History Literature / DeathOnTheNile

22nd Jan '17 4:04:30 AM yisfidri
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* BittersweetEnding: The stage play goes for this. Poirot's replacement, Canon Pennyfather, attempts to school [[spoiler:Jackie on why she must not take her own life, and instead live on "until the appointed end" and endure the punishment for murder, for the sake of her soul. He hands her back her gun, to allow her to make the choice herself - and after considering, she puts the gun back down and surrenders herself.]]



* SummationGathering: In the 1978 film, all the suspects were present at this, making for a suspenseful scene in which all the characters are looking at each other nervously. In the book, only Colonel Race, Dr. Bessner, and Cornelia Robson are present for Poirot's summation. Averted in the stage play, in which only Jackie is onstage for Canon Pennyfather's final summation.

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* SummationGathering: In the 1978 film, all the suspects were present at this, making for a suspenseful scene in which all the characters are looking at each other nervously. In the book, only Colonel Race, Dr. Bessner, and Cornelia Robson are present for Poirot's summation. Averted in the stage play, in which only Jackie [[spoiler:Jackie]] is onstage for Canon Pennyfather's final summation.
22nd Jan '17 12:52:36 AM yisfidri
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Christie adapted the story as a stage play titled ''Murder on the Nile'' in 1944. The story was later adapted as a 1978 film boasting 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 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.

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Christie adapted the story as a stage play titled ''Murder on the Nile'' in 1944. The story was later adapted as a 1978 film boasting 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 Creator/AngelaLansbury. It was directed by John Guillermin. In 2004 it was adapted as an episode of the television series ''Series/{{Poirot}}''. It The story was also adapted for BBC Radio 4 in 1997, with John Moffatt playing Poirot.
Poirot. In 2004 it was adapted for the ninth season of the television series ''Series/{{Poirot}}''; tropes for the adaptation are listed on the series page.
21st Jan '17 10:19:47 AM yisfidri
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!! In addition, the various adaptations contain examples of:

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!! In addition, the various adaptations adaptations, excluding the ITV adaptation which is covered by the [[Series/{{Poirot}} series page]], contain examples of:



* AdaptationalHeroism: Mr. Ferguson comes across more sympathetically in both film versions. In the 1978 film he replaces Tim Allerton as Rosalie's love interest, becoming engaged to her in the final scene. In the 2004 version, when he hears of Cornelia's [[spoiler:engagement, he looks genuinely brokenhearted and seems to finally realize that his behavior in trying to win her wasn't the best, and his jealous comments from the book are eliminated.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Mr. Ferguson comes across more sympathetically in both film versions. In the 1978 film film, in which he replaces Tim Allerton as Rosalie's love interest, becoming engaged to her in the final scene. In the 2004 version, when he hears of Cornelia's [[spoiler:engagement, he looks genuinely brokenhearted and seems to finally realize that his behavior in trying to win her wasn't the best, and his jealous comments from the book are eliminated.]]



* AdaptedOut: The 1978 film omits Cornelia Robson and the Allertons, the 2004 film omits Miss Bowers, and both omit Mr Fanthorp, Joanna Southwood, Lord Windlesham, Signor Richetti, and Linnet's maid Marie. ''Murder on the Nile'' omits all of the above except Cornelia Robson (renamed Christina Grant), as well as Salome and Rosalie Otterbourne (Salome's [[spoiler:death scene, being shot from off-screen, is given instead to Louise.]])
* AmbiguouslyGay: Tim Allerton in the 2004 adaptation. [[spoiler:His refusal of Rosalie, and the manner of it, is suggestive.]]
* {{Bookends}}: The 2004 film begins with a shot from above of Simon and Jackie in bed, and ends with them dancing together in a shot that has [[spoiler:bittersweet shades of WhatCouldHaveBeen]].
* CompositeCharacter: Rosalie Otterbourne in the 1978 film is a composite of three separate characters from the book: Rosalie, Cornelia Robson, and Tim Allerton. However, Ms Bowers is given Cornelia's backstory regarding her history with the Ridgeways.
** The 2004 version combines the roles of Cornelia Robson and Miss Bowers.
** Both versions remove the character of Fanthorp, having Mr. Ferguson take over the role he played the night of the murder. The 1978 film also makes Ferguson into Rosalie's love interest since Tim Allerton does not appear.
** Linnet's maids, Marie and Louise, are combined into the same character in both film versions.

