"ADAPTING AGATHA CHRISTIE"
Ever since the release of the BBC recent adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1939 novel, "And Then There Were None" television viewers and critics have been praising the production for being a faithful adaptation. In fact these critics and fans have been in such rapture over the production that some of them have failed to noticed that the three-part miniseries was not completely faithful. As long as the production followed Christie’s original ending, they were satisfied. ( Read more... )
"EVIL UNDER THE SUN" (1982) Review
For many years, I tried to pretend that Agatha Christie's 1941 novel, "Evil Under the Sun" was a personal favorite of mine. I really tried to accept this opinion, knowing that it was a popular favorite of many Christie fans. But for some reason, any deep interest in the novel's plot failed to grab me. ( Read more... )
"ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE" (1969) Review
At least ten years or more must have passed since I last saw the 1969 Bond movie, “ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (OHMSS)”. EON Production’s sixth entry in the Bond franchise has the distinction of being the only movie that starred Australian male model-turned-actor, George Lazenby. It was the first EON movie that did not star Sean Connery – already fixed in the public’s mind as the only actor who can portray James Bond. And it was the only movie that was directed by former film editor, Peter Hunt. ( Read more... )
December 18 marked the 45th anniversary of the release of the 1969 James Bond movie, "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE". Based on Ian Fleming's 1963 movie and directed by Peter Hunt, the movie starred George Lazenby as James Bond. Below are images from the movie. ( Read more... )
With the recent release of the new James Bond movie, "SKYFALL", I have made a new ranking of all the Bond films produced and released by EON Productions (do not expect to find 1967's "CASINO ROYALE" or 1983's "NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN" on this list) from favorite to least favorite: ( Read more... )