On April 20 I arrive at Star Plus death on the nileour recommendation for this weekend of movies, popcorn and armchair.
The film, directed by Kenneth Brangh and starring an all-star cast, is based on the novel of the same name by iconic writer Agatha Christie and follows detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) as he solves an intricate murder case aboard the SS Karnak, a luxury cruise ship sailing the exotic waters of the Nile. A group of charismatic characters of different ages, origins and social classes are transported on the boat, summoned to celebrate a wedding and linked in different ways to the crime in question.
With all the seasonings of a history of Christie Agathawe share you 15 fun facts that will make you want to run to see it.
1. This is a second adaptation, 44 years later. The new movie of Kenneth Brangh is the second film production of the novel death on the nile. The first version is from 1978 and was shot in Egypt, with the debut of the actor Peter Ustinov in the character of Hercule Poirot. The star cast of that adaptation also includes the actresses bette davis Y mia farrow.
2. There is a shared malaise between Poirot and its author. About ships and murders on the high seas: the writer Christie Agatha he suffered from seasickness when traveling by ship…just like Poirot.
3. In conducting death on the nile Two close relatives of Christie Agathahis grandson Mathew Prichard and his great-grandson James Prichard. Both are members of the estate of the famous author and responsible for protecting her legacy.
4. Poirot traits were rigorously worked on. Poirot’s mustache was so important that he was asked to Christie Agatha who approved of her appearance in the 1965 mystery comedy The Alphabet Murdersstarring the actor Tony Randall like detective.
5. death on the nile reached the radio in 1997, with an adaptation by bbc radio that consolidated the legendary actor John Moffatt like Poirot’s voice.
6. The story not only has two film adaptations and one for radio. A video game inspired by the novel was released in 2007, within the hidden object game genre.
7. christie he chose the actors for his productions. After seeing the actress Joan Hickson in a theatrical version of death on the nile in 1946, christie He wrote her a letter in the hope that one day she would play the celebrated character of Miss Marple. 38 years later, and for six years, the actress gave life to the endearing old woman from St. Mary Mead in the adaptations of the works of christie by the BBC.
8. death on the nile was written after Christie Agatha returned from a winter in Egypt.
9. Christie Agatha expressed his opinion about the story. In the novel’s prologue, the writer described the story as “one of her best” travel books of hers.
10. Detective Hercule Poirot was the first – and so far only – fictional character to have an obituary on the front page of the newspaper New York Times. The article was published in 1975, on the occasion of the release of the novel Curtain: Poirot’s Last Casein which the famous detective dies.
eleven. Christie Agatha left an extensive work. The writer’s prolific career spanned five decades, with 66 crime novels, 6 non-detective novels and 150 short stories.
12. christie inquired as a screenwriter. In addition, he entered the world of cinema in 1962, writing a single script based on the novel by Charles Dickens Bleak House. The adaptation never made it to the screen.
13. The screen debut of Christie Agatha. Her first story to be adapted for the big screen was a short story from the collection The Mysterious Mr. Quinconverted into the 1928 film The Passing of Mr. Quinn.
14. As for his novels, the first to reach the cinema was The Secret Adversaryadapted in 1929 for a German production under the title of Die Abenteuer GMBH.
fifteen. christie He considered retiring at age 75, but his books were selling so well that he decided to keep writing for at least another five years, ending up doing so for about a year before he passed away at age 86.
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