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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 February 2019 at 8:16am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

That movie is really a master class in how to make an adaptation. All the parts are as in the novel, but shuffled for clarity and emphasis. Rereading the book, I was surprised by how many of the key lines are given to characters other than Poirot. He seems in many instances to be swept along by the words and actions of others.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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I haven't seen "Murder on the Orient Express" in ages. Looked for it on Blu-ray, and found a triple disc set including "Death on the Nile" (1978) and "Evil Under the Sun" (1982). 
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Ugh!
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It is a masterclass of an adaption. Agatha Christie rated it as her favourite adaption of her works.

Finney was 38 when he was cast, and thanks to make up and his skill immediately becomes the character.
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