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"THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS" (2010) Review

Anyone who has read Agatha Christie's 1925 novel, "The Secret of Chimneys", will be disappointed 由 the 2010 电视 adaptation that stars Julia McKenzie as Miss Jane Marple. The 电视 movie bears little resemblance to the novel. But that does not mean one should completely dismiss the movie.

Although a long time 粉丝 of Christie's novels, I have never read "The Secret of Chimneys". Familiar with many of the author's novels, I knew that the former was not one that featured Jane Marple. I did not care. I have come across other Miss Marple television...
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"THE MOVING FINGER" (1942) Book Review

Published in 1942, "THE MOVING FINGER" is an Agatha Christie murder mystery about a small English town rocked 由 a series of poison pen letters that lead to suicide and murder. This particular novel featured the elderly Jane Marple as the story’s chief detective, despite the fact that the character only has a minor role.

Set during the early years of World War II, Jerry and Joanna 伯顿 are disaffected siblings from 伦敦 society who take a country house in idyllic town of Lymstock, so that Jerry can rest from injuries received in a wartime plane crash....
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"TOWARDS ZERO" (2007) Review

When it came to the 电视 adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Jane Marple novels, I used to stick with those that featured the late Joan Hickson as the elderly sleuth. However, my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to watch a movie that starred Geraldine McEwan as Miss Jane Marple. And this movie is the 2007 adaptation of Christie’s 1944 novel called "Towards Zero".

The adaptation of Christie’s novel has drawn a good deal of criticism from purists. First of all, the novel is not a Jane Marple mystery. Instead, the main investigator in "Towards Zero"...
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Below is my review of the 最近的 2010 adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's most famous novels - "MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS":



"MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS" (2010) Review

After being on the air for nearly two decades, ”Agatha Christie’s POIROT” decided to air its own version of the mystery writer’s 1934 novel, ”Murder on the Orient Express”. Although there have been two other well known adaptations of the novel – the famous 1974 movie that starred Albert Finney and the 2001 teleplay that starred Alfred Molina. But this latest version starred David Suchet (considered 由 many...
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"THE HOLLOW" (2004) Review

I have never been a 粉丝 of Agatha Christie’s 1946 novel, "The Hollow". Many would find my opinion surprising, considering its reputation as one of the author’s best works and a fine example of the "country house murder" story. But I cannot help how I feel. I simply never warmed up to it.

The 1946 novel eventually became a successful 伦敦 play in 1951. And in 2004, producers of the "Agatha Christie’s POIROT" series adapted the novel into a ninety-minute 电视 movie in 2004, with David Suchet as Hercule Poirot. I have seen "THE HOLLOW" at least twice. Yet,...
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"APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH" (2008) Review

Looking back on the number of Agatha Christie movie adaptations I have seen, I find it surprising that only a handful of Christie titles have been adapted for the 电影院 或者 电视 更多 than once. One of those titles happened to be the author’s 1938 novel called "Appointment With Death".

The most well known adaptation before the 2008 one had been produced and directed 由 Michael Winner some twenty years earlier. Released in 1988, the movie starred Peter Ustinov in his last appearance as the Belgian-born sleuth, Hercule Poirot; and is not considered...
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"THE A.B.C. MURDERS" (2008) Review

Years ago, I had once compiled a 列表 of my 最喜爱的 novels written 由 Agatha Christie. One of those novels was her 1936 mystery, "The A.B.C. Murders". The novel led to a movie adaptation, a radio adaptation and two 电视 adaptations. One of the latter was the three-part miniseries that was adapted 由 Sarah Phelps for the BBC.

"THE A.B.C. MURDERS" is a rare tale from Christie. In it, Belgian-born sleuth Hercule Poirot helps Scotland Yard investigate a possible serial killer named "A.B.C.". The killer uses this moniker in the letters sent to Poirot before...
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"THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD" (2000) Review

As many 粉丝 of Agatha Christie are aware, one of her most highly acclaimed and controversial novels is "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd". I had checked the Internet to see how many adaptations had been made from well-regarded tale. I was surprised to learn there were at least seven adaptations, considering its difficult plot twist. The third to the last adaptation proved to be the last adaptation was the 103-minute 电视 movie that aired on ITV's "AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT" in 2000.

"THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD" seemed like your typical Christie novel....
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"A POCKETFUL OF RYE" (1985) Review

There have been two adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1953 novel, "A Pocket Full of Rye". Well . . . as far as I know. I have already seen the 最近的 adaptation that aired on ITV's "AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MARPLE" series in 2009. Recently, I watched an earlier adaptation that aired on the BBC "MISS MARPLE" series in 1985.

Directed 由 Guy Slater, this earlier adaptation starred Joan Hickson as the story's main sleuth, Miss Jane Marple. The story begins in the 伦敦 office of financier Rex Fortescue, who suddenly dies after drinking his morning tea. At first suspicion...
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"THE MOVING FINGER" (1985) Review

I might as well put my cards on the table. I am not a 粉丝 of Agatha Christie's 1942 novel, "The Moving Finger". I do not regard it as one of the author's 更多 remarkable works. In fact, I have difficulty in viewing it as mediocre. When I first learned about the 1985 adaptation of the film, I did not bother to get my hands on a video 或者 DVD copy.

In the end, I found myself viewing the 1985 电视 movie, due to it being part of a box set of Jane Marple movies. Before I express my opinion of it, I might as well reveal its plot. "THE MOVING FINGER" is basically...
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"THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS" (1991) Review

The late Joan Hickson starred as Miss Jane Marple in her 11th movie that featured the elderly sleuth, created 由 Agatha Christie. The movie in 问题 was "THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS", an adaptation of Christie's 1952 novel.

