62. Big Fish

Kaylia and Heather discuss this small book turned Big Burton film and ask important questions like: Just how anti-feminist is this book? Are tall tales useful or detrimental? Do true friends help you rob a bank? Is it better to teach the giant to farm or to sell him to the circus? How historically accurate do we want our absurd stories to be? And… which is more worth your time, movie or book? We might disagree but at least we have fun doing it!

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions is a 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace.

Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Tim Burton, The film stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, and Danny DeVito.


Special Guest

Heather!

Heather is a lifelong nerd and bookworm who lives in Fresno, CA. She spends her time reading whatever book has struck her fancy, watching Netflix, shopping with Kaylia, and cooking delicious food that probably deserves a food blog.

(You might remember her as a recurring guest on the Summer Watch / Shadow and Bone episodes!)

Heather on Facebook.

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Book and movie recap runs from 3.59 – 21.23

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Show Notes / Sources

Shadow and Bone Summer Watch (all the episodes in one place!)

Kayla’s TikTok

issues of being a gifted child

Dune

Paul Bunyan

Ulysses

The Odyssey

Death of a Salesman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Fish:_A_Novel_of_Mythic_Proportions

https://www.litcharts.com/lit/big-fish/summary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Fish

Themes

https://bookpage.com/reviews/65-daniel-wallace-family-tall-tale-fiction#.YS0kWY5KiK8

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-56512-217-8

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/big-fish-2003

http://www.boxofficeprophets.com/column/index.cfm?columnID=8537

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2003/12/15/his-story-her-story

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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