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Book Vs Movie “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017) Film Review 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“Murder on the Orient Express”

The Margos officially review the 2017 movie

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 the Kenneth 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

Clips Featured:

  • Murder on the Orient Express  trailer
  • Outro Music Never Forget by Michelle Pfeiffer (Written by Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh)

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Book Vs Movie “Murder on the Orient Express” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Murder on the Orient Express”

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 time Agatha Christie and the 1974 Sidney Lumet classic Murder 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 by Richard Rodney Bennett
  • How PBS created their own version for Masterpiece Theater.
  • The Kenneth Branagh adaptation in theaters as we tape this.

Correction! The actor who plays Ratchett in the PBS version is Toby Jones!

Clips used:

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”  by Richard Rodney Bennett

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