History Literature / MurderOnTheOrientExpress

20th May '16 8:15:29 AM Cyanna
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* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: [[spoiler: Everyone on the train was a part of the murder. They had to make up several lies to throw Poirot off their trail. This was something like a dozen people. That kept up a lie under the scrutiny of Poirot. On a snowbound train in the middle of nowhere.
** Though not so much spontaneous, as they intentionally planned their stories so that pretty much everyone had an alibi with someone who would have no reason to lie about it (who would suspect Arbuthnot and Macqueen to be in it together, or Mrs. Hubbard and Greta, or Foscarelli and Masterman). And the stories ''do'' have flaws, just not immediately obvious ones. ]]

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* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: [[spoiler: Everyone on the train was a part of the murder. They had to make up several lies to throw Poirot off their trail. This was something like a dozen people. That kept up a lie under the scrutiny of Poirot. On a snowbound train in the middle of nowhere.
nowhere.]]
** [[spoiler: Though not so much spontaneous, as they intentionally planned their stories so that pretty much everyone had an alibi with someone who would have no reason to lie about it (who would suspect Arbuthnot and Macqueen to be in it together, or Mrs. Hubbard and Greta, or Foscarelli and Masterman). And the stories ''do'' have flaws, just not immediately obvious ones. ]]
20th May '16 8:13:58 AM Cyanna
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* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: Everyone on the train was a part of the murder. They had to make up several lies to throw Poirot off their trail. This was something like a dozen people. That kept up a lie under the scrutiny of Poirot. On a snowbound train in the middle of nowhere.
** Though not so much spontaneous, as they intentionally planned their stories so that pretty much everyone had an alibi with someone who would have no reason to lie about it (who would suspect Arbuthnot and Macqueen to be in it together, or Mrs. Hubbard and Greta, or Foscarelli and Masterman). And the stories ''do'' have flaws, just not immediately obvious ones.

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* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: [[spoiler: Everyone on the train was a part of the murder. They had to make up several lies to throw Poirot off their trail. This was something like a dozen people. That kept up a lie under the scrutiny of Poirot. On a snowbound train in the middle of nowhere.
** Though not so much spontaneous, as they intentionally planned their stories so that pretty much everyone had an alibi with someone who would have no reason to lie about it (who would suspect Arbuthnot and Macqueen to be in it together, or Mrs. Hubbard and Greta, or Foscarelli and Masterman). And the stories ''do'' have flaws, just not immediately obvious ones. ]]



* UndercoverCopReveal: Cyrus Hardman explains to Poirot that he is a private detective and therefore has a fake passport. However, he conveniently avoids to say that he also used to be a cop and was involved in the investigation of the Armstrong case.

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* UndercoverCopReveal: Cyrus Hardman explains to Poirot that he is a private detective and therefore has a fake passport. [[spoiler: However, he conveniently avoids to say that he also used to be a cop and was involved in the investigation of the Armstrong case.]]
12th May '16 10:27:49 AM ZarbiNerada
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*** The French translation corrects this.
6th Apr '16 12:47:01 AM Sharlee
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* RiddleForTheAges: Poirot never ''does'' figure out [[spoiler: who wore the scarlet kimono. He deduces its ''owner'' is the Countess, but he also concludes she never left her compartment, so somebody must've borrowed it.]]

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* RiddleForTheAges: Poirot never ''does'' figure out [[spoiler: who wore the scarlet kimono. He deduces its ''owner'' is the Countess, but he also concludes she never left her compartment, so somebody must've borrowed it.it in order to lay that false trail.]]
6th Apr '16 12:28:34 AM Sharlee
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* RiddleForTheAges: Poirot never ''does'' figure out [[spoiler: who wore the scarlet kimono. He deduces the ''owner'' is the Countess, but he also believes she never left her compartment, so somebody must've borrowed it.]]

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* RiddleForTheAges: Poirot never ''does'' figure out [[spoiler: who wore the scarlet kimono. He deduces the its ''owner'' is the Countess, but he also believes concludes she never left her compartment, so somebody must've borrowed it.]]
6th Apr '16 12:27:06 AM Sharlee
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* RiddleForTheAges: Poirot never ''does'' figure out [[spoiler: who wore the scarlet kimono. He deduces the ''owner'' is the Countess, but he also believes she never left her compartment, so somebody must've borrowed it.]]
5th Apr '16 4:13:06 PM Sharlee
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* EverybodySmokes: Mentioned a ''lot'', as a pipe-cleaner and used matches are among the clues found in the victim's cabin, so Poirot asks about suspects' smoking habits.
5th Apr '16 12:21:21 PM Sharlee
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* [[MultinationalTeam Multinational Cast]]: A French train crew, plus a few English, some Americans (one Italian-born), a Swede, a German, a Russian princess, and a Hungarian diplomatic couple, plus a Greek doctor and a Belgian detective. [[spoiler: And every nationality but the last two conspired in the killing.]]
28th Mar '16 8:21:59 AM Mdumas43073
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''Murder on the Orient Express'', or ''Murder in the Calais Coach'', is an Creator/AgathaChristie detective fiction murder mystery first published in 1934. Literature/HerculePoirot, the famous Belgian detective, is ready to return from his case in Syria when he is snowbound on the Orient Express. He is disturbed in his sleep by dead quiet and a passing figure in a red kimono, and when he awakes, the contemptible Samuel Ratchett is found having been stabbed 12 times to death. Poirot discovers he was actually a notorious American gangster, who had kidnapped and murdered a three-year-old heiress. The mystery begins to unravel as he discovers that the passengers have connections to the murdered man and the family of the child that man murdered.

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''Murder on the Orient Express'', or ''Murder in the Calais Coach'', is an Creator/AgathaChristie detective fiction murder mystery first published in 1934.

Literature/HerculePoirot, the famous Belgian detective, is ready to return from his a case in Syria when he is snowbound on the Orient Express. He is disturbed in his sleep by dead quiet and a passing figure in a red kimono, and when he awakes, the contemptible Samuel Ratchett is found having been stabbed 12 times to death. Poirot discovers he was actually a notorious American gangster, who had kidnapped and murdered a three-year-old heiress. The mystery begins to unravel as he discovers that the passengers have connections to the murdered man and the family of the child that man murdered.
28th Mar '16 8:08:26 AM Mdumas43073
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The book was made into a successful movie in 1974, a MadeForTVMovie in 2001, and again in 2010 for ''Series/{{Poirot}}''. Recently Sir Creator/KennethBranagh has been announced as directing a new adaptation as well as playing Poirot himself.

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The book A [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] was made into a successful movie in 1974, directed by Creator/SidneyLumet and featuring an AllStarCast. It was adapted again as a MadeForTVMovie in 2001, and again once more in 2010 for ''Series/{{Poirot}}''. Recently Sir Creator/KennethBranagh has been announced as directing a new adaptation as well as playing Poirot himself.
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