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They may not be popular in the eyes of many Christie fans but I respect your opinion. Speaking of The Hollow, it's one of my favorite Poirot books as well. Poirot visits the country and we get funny comments from him such as a dislike of trees because they have a habit of dropping their leaves. The novel has deep characterization that is beautifully written throughout and we have a good mystery to boot. How can anyone not like it? The Hollow is not your typical Poirot and that's probably why many don't take a liking to it.taliavishay-arbel said:Right now my favourite book Poirot book is "The Hollow". My favourite Movie is the old "Evil under the sun" and my favourite actor who played Poirot is Albert Finney. I'm sure these selections won't be very popular.
I respectfully disagree. With respect to the late Geraldine McEwan, I must say that some actors just aren't suited for certain roles and I have to state that in this instance this is the case. McEwan was too impish and she looked as though she was sneaky. This is not Miss Marple at all. Miss Marple from the books had a Victorian attitude and had her Victorian ways and I just don't see Geraldine McEwan's Miss Marple having this in the series. She appeared to have taken on more of a modern -- more likely 21st century -- approach to certain things. This Miss Marple has an affair with a married soldier . . . and she KNOWS that he's married! This is not what Jane Marple would do. She had suitors as a young woman but she would never have had an affair with a married man! It's not in keeping with Miss Marple's character.eeriechen said:I have to say I liked Joan Hickson as Miss Marple, but not as much as much as Geraldine McEwan. She did not have the lovable warmth that the others had and the BBC TV series was a little turgid compared to the ones that Margaret Rutherford, Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie were in. There has been so much hype about Joan Hickson being the best Muss Marple, that I must now upset the apple cart, whilst putting the record straight at the same time. I believe Geraldine McEwan was the best Miss Marple and the series was excellent.