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* AdaptedOut: The 1978 film omits Cornelia Robson and Robson, the Allertons, the 2004 film omits Miss Bowers, and both omit Mr Fanthorp, Joanna Southwood, Lord Windlesham, Signor Richetti, and Linnet's maid Marie. ''Murder on the Nile'' omits all of the above these except Cornelia Robson (renamed Christina Grant), as well as Miss Bowers and Salome and Rosalie Otterbourne (Salome's [[spoiler:death scene, being shot from off-screen, is given instead to Louise.]])
* AmbiguouslyGay: Tim Allerton in the 2004 adaptation. [[spoiler:His refusal of Rosalie, and the manner of it, is suggestive.]]
* {{Bookends}}: The 2004 film begins with a shot from above of Simon and Jackie in bed, and ends with them dancing together in a shot that has [[spoiler:bittersweet shades of WhatCouldHaveBeen]].
* CompositeCharacter:
CompositeCharacter:
**
Rosalie Otterbourne in the 1978 film is a composite of three separate characters from the book: Rosalie, Cornelia Robson, and Tim Allerton. However, Ms Bowers is given Cornelia's backstory regarding her history with the Ridgeways.
** The 2004 version combines the roles of Cornelia Robson
Ridgeways. Louise takes Marie's role, and Miss Bowers.
** Both versions remove the character
Jim Ferguson is a composite of Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Fanthorp, having Mr. Ferguson take over the role he played the night of the murder. The 1978 film also makes Ferguson into Rosalie's love interest since and Tim Allerton does not appear.
** Linnet's maids, Marie and Louise, are combined into
(in the same character in both film versions.latter, being Rosalie Ottorbourne's love interest).



* PrettyInMink: At least in an adaptation, a fur stole is used as part of the murder, [[spoiler:specifically to muffle a second gunshot]].

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* PrettyInMink: At least in an adaptation, In the 1978 fim, a fur stole is used as part of the murder, [[spoiler:specifically to muffle a second gunshot]].



* ShoutOut: The 2004 version films [[spoiler: Jackie]] stabbing Louise as a homage to ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' complete with [[PsychoStrings screeching violin music]].



* SummationGathering: In the 1978 film, all the suspects were present at this, making for a suspenseful scene in which all the characters are looking at each other nervously. In the book, only Colonel Race, Dr. Bessner, and Cornelia Robson are present for Poirot's summation; the 2004 film adds Simon Doyle to these. Averted in the stage play, in which only Jackie is onstage for Canon Pennyfather's final summation.

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* SummationGathering: In the 1978 film, all the suspects were present at this, making for a suspenseful scene in which all the characters are looking at each other nervously. In the book, only Colonel Race, Dr. Bessner, and Cornelia Robson are present for Poirot's summation; the 2004 film adds Simon Doyle to these.summation. Averted in the stage play, in which only Jackie is onstage for Canon Pennyfather's final summation.
2nd Dec '16 5:09:49 AM yisfidri
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* NamesTheSame: Canon Pennyfather, Poirot's replacement in Christie's stage play ''Murder on the Nile'', is also the name of a character from the Literature/MissMarple novel ''At Bertram's Hotel''.
2nd Dec '16 5:09:08 AM yisfidri
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* NamesTheSame: Canon Pennyfather, Poirot's replacement in Christie's stage play ''Murder on the Nile'', is also the name of a character from the Literature/MissMarple novel ''At Bertram's Hotel''.
20th Nov '16 1:09:57 AM yisfidri
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* SceneryPorn: Oh dear God, yes. Legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff and Egypt are a match made in heaven.

