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  • Re: Murder On The Orient Express Detail

    Yes, the Suchet and 2017 condensation of the doctor's character is the production team's way of eliminating one character, probably saving a little bit of money and time.
  • Re: What made Christie so successful?

    Also, unlike many of her peers, she was consistently prolific.  She wrote a novel a year (sometimes more) for over fifty years, plus short stories and plays.  Other contemporaries, like Sayers and Berkeley, stopped writing mysteries after WWII.
  • Re: Recurring Themes in Christie's Work

    @taliavishay-arbel, other people have referenced similar points, but I wanted to say that I was thinking that generation gaps are central to the families in Crooked House and Taken at the Flood, and we see generational splits in One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.  Also, past vs. future living feature in Death on the Nile (Poirot's advice to Jacqueline), and it's mentioned in Hercule Poirot's Christmas and Sleeping MurderFive Little Pigs, and Elephants Can Remember.
  • Re: Publication History of "Five Little Pigs" / "Murder in Retrospect?"

    Evidence conflicts, but general reports say that Five Little Pigs was published in the UK in either Nov. 1942 or Jan. 1943.  The US version came out with the new title in May 1942.  US publishers had a habit of changing titles because they thought Christie's originals were "too British" and wouldn't appeal to American authors.  Release dates just depended on the publishing schedules of the publishing houses– sometimes the American version came out first, sometimes the other way around.  There often wasn't any rhyme or reason to it, just when different houses thought it would be a better time to put out the book.  Also, US editions used to make lots of cuts, especially during the WWII years when paper was scarce.  Editors made lots of weird cuts and changes...
  • Clues Are Everywhere!

    Have any of you been playing the new game, "Clues Are Everywhere," https://www.cluesareeverywhere.com, in connection with the new Murder on the Orient Express movie?  There are some hints on a Entertainment Weekly cover, in a movie trailer, on movie posters, and even on Amazon.com's page for the movie tie-in edition.

    Basically, there's a reproduction of the crime scene, and several objects at the crime scene can be clicked upon, and if you type in the right word, phrase, or number, you get to see a special feature that may give hints about the secrets the suspects are hiding, ranging from behind-the-scenes photos, "letters" written by the characters, revealing personal items, special audio recordings, and various film clips, including a clip from the movie and a couple of pseudo-documentaries connected to some of the characters!

    If you're stuck, do a little searching and you can find links to the passwords.

    Here are some spoilers if you're stuck, but be warned!  It's not a complete list.  https://twitter.com/i/moments/859911871029268480?lang=en.
    Here's another clue not on the previous list.  Do NOT click the link unless you want to be spoiled!  https://www.cinemablend.com/news/1711070/apparently-josh-gads-murder-on-the-orient-express-poster-has-a-secret-easter-egg-hidden-on-it.