his close circle battle it out to see how will be next in charge. How much does this British comedy change from the original comic book? And how much of it actually happened in real life? www.whythebookwins.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOvIRzJ4-3pAtFYj7UG9OKg
19 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Child 44 Book vs Movie
The Soviet Union under the control of Stalin is an interesting setting as it is. Then we have the Leo, an officer of the government who starts questioning his blind obedience. Then on top of that, there area series of murders that need solving! Find out how this intriguing book compares with the movie!
52 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
The Green Knight Poem vs Movie
The chivalric romance set in King Arthur's court about Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. The original source is a poem, which is really more like a short story. There is a lot of symbolism and metaphors in both book and movie, and here I explain both while comparing the differences!
24 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Celebrating One Year Podcasting!
Special One Year episode where I share my favorite and least favorite adaptations I've covered as well as my least favorite! I also share why I started this podcast in the first place; and what you can expect going into my second year!
42 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
A Long Way Home/Lion
The incredible true story of a boy who was lost, and reunited with his family 26 years later. How does the memoir compare with the movie adaptation?
33 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Being Flynn/Another Bullshit Night in Suck City Book vs Movie
A memoir that was adapted into a movie starring Robert DeNiro and Paul Dano. This is a great film adaptation, but there is still so much to discuss when it comes to this incredible story. whythebookwins.com https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whythebookwins
31 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Two magicians have a feud which will eventually lead to their demise. The movie is a great adaptation, but that doesn't mean there aren't some huge changes between the book and movie.
31 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers documents the Ia Drang battle in Vietnam which was the first time the US military and Vietnam military officially battled. Here I discuss the book and movie adaptation with my brother who has a different perspective since he himself is in the Army!
23 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
The story of a black cop who goes undercover in the KKK. The craziest part? It's based on a true story. But does the movie stick to the truth, or did exaggerate when bringing this story to the big screen?
31 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
There are a lot of things eating at Gilbert Grape in both the book and the movie. The movie was adapted by the author himself, but did he still end up making some big changes?
25 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
The Dark Fields/Limitless
The movie Limitless starring Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro was based on the book The Dark Fields. Initially, the two stories are pretty similar. There's a reason though why the movie is given a name like Limitless, while the book has the more brooding title of The Dark Fields. Listen to the podcast and find out what's different!
24 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Slumdog Millionaire/Q and A
The Academy award winning movie Slumdog Millionaire is based on the book Q and A! Learn what differences were made (and by the way, there's a lot!)
29 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Never Let Me Go
This Kazuo Ishiguro story is set in a dystopian future, but the heart of the book is about the friendship of Kathy, Ruth and Tommy. Does the movie adaptation stay true to the source? Listen and find out!
39 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
The Alex Garland novel which was made into a movie by Danny Boyle. This story is about finding the perfect travel destination, unmarred by tourists. However, this paradise comes at a cost.
34 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
This Sci-Fi thriller is an amazing book and an amazing movie. There were some big changes made from book to script. Find out what the meaning of the book, the movie, and learn how they were created.
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