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* SceneryPorn: Oh dear God, yes. Legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff and Egypt are a match made in heaven.heaven in the 1978 film.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: The stage play ''Murder on the Nile'' omits [[spoiler:the double suicide, ending instead with Pennyfather pursuading Jackie not to shoot herself. The trope is PlayedWith, however, in that both she and Simon are most certainly condemned to be hanged after the end of the story.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: The stage play ''Murder on the Nile'' omits [[spoiler:the double suicide, ending instead with Canon Pennyfather pursuading Jackie not to shoot herself. herself.]] The trope is PlayedWith, applies only in a sense, however, in that both she while [[spoiler:she and Simon are still alive by the end of the play, they will both most certainly condemned to be hanged after executed for the end of the story.murders at some point afterwards.]]
19th Nov '16 4:13:08 PM yisfidri
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The story was adapted for the screen 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 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.

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Christie adapted the story as a stage play titled ''Murder on the Nile'' in 1944. The story was later adapted for the screen twice. A as a 1978 film boasted boasting 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 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.



!! In addition, the 1978 and 2004 screen adaptations and the BBC radio adaptation contain examples of:
* AdaptationDistillation: The 1978 film version simplified the plot and removed several superfluous characters.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the 1978 film, Simon [[spoiler:puts up far stronger resistance and a more convincing denial than in the book; Poirot and Race have to resort to a bluff in order to cause him (and Jackie) to confess. In the original book, all it takes to break Simon down is the shock of Poirot hitting him with all that he knows.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: Jim Ferguson comes across more sympathetically in both film versions. In the 1978 film he replaces Tim Allerton as Rosalie's love interest, becoming engaged to her in the final scene. In the 2004 version, when he hears of Cornelia's [[spoiler:engagement, he looks genuinely brokenhearted and seems to finally realize that his behavior in trying to win her wasn't the best, and his jealous comments from the book are eliminated.]]

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!! In addition, the 1978 and 2004 screen various adaptations and the BBC radio adaptation contain examples of:
* AdaptationDistillation: The stage play and the 1978 film version simplified the plot and removed several superfluous characters.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the 1978 film, Simon [[spoiler:puts up far stronger resistance and a more convincing denial than in the book; Poirot and Race have to resort to a bluff in order to cause him (and Jackie) to confess. Some of his lines during this passage are drawn from Christie's stage play, as is the bluff of the moulage test. In the original book, all it takes to break Simon down is the shock of Poirot hitting him with all that he knows.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: Jim Mr. Ferguson comes across more sympathetically in both film versions. In the 1978 film he replaces Tim Allerton as Rosalie's love interest, becoming engaged to her in the final scene. In the 2004 version, when he hears of Cornelia's [[spoiler:engagement, he looks genuinely brokenhearted and seems to finally realize that his behavior in trying to win her wasn't the best, and his jealous comments from the book are eliminated.]]



* AdaptationalVillainy: Similarly, downplayed with Jacqueline de Bellefort in the 1978 version. [[spoiler:It is she, not Simon, who advocates for killing Louise instead of paying her, and a large part of her exposition to Poirot at the end is omitted and replaced by a denial act in conjunction with Simon's.]]

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* AdaptationalNameChange: In the stage play ''Murder on the Nile'', Simon Doyle becomes Simon Mostyn, Jacqueline de Bellefort is Jacqueline de Severac, Linnet is renamed Kay, Cornelia becomes Christina Grant, Mr. Ferguson becomes William Smith, Mrs. van Schyler becomes Helen ffoliot-ffoulkes, and Poirot is replaced by a composite character in Canon Ambrose Pennyfather.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Similarly, downplayed with Jacqueline de Bellefort in the 1978 version. [[spoiler:It is she, not Simon, who advocates for killing Louise instead of paying her, and a large part of her exposition to Poirot at the end is omitted and replaced by a denial act in conjunction with Simon's.]] The latter of these points is drawn from the final scene in Christie's stage play.



* AdaptedOut: The 1978 film omits Cornelia Robson and the Allertons, the 2004 film omits Miss Bowers, and both omit Mr Fanthorp, Joanna Southwood, Lord Windlesham, Signor Richetti, and Linnet's maid Marie.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Tim Allerton in the 2004 adaptation. [[spoiler:His refusal of Rosalie near the end is suggestive.]]