While paying a visit to her old friend, the American-born Ruth 面包车, 范 Rydock, Miss Jane Marple is asked to visit the other woman's younger sister, Carrie Louise Serrocold. All three women were 老友记 at the same school in Italy when they were girls. Ruth is worried that something is very wrong at Stonygates, the Victorian mansion where...
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"NEMESIS" (2007) Review

Without a doubt, Agatha Christie's 1971 novel, "Nemesis", is one of her most unusual works. It is not as celebrated as 1934's "Murder on the Orient Express" 或者 her 1926 novel, "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd". But it was the last novel she had written. And it possesses a slow, yet melancholic air that I find very rare in her body of work.

Two adaptations of the novel have aired on British television. BBC aired the first adaptation, which starred Joan Hickson as Jane Marple, in 1987. Twenty years later, the ITV network aired its own version with Geraldine McEwan in the lead....
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"THE MIRROR CRACK'D" (1980) Review

As far as I know, Guy Hamilton is the only director who has helmed two movie adaptations of Agatha Christie novels. The 1982 movie, "EVIL UNDER THE SUN" was the 秒 adaptation. The first was his 1980 adaptation of Christie's 1962 novel, "The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side".

A big Hollywood production has arrived at St. Mary's Mead, the 首页 of Miss Jane Marple, to film a costume movie about Mary, 皇后乐队 of Scots and 皇后乐队 Elizabeth I of England, starring two Hollywood stars - 码头, 玛丽娜 Gregg and Lola Brewster. The two 女演员 are rivals who despise each...
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"THREE ACT TRAGEDY" (2010) Review

When I was in my early teens, I had shifted my attention from Nancy Drew mysteries to those novels written 由 Agatha Christie. And I have not stopped since. I confess that this shift in 阅读 material was the result of seeing the 1978 movie, "DEATH ON THE NILE", for the first time. Properly hooked on Christie's works, I focused my attention on her 1934 novel, "Murder in Three Acts", also known as "Three Act Tragedy".

I have seen two adaptations of Christie's 1934 novel. The first was 电视 adaptation in the mid 1980s, titled "MURDER IN THREE ACTS", which...
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Stars: 5/5

Plot: A group of people is lured into coming to an island under different pretexts. All have been complicit in the death(s) of other human beings but either escaped justice 或者 committed an act that was not subject to legal sanction. The guests and servants are charged with their respective crimes 由 a gramophone recording after 晚餐 the first night and informed that they have been brought to the island to pay for their actions and one 由 one are starting to die in a manner that seems to parallel the ten deaths in the nursery rhyme.

The nursery rhyme: link
"APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH" (1988) Review

Agatha Christie's 1938 novel, "Appointment With Death" has proven to be a problem over the past 75 years 或者 so. If I must be honest, it is not a great novel. Considering that if featured the topic of emotional abuse, it had the potential to be great. But I feel that Christie never achieved what could have been a memorable and haunting tale.

The novel also produced adaptations in the form of a 1945 stage play, a 2008 电视 movie and a 1988 theatrical release. Of the three adaptations, the 1988 film, "APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH" came the closest in being...
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 The Book Cover.
The Book Cover.
Hi guys, since I 爱情 Poirot and Miss Marple, I will be 写作 a review on the series version because I had only seen bits of the 1980 version with Elizabeth Taylor (RIP) in it.

The Characters

The character of 码头, 玛丽娜 Gregg was a tragic one, because she had German Measles while pregnant prior to the events of the story. Her American husband tried his best to console her not to think back of the past, until Heather Badcock open up old wounds to her and the latter is dead of poisoning later on!
Although she doesn't have much screen-time due to an injured leg occurred in this episode, Miss Marple...
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"DEATH ON THE NILE" (2004) Review

This 2004 adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel, "Death on the Nile", was the 秒 to be adapted for the screen. In the case of this movie, it aired as a 90-minute presentation on the long-running 电视 series, "Agatha Christie’s POIROT".

Like the novel and the 1978 movie, "DEATH ON THE NILE" centered around Hercule Poirot’s investigation of the murder of an Anglo-American heiress named Linnet Ridgeway. Linnet had stolen the affections of her best friend’s fiancé and married him. When the newly married couple vacationed in Egypt, the best...
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"THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES" (1990) Review

As a long time reader of Agatha Christie's novels, I have been well aware of her first novel that was published in 1920, namely "The Mysterious Affair at Styles". I read the novel once. But if I must be honest, I never became a 粉丝 of it.

Due to my lackluster feelings for the novel, it took me a while to watch the 电视 adaptation of it, which aired on ITV's "AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT" back in 1990. But eventually I got around to it and was amazed to discover that it had been the 秒 Christie novel to be adapted as a feature-length film...
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To be fair, I haven't read many of these 图书 yet but wanted to alert fellow Christie 粉丝 of their presence.


1. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography.
-Self-explanatory.

2. The 迷失 Days of Agatha Christie 由 Carole Owens.
-Book investigating her disappearance in 1926.

3. The 8:55 to Baghdad: From 伦敦 to Iraq on the Trail of Agatha Christie and the Orient Express 由 Andrew Eames.
-A dual literary biography and travelogue inspired 由 Agatha Christie's 1928 ride on the Orient Express follows the author's recreation of Christie's train ride to the Middle East, a journey during which he encountered modern dangers and a host of colorful fellow travelers. Reprint.

4. Everyman's Guide To The Mysteries of Agatha Christie: An Agatha Christie Reference Book 由 Bruce Pendergast.