Shoeless Joe / Field of Dreams Book vs Movie!

Join us as we discuss Shoeless Joe and the movie it inspired: Field of Dreams! We talk about how much we enjoyed this baseball movie despite neither of us being all that interested in baseball. Also, when fan fiction goes to a weird tacky place, Kaylia breaks the record for times the word “whatever” is muttered, and Jennifer provides us with some very interesting trivia about the film. Enjoy!

Shoeless Joe vs Field of Dreams.

Shoeless Joe vs Field of Dreams.

SO MANY SHOW NOTES THIS TIME!

Apologies to the town of Chisholm for my awful pronunciation of your town.

Also… that quote from Ebert about sports movies not just being about sports movies? Yeah. I must have dreamed it. I can’t find it. So… yeah… Anyway, here is a list of some of his great quotes and I will try to figure out what I was trying to quote. https://theweek.com/articles/465866/roger-eberts-most-memorable-quotes-life-death-movies

Here, however, is the essay that Jennifer referenced regarding Neil Gaiman and his feelings on the public’s sense of entitlement to an artist’s work: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05/entitlement-issues.html

And now for the 4 men named Chris:

Chris Pine, also known as Captain Kirk.

Chris Evans, also known as Captain America.

Chris Hemsworth, aka Thor.

Chris Pratt, or Star-Lord. 

And I’m not the only one who sometimes can’t remember which Chris is which: https://youtu.be/MGurtL83zhY

2nd to last: The memoir that I kept talking about can be found here. https://smile.amazon.com/If-You-Build-Fathers-Dreams/dp/0996057102/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=if+you+build+it&qid=1560481799&s=gateway&sr=8-2 I highly recommend reading it.

LASTLY: I apologize for the weird clicking sound that happens during this episode’s recording. I’m pretty sure it is my ceiling fan. Next time I will crank the AC.

Whew!

Sources used:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoeless_Joe_(novel)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/plotsummary

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Field_of_Dreams

https://bookriot.com/2018/02/08/what-is-magical-realism/

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/w-p-kinsella/shoeless-joe/

http://www.ultimatestratbaseball.com/USBN-8-2016/FieldofDreams-WolfmanShapiro-PartII-Comparison-August2016.htm


Goodreads!

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Welcome to the Pages and Popcorn Podcast Goodreads Group! This community is inspired by, and connected to, the Pages and Popcorn Podcast. In our biweekly podcast episodes, we recap and then discuss a movie that was based on a book as well as the original source material. We talk about what the themes are, what changes were made and how they affected the overall point of the stories. And we try to answer the age-old question: “Is this worth my time?” Join us as we discuss books and the films they inspired! We have a website www.pagesandpopcornpodcast.com a Patreon www.patreon.com/pagesandpopcornpodcast a Facebook www.facebook.com/pagesandpopcornpodcast and a Twitter @PagesPop / https://twitter.com/PagesPop Join us!

Our podcast-fodder shelf

The Mist
A Simple Favor
Nothing Lasts Forever
The Last Unicorn
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Stories
The Children of Men
Girl, Interrupted
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
The Silence of the Lambs
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


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We have a Goodreads group now! Join to talk about the books we discuss in the podcast, take part in fun challenges, and engage with a community of fellow readers!

We will have monthly discussion topics… and this month, in honor of it being June and Pride month, we want to hear about your favorite LGBTQ titles!

There will be giveaways and fun… so join today!

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Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Join us as we discuss product placement, the problems of “living in the moment,” how much magic is too much magic for a real movie, whether or not Todd should have been real, and the feminist themes in this male-centric “just do it” mid-life crisis movie.

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Secret Life of Walter Mitty

3:10 To Yuma

Join us as we discuss the 2007 film 3:10 to Yuma and the short story that was its inspiration. Topics this time around include morality, choices, toxic masculinity, the true meaning of sacrifice... and the gayest not-gay cowboy ever: Charlie Prince. Enjoy!

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"Three-Ten to Yuma" is a short story written by Elmore Leonard that was first published in Dime Western Magazine, a 1950s pulp magazine, in March 1953. It is one of the very few Western stories that has been adapted to the screen twice, in 1957 and in 2007.

Here are a few helpful links:

The wiki for the short story.

The imdb for the 2007 film… and just for fun, the imdb for the 1957 film (which we reference but don’t dig too deeply into).

My research sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3:10_to_Yuma_(2007_film)

http://www.identitytheory.com/310-yuma-movie/


And then for even more fun: Charlie Prince!




