History Literature / DeathOnTheNile

18th Jun '16 6:34:28 PM BobTanaka
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Jim Fergusson, despite his proclaimed views, is a self-centered jerk who has nothing but contempt for anyone and anything apart from himself and his own values. He spends most of the book talking loudly about how the murder victims didn't matter, then can't figure out why Cornelia doesn't want to marry him.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Jim Fergusson, despite his proclaimed views, is a self-centered jerk who has nothing but contempt for anyone and anything apart from himself and his own values. He spends most of the book talking loudly about how the murder victims didn't matter, all deserved to die for being useless, then can't figure out why Cornelia doesn't want to marry him.
18th Jun '16 6:32:03 PM BobTanaka
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Jim Fergusson, despite his proclaimed views, is a self-centered jerk who has nothing but contempt for anyone and anything apart from himself and his own values. He spends most of the book talking loudly about how the murder victims didn't matter, then can't figure out why Cornelia doesn't want to marry him.
26th Apr '16 12:08:03 PM Teakay
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* SimpleYetOpulent: Linnet's costly white dress.
6th Mar '16 5:34:09 PM AnotherGuy
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* PoirotSpeak: Amusingly, Mrs. Otterbourne engages in this [[spoiler: before getting shot]].
21st Feb '16 9:27:52 PM AnotherGuy
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* SurprisinglySimilarStories: [[spoiler:A man ambitiously decides to commit murder for power and wealth, and his significant other aids him by planning how to carry it out. He pretends to be a loving protector of the victim (who is threatened by other enemies) and then kills them in their sleep, leaving a bloody mark to direct suspicion away from himself and his partner in crime. The plan starts to go wrong and the pair commit more murders to try (unsuccessfully) to get away with the first one. ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', anyone?]]

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* SurprisinglySimilarStories: SurprisinglySimilarStories:
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[[spoiler:A man ambitiously decides to commit murder for power and wealth, and his significant other aids him by planning how to carry it out. He pretends to be a loving protector of the victim (who is threatened by other enemies) and then kills them in their sleep, leaving a bloody mark to direct suspicion away from himself and his partner in crime. The plan starts to go wrong and the pair commit more murders to try (unsuccessfully) to get away with the first one. ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', anyone?]] anyone?]]
** [[spoiler: Two lovers having the man pretend to jilt her for a rich woman was also the plot of Christie's ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun''.]]
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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* 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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