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24th Nov '17 8:08:11 AM Johntoxable
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Mia Farrow does an excellent job of portraying Jackie as an Englishwoman. However, her natural American accent is quite noticeable during the bar scene where she is drunk. In particular her line to Rosalie, "Go on. You were saying something about being somebodies daughter."
23rd Nov '17 8:27:09 AM Johntoxable
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* EveryOneIsASuspect: The movie ramps this up by taking characters that had no direct motive for killing Linnet Doyle in the book and giving them motives in the film. Specifically, [[spoiler: Salome Otterbourne is facing libel charges from Linnet, which by extension also gives Rosalie a motive. Linnet is also being quite vocal in her denunciation of Doctor Bessner, due to a friend of hers succumbing to a mental illness while under his care. Miss Bowers is given Cornelia Robson's backstory of her father being financially ruined by Linnet's father, only that Miss Bowers is much more bitter and resentful of this fact]].

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* EveryOneIsASuspect: The movie ramps this up by taking characters that had no direct motive for killing Linnet Doyle in the book and giving them motives in the film. Specifically, [[spoiler: Salome Otterbourne is facing libel charges from Linnet, which by extension also gives Rosalie a motive. Linnet is also being quite vocal in her denunciation of Doctor Bessner, due to a friend of hers succumbing to a mental illness while under his care. Miss Bowers is given Cornelia Robson's backstory of her father being financially ruined by Linnet's father, only that Miss Bowers is much more bitter and resentful of this fact]]. fact. Louise is given Marie's backstory and is more persistent in asking Linnet for money for a dowry, Linnet coldly rebuffs these requests]].
** Poirot lampshades this.
-->'''Poirot:''' '' Mon Dieu, how she makes enemies of them all.'' \\
23rd Nov '17 8:12:12 AM Johntoxable
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** The same can be said of Poirot being aboard the Karnak, for both [[spoiler: Simon and Jackie, but also Tim Allerton. When out to commit murder or a jewel theft respectively, it doesn't exactly make things easier to have one of the world's greatest detectives in the vicinity]].
23rd Nov '17 8:02:00 AM Johntoxable
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* EveryOneIsASuspect: The movie ramps this up by taking characters that had no direct motive for killing Linnet Doyle in the book and giving them motives in the film. Specifically, [[spoiler: Salome Otterbourne is facing libel charges from Linnet, which by extension also gives Rosalie a motive. Linnet is also being quite vocal in her denunciation of Doctor Bessner, due to a friend of hers succumbing to a mental illness while under his care. Miss Bowers is given Cornelia Robson's backstory of her father being financially ruined by Linnet's father, only that Miss Bowers is much more bitter and resentful of this fact]].
12th Nov '17 12:31:54 AM ClatoLawa
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* BrickJoke: During Mr. Choudhury's first scene, there's a gag where he tries and fails to identify the passengers on sight, rather than just asking their names. It comes back during the SummationGathering when Poirot, after a rundown of everyone else's motives for killing Linnet, stops on Choudhury and suggests it was a case of mistaken identity.



* BrickJoke: During Mr. Choudhury's first scene, there's a gag where he tries and fails to identify the passengers on sight, rather than just asking their names. It comes back during the SummationGathering when Poirot, after a rundown of everyone else's motives for killing Linnet, stops on Choudhury and suggests it was a case of mistaken identity.
12th Nov '17 12:28:30 AM ClatoLawa
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* BrickJoke: During Mr. Choudhury's first scene, there's a gag where he tries and fails to identify the passengers on sight, rather than just asking their names. It comes back during the SummationGathering when Poirot, after a rundown of everyone else's motives for killing Linnet, stops on Choudhury and suggests it was a case of mistaken identity.
1st Nov '17 7:12:55 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SpannerInTheWorks: A double-whammy. The killer's plan would have gone off without a hitch if [[spoiler: Linnet's maid Louise hadn't had a fit of insomnia and happened to come up the stairs at the right time to see Simon entering and exiting the cabin to murder his wife.]] And then, when the killer was taking care of ''that'' little glitch in events, [[spoiler: Salome Otterbourne happened to see Jacqueline entering the cabin to murder Louise.]]
28th Oct '17 7:31:56 PM DoctorNemesis
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* YesMan: Discussed. When Linnet first approaches Poirot to try to get him to deal with Jacqueline, Poirot turns her down and politely but firmly explains that Linnet's conduct has been far from unimpeachable, Jacqueline's anger and resentment is justified, and that Linnet herself on some level knows this given her subsequent reaction. When they meet later, Linnet is distinctly cool to Poirot, and Poirot is slightly amused to realise that Linnet has been surrounded for so long with people who agree with, acquiesce to and reaffirm Linnet's own view of the world that she's genuinely unprepared to deal with someone who bluntly tells her the truth.
12th Jun '17 3:58:34 AM fgenzo159
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* AdaptationalWimp: Downplayed with Poirot, in that [[spoiler:he does not deliberately allow Jackie to kill herself, but instead she simply steals the original gun and performs the double suicide right in front of him, to his shock. His response: "Quelle tragedie".]]

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* AdaptationalWimp: Downplayed with Poirot, in that [[spoiler:he does not deliberately allow Jackie to kill herself, but instead she simply steals the original gun and performs the double suicide right in front of him, to his shock. His response: "Quelle tragedie".tragédie".]]
5th May '17 6:11:33 PM benda
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* PsychoExGirlfriend: ''Jacqueline''. [[spoiler: But not so much [[NewOldFlame ex]].]]

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* PsychoExGirlfriend: ''Jacqueline''. [[spoiler: But not so much [[NewOldFlame ex]].ex]], and the "psycho" part is staged.]]
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