History Literature / DeathOnTheNile

28th Oct '15 12:05:57 PM gallium
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The story was adapted for the screen twice, as a 1978 film and as a 2004 episode of the television series ''Series/{{Poirot}}''. It was also adapted for BBC Radio 4 in 1997, with John Moffatt playing Poirot.
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The story was adapted for the screen twice, as a twice. A 1978 film boasted an AllStarCast that included Peter Ustinov (the first of six times Ustinov played Poirot in film or television), Creator/MaggieSmith, Creator/BetteDavis, Creator/MiaFarrow, Creator/DavidNiven, and as a Creator/AngelaLansbury. It was directed by John Guillermin. In 2004 it was adapted as an episode of the television series ''Series/{{Poirot}}''. It was also adapted for BBC Radio 4 in 1997, with John Moffatt playing Poirot.
17th Oct '15 9:44:57 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: With a touch of MediumAwareness, where some of the clues are meant to deflect suspicion away from the people they target.
15th Oct '15 8:16:35 PM NotThisThing
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* SummationGathering: In the 1978 film (but not in the book), all the suspects were present at this, making for a suspenseful show-down scene.
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* SummationGathering: In the 1978 film (but not in the book), all the suspects were present at this, making for a suspenseful show-down scene. In the book, only Colonel Race, Dr. Bessner, and Cornelia Robson are present for Poirot's summation.
10th Oct '15 7:55:59 AM Aquila89
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* {{Bookends}}: The story begins and ends with people talking about Linnet in a pub.
29th Sep '15 3:50:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Properly alligned the image.
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16th Jun '15 8:37:20 AM yisfidri
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* AccidentalTruth: With nothing more than her obsession with "bloodlust and the sex instinct" to justify her, Salome Otterbourne drunkenly suggests to Poirot the name of [[spoiler:first Jackie and then Simon]] as the killer. [[spoiler:She's right both times.]]
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* AccidentalTruth: With nothing more than her obsession with "bloodlust and the sex instinct" to justify her, Salome Otterbourne drunkenly suggests to Poirot the name of [[spoiler:first Jackie and then Simon]] as the killer. [[spoiler:She's right both She's right. [[spoiler:Both times.]]
5th Jun '15 6:12:00 PM BobTanaka
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* MoodWhiplash: Done very effectively in the 1978 adaptation. A rather humorous scene with Mrs. Otterbourne ends abruptly with [[spoiler: her being shot in the head]].
5th Jun '15 5:50:04 PM BobTanaka
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** Colonel Race as well.
9th Mar '15 7:44:24 AM DoctorNemesis
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** In the beginning of the book, she mentions to Jackie that she's having a number of houses on her property knocked down and the people moved, because they make her property look unsightly. It's slightly zigzagged in that she says that she's having new and better houses built for them, and that most of the people agreed, but she mentions too that some of the residents don't want to move, and she just can't fathom why.
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** In the beginning of the book, she mentions to Jackie that she's having a number of houses on her property knocked down and the people moved, because they make her property look unsightly. It's slightly zigzagged in that she says that she's having new and better houses built for them, and that most of the people agreed, but she mentions too that some of the residents don't want to move, and she just can't fathom why. Essentially, she comes off as spoiled and thoughtless but not really deserving of death [[spoiler: particularly since she turns out to have been the victim of a rather ruthless and meticulously planned murder.]]
16th Feb '15 9:31:57 AM Zsuzsa
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