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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:56 PM
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'Murder on the Orient Express' butchered
I was watching the new version of 'Murder on the Orient Express', and thinking Agatha Christie must be turning in her grave. What a piece of crap! And I have high respect for Alfred Molina as an actor (he played Poirot).

The original, from 1974, with such a great cast as Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, the great Ingrid Bergman and many more was a wonderful film, that followed the book closely...but this is such crap! The way Agatha Christie writes, you don't need to go outside the book, just follow the story...

sorry, had to vent.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:09 PM
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1. I liked it
up until they decided to make everybody the murderer. Cop out! :P
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:12 PM
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4. That's the way it was written. They could hardly change the solution to
the mystery. Then Christie would be spinning in her coffin.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:15 PM
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6. I hadn't remembered that
I read the book back in 9th Grade, not quite 30 years ago now. :P I'll have to reread the book.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:11 PM
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2. There's a new version?
:shrug:</totally out of touch with modern culture>

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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:11 PM
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3. Some made for TV in 2001 craporama
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:12 PM
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5. Oh - I hadn't heard
I'll stick to the '74 version too. :hi:
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