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* AdaptedOut: The 1978 film omits Cornelia Robson and the Allertons, the 2004 film omits Miss Bowers, and both omit Mr Fanthorp, Joanna Southwood, Lord Windlesham, Signor Richetti, and Linnet's maid Marie. \n ''Murder on the Nile'' omits all of the above except Cornelia Robson (renamed Christina Grant), as well as Salome and Rosalie Otterbourne (Salome's [[spoiler:death scene, being shot from off-screen, is given instead to Louise.]])
* AmbiguouslyGay: Tim Allerton in the 2004 adaptation. [[spoiler:His refusal of Rosalie near Rosalie, and the end manner of it, is suggestive.]]



** In the stage play ''Murder on the Nile'', Canon Ambrose Pennyfather is a combination of Poirot, Race and Pennington.



* ItsPersonal: This element is added to Canon Pennyfather's (the Poirot equivalent's) investigation of the murder of Kay (the Linnet equivalent) in ''Murder on the Nile'' as a result of his being her honorary uncle, her deceased father's best friend.



* MaybeEverAfter: ''Murder on the Nile'' ends with this possibility open for William Smith and Christina Grant (the equivalents of Mr. Ferguson and Cornelia Robson); this was not the case in the book.



* SimpleYetOpulent: Linnet's costly white dress.
* SummationGathering: In the 1978 film, all the suspects were present at this, making for a suspenseful scene in which all the characters are looking at each other nervously. In the book, only Colonel Race, Dr. Bessner, and Cornelia Robson are present for Poirot's summation; the 2004 film adds Simon Doyle to these.
* UnreliableVoiceover: In the 1978 film, as Salome Otterbourne is saying "I was talking to one of the crew, who was showing me a most intriguing sight, a buffalo and a cow yoked together tilling the soil", a flashback is shown in which she is in fact secretly buying alcohol from said crew member.

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* SimpleYetOpulent: Linnet's costly white dress.dress in the 1978 film.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: The stage play ''Murder on the Nile'' omits [[spoiler:the double suicide, ending instead with Pennyfather pursuading Jackie not to shoot herself. The trope is PlayedWith, however, in that both she and Simon are most certainly condemned to be hanged after the end of the story.]]
* SummationGathering: In the 1978 film, all the suspects were present at this, making for a suspenseful scene in which all the characters are looking at each other nervously. In the book, only Colonel Race, Dr. Bessner, and Cornelia Robson are present for Poirot's summation; the 2004 film adds Simon Doyle to these. Averted in the stage play, in which only Jackie is onstage for Canon Pennyfather's final summation.
* UnreliableVoiceover: In the 1978 film, as Salome Otterbourne is saying "I was talking to one of the crew, who was showing me a most intriguing sight, a buffalo and a cow yoked together tilling the soil", a flashback is shown in which she is in fact secretly buying alcohol from said a crew member.
14th Nov '16 3:49:09 AM yisfidri
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* Bookends: The 2004 film begins with a shot from above of Simon and Jackie in bed, and ends with them dancing together in a shot that has [[spoiler:bittersweet shades of WhatCouldHaveBeen]].

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* Bookends: {{Bookends}}: The 2004 film begins with a shot from above of Simon and Jackie in bed, and ends with them dancing together in a shot that has [[spoiler:bittersweet shades of WhatCouldHaveBeen]].
14th Nov '16 3:48:41 AM yisfidri
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* Bookends: The 2004 film begins with a shot from above of Simon and Jackie in bed, and ends with them dancing together in a shot that has [[spoiler:bittersweet shades of WhatCouldHaveBeen]].
14th Nov '16 3:46:17 AM yisfidri
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Jim Ferguson comes across more sympathetically in both film versions. In the 1978 film he replaces Tim Allerton as Rosalie's love interest, becoming engaged to her in the final scene. In the 2004 version, when he hears of Cornelia's [[spoiler:engagement, he looks genuinely brokenhearted and seems to finally realize that his behavior in trying to win her wasn't the best.]] Poirot offers him a few words of consolation.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Jim Ferguson comes across more sympathetically in both film versions. In the 1978 film he replaces Tim Allerton as Rosalie's love interest, becoming engaged to her in the final scene. In the 2004 version, when he hears of Cornelia's [[spoiler:engagement, he looks genuinely brokenhearted and seems to finally realize that his behavior in trying to win her wasn't the best.best, and his jealous comments from the book are eliminated.]] Poirot offers him a few words of consolation.
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