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Below are images from "DEATH ON THE NILE", the 1978 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1937 novel. Directed by John Guillermin, the movie starred Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot. Read more... )<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;
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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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"THE V.I.P.s" (1963) Review

Many have claimed that the 1963 drama, "THE V.I.P.s" came about, due to the publicity that surrounded the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton romance that had blossomed during the production of "CLEOPATRA" in 1962. I rather doubt it, considering how Taylor ended up in this movie. I do know that "THE V.I.P.s" was one of several collaborations between producter Anatole de Grunwald, director Anthony Asquith and dramatist Terence Rattigan. 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 the 1963 melodrama, "THE V.I.P.s". Directed by Anthony Asquith, the movie starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton: 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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When I had first learned that Warner Brothers Studio and the producers of the HARRY POTTER franchise planned to divide the series' last novel into two movies, I had harbored strong doubts against this plan. Then I saw "HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART I" and my doubts were erased. I thought for sure that they would be able to pull this off. And after watching the last movie in the movie . . . I have changed my mind again. Read more... )
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Below are images from the last HARRY POTTER movie, released during the summer of 2011. Directed by David Yates, "HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART II" starred Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson: Read more... )
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"A ROOM WITH A VIEW" (1985-86) Review

Ah, Merchant and Ivory! Whenever I hear those particular names, my mind usually generates images of Britons in Edwardian dress, strolling along a London street, across a wide lawn or even along some city boulevard in a country other than Great Britain. In other words, the images from their movie, "A ROOM WITH A VIEW" usually fills my brain. Read more... )
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Below is a gallery featuring photos from the 1985-86 Oscar-nominated film, "A ROOM WITH A VIEW". Based upon E.M. Forster's 1908 novel, produced by Ismail Merchant and directed by James Ivory; this movie starred Helena Bonham-Carter, Julian Sands, Maggie Smith, Daniel Day-Lewis and Denholm Elliot: Read more... )
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"DOWNTON ABBEY" – Series Three (2012) Retrospective

It took me a while to get around watching Series Three of "DOWNTON ABBEY". I had been inclined to watch it, while it aired on PBS last winter. But in the end, I decided to wait until the DVD release was offered through Netflix. Read more... )
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After two seasons of viewing Britain's ITV series, "DOWNTON ABBEY", it occurred to me that there was something off about Julian Fellowes' portrayal of one of the major characters. That character is Matthew Crawley. And it is an error that I am surprised Fellowes had made. Read more... )


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