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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... )
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"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... )
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Below are images from "EVIL UNDER THE SUN", the 1982 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1941 novel. Directed by Guy Hamilton, the movie starred Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot. Read more... )
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"NORTH BY NORTHWEST" (1959) Review

When producers Albert "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman first set about creating the James Bond movie franchise, author Ian Fleming - who had written the novels - suggested they hire Hollywood legend, Cary Grant, for the role of the famed British agent. I do not know whether Broccoli and Saltzman seriously considered Fleming's suggestion, but I cannot help but wonder if had seen the actor in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 thriller, "NORTH BY NORTHWEST". Read more... )
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With the recent release of Steven Spielberg's new movie, "LINCOLN" and the upcoming release of Quentin Tarrantino's latest film, "DJANGO UNCHAINED", I found myself thinking about movies I have seen about slavery - especially slavery practiced in the United States. Below is a list of my favorite movies on the subject in chronological order: Read more... )
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Below are images from Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 suspense thriller, "NORTH BY NORTHWEST". The movie starred Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Landis and Martin Landau: Read more... )


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