Hooray for another movie review episode! This past November the Margos covered“Murder on the Orient Express”and we were asked online why we did not cover theKenneth Branagh-directed film in that particular show. Well, the answer is simple, we only talk about books and movies that are easy to get and watch. Not everyone lives near a movie theater and going out for that can be far too time-consuming and expensive for some.
In this ep we review the 2017 reboot and give our thoughts and feelings about it. So between the book and several movies–which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out.
In this episode the Margos discuss:
The gorgeous look of the film
The updates made to reflect more modern values
Branagh’s interpretation of the part Hercule Poirot (including that mustache!)
The multiracial casting choices
How this film tackles the denouement of the story
Whether or not we will come back for the follow-up movie by Branagh
Murder on the Orient Express trailer
Outro MusicNever ForgetbyMichelle Pfeiffer (Written by Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh)
The Margos put their detective hats on and get all old-timey in this new ep talking about the number one fiction author of all timeAgatha Christieand the 1974Sidney LumetclassicMurder on the Orient Express. So what are the similarities and differences between the original novel (published in 1934) and the film versions we watched? And which actor best captured Poirot in the Margos estimation?
In this episode the Margos discuss::
The incredible life story of Agatha Christie (including her disappearance in 1926)
Her most famous character Hercule Poirot and the many actors who have played him over the years.
The all-star cast filled with multiple Oscar winners
How Lumet managed to capture that 30-minute ending (!) with so many pages of dialog and a small filming space.
The amazing score byRichard Rodney Bennett
How PBS created their own versionforMasterpiece Theater.
TheKenneth Branaghadaptation in theaters as we tape this.
Correction! The actor who plays Ratchett in the PBS version isToby Jones!
Original TV Trailer
Venessa Redgrave and Sean Connery’s sexy scene
Ingrid Bergman winning the Academy Award for her performance at the 1975 ceremony
Outro Music: “Overture & Kidnapping” byRichard Rodney Bennett