Theatre The Mousetrap Discussion

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migmit
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05:43:41 AM Oct 8th 2015
This was actually made into a movie in Soviet Union, called "Мышеловка" ("Myshelovka", "The Mouse Trap") in 1990. The movie is quite good, and is a pretty fair adaptation of the play. Yes, it spoils everything.

Can somebody tell me how to fix the article so that it accurately incorporates this information?

Fun fact: near the end of the play, two characters exchange gifts, and both of those gifts are obviously chosen badly. Both characters accept the gifts and express their gratitude, partly because it's the intention that counts, partly because they don't want to upset one another. In the movie, however, both gifts are really good. It seems although I don't have a proof that this wasn't intentional, and that the scriptwriter simply didn't recognize the humor due to cultural gap.
Kazeto
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11:34:40 PM Feb 16th 2014
You know, I really thought the spoilered part of the stinger would be something along the lines of "not the butler".

Not that I'm complaining or anything, just saying ...
DamianYerrick
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07:29:13 PM Jun 10th 2013
Please clarify "by law". Do the film rights open up in 2047 like any other copyrighted work whose author died in 1976? Or is there a particular statute affording perpetual copyright-like exclusive rights, like the UK's sui generis protection of the KJV Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and Peter Pan?
DustySoul
09:57:11 AM Dec 2nd 2014
That can be found on the Other Wiki [1] Though note that the ending is spoiled on that page. The answer is that it's in the contract terms of the play: "no film adaptation can be produced until the West End production has been closed for at least six months."
DAN004
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05:59:14 PM Oct 28th 2012
So why exactly are we not allowed to add some spoileriffic entries, here, anyway? Seeing this indexed in Self-Demonstrating Article just screams "cheesy" to me.

Just curious.
Telcontar
02:25:32 AM Oct 29th 2012
For fun, and because to add who the murderer was would break the promise one makes at the end of the play. I also just find it nicer and more interesting than stating who did it.
WickedIcon
12:26:22 AM Aug 22nd 2015
For the record, The Other Wiki spoils it, and... damn. I can see why they'd keep it a secret- it's unexpected.
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