Breakfast At Tiffany's

Hello!

Our most recent episode is ready for your ears!

Join us as we discuss Breakfast At Tiffany’s.



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Movie Info here!

In this episode we mostly agree and we treat you to multiple musical interludes… including a never before heard parody song!

Notes about this episode: Kaylia talks fast. There is a LOT of plot and the recaps are both a little intense.

If you want to skip the blow by blow recaps, feel free to jump to the 24 minute mark. Or, if you want to hear my nuanced nicknaming and only slightly snarky spiel but it is all going too fast... use your podcast player’s “go at half speed function.”

Both are valid life choices.

Enjoy!


As promised, here are the sources I used to prepare for this episode’s discussion.

References

- Truman Capote, Playboy interview, 1968





Winner Winner Popcorn Dinner!

Hello! We want to thank those that signed on to support us via our Patreon page! We also want to thank everyone who liked us on Facebook and who shared our posts! And to those of you who left us reviews on itunes, THANK  YOU! We know that there is a weird delay in it getting posted, but we really appreciate it.

As you know, all the above actions earned a bunch of you the chance to win a fabulous drawing… and thanks to google’s ability to roll dice, we have a winner!

The prize is on theme like we promised… this is Pages and POPCORN Podcast, right? and today is National Popcorn Day, right? Yes!

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Congratulations Amber S.!

In honor of today being National Popcorn Day and you being a superfan…. We want to gift you: Popcorn! That’s right, you are now the proud owner of a gift certificate to Grandpa’s Popcorn and Sweets!! The friendly staff over at the Nees location will be happy to serve you anytime! Your gift certificate is there waiting for you! Please let us know what delightful flavor you pick out and happy munching!

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Thank you to everyone who took part in our giveaway. Very special thanks to our Patrons at all levels! Your support means the world to us! Those of you at any and all levels have been able to listen to our episodes early… and those at our $5 level will be getting two very special supplemental episodes delivered to their email boxes later this month! It’s never too late to join!

All the details of our Patreon can be found here.

We will probably be doing another giveaway in a few months, make sure you have “liked” our Facebook Page to keep up to date!

Announcement Time! Patreon and a Giveaway!

We want to announce our Patreon!  We now have a quick and easy way for you to support this podcast and get some cool little perks.

We have started with two tiers… join us at the $1 level to get our episodes as soon as they drop… this could be way in advance of the general public… or it might be twenty minutes before wide release.

Our second tier at $5 gets that immediate release as well as access to our monthly supplemental episodes and our mailbag episodes. Supplemental episodes will feature us talking about books not in the book to film genre, as well as other topics as they arise. We also hope to have some Super Friend interviews and other fun things.

Our first supplemental episode will be our wrap of our our favorite books that we read in 2018.

More tiers and more perks coming soon but since this is new and we want to drive some traffic to our little podcast, we are doing something special right now.

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We are having a giveaway!

Here is how you can enter:

You will get one entry into the drawing for each of the following actions:

Liking our Facebook Page

Following us on Twitter

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Sharing either our page or a post from the page on your own Facebook.

You can get 5 entries if you join our Patreon at any level.

You can also get 5 entries if you leave us a review on itunes.!

You have from today to January 18th to enter and we will be announcing the winner on January 19th.

Best of luck!

Episode 3: Nothing Lasts Forever / Die Hard

Welcome to our third episode where we discuss the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp which was the source material for the 1988 film Die Hard staring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman directed by John McTiernan.

The music is this week’s podcast is from the original motion picture score by Michael Kaman.

A few notes:

We reference the US’s involvement in Chile. Here is the wiki article that will confirm your worst suspicions or blow your mind, depending on how up to date you are with your 19th century foreign policy.

Also… I lost count of the number of F-bombs we drop in this episode. Sorry mom.

Lastly, we simply must share this youtube video I found… the Die Hard Music Video. One of the best things ever and our gift to you this holiday season.

Enjoy!

Episode 1: The Mist

The evil outside is only part of the danger… dun dun DUUUNNN!!!!

The evil outside is only part of the danger… dun dun DUUUNNN!!!!

The Mist is a novella that originally was published in the Dark Forces anthology. 27 years later it was made into a movie.

(And yes, there was also a TV show ten years after that, but we limit our discussion to the book and the movie.)

We are still getting our bearings in terms of the structure of our podcast, but we are very excited for you to listen to our first attempt!

Please subscribe to us on iTunes or Sound Cloud… and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get behind the scenes info, take part in polls, and to receive a week’s advance notice of our next book and movie combo