Laura

Mystic River Book vs Movie

This Clint Eastwood adaptation stays very close to the book. What is left out however is that internal dialogue that makes such a difference when trying to understand a character. Listen and find out more to understand their motives for what they do.

If Beale Street Could Talk Book vs Movie

Adapting this James Baldwin book in a movie is a tall order, but Barry Jenkins seems to be the best man for the job. Find out what differences there are between the two and which I prefer better!

Animal Rescue/The Drop Book vs Movie

A short story, made into a movie, then from that turned into a novel; all written by Dennis Lehane. Are there still differences made? And do I prefer the book as usual, or is the movie the favored one?

The Scarlet Pimpernel Book vs Movie

This classic tale has been adapted many times, in one way or another. Here I compare the book with two of the movie versions. You may be surprised to discover what changes there are between the three.

Catch Me If You Can Book vs Movie

Truth is stranger than fiction. The movie is based on the memoir of the real Frank Abagnale Jr, but did the movie feel it needed to add even more flair to the story? Listen and find out!

Girl, Interrupted Book vs Movie

The movie is based on the memoir of Susana Kayson’s time in a mental institution, but how close does the movie stick to the truth of her experience?

Cool Hand Luke Book vs Movie

Not many people realize Cool Hand Luke is based on a book! The movie starring Paul Newman became such a success the book has been overshadowed, but is the book even better than the movie?

Jurassic Park Book vs Movie

This iconic movie was first a novel by Michael Crichton. The book is actually quite different from the movie and though the movie is fantastic, the book is even better! Listen to the podcast to find out why!

Shutter Island Book vs Movie

This Martin Scorsese thriller is one that tends to leave viewers confused, however, when you compare it with the book by Dennis Lehane, it makes perfect sense!