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Agatha Christie’s Poirot

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I have the unfortunate feeling that Season Fourteen will be the end of it. I just watched Murder on the Orient Express, and I thought that David Suchet’s acting was terrific in this. You actually question his loyalties to the law in the end, and you don’t know whether he is asking for God’s forgiveness or he is praying for their souls. Either way, this is a magnificent series, an amazing actor, and a movie worthy of an Academy Award. Albert Finney wasn’t as good, Peter Ustinov tried, but Suchet really nailed it.

Aside from that, talk about anything else involving Poirot and his little grey cells.
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  • The next seires will be the last one its been confermed there filming the last books.

    ITV are to produce the final season of Poirot in 2012[4]:
    There are four novels:
    and a collection of 12 related short stories:
  • I’m not watching Curtain. I won’t be able to go through it.
  • Noname215;676151 said:
    I’m not watching Curtain. I won’t be able to go through it.
    Ik what you mean! The book was hard enough to finish.
  • Dig down, I think we've already got a "Poirot" thread.
  • FitzoliverJ;676167 said:
    Dig down, I think we've already got a "Poirot" thread.
    There is the Poirot Revival Thread, but you killed it months ago.
  • Noname215;676144 said:
    I have the unfortunate feeling that Season Fourteen will be the end of it.
    Yep, as has been mentioned before, the next series will be the last. Which is just as well, since they've pretty much run out of stories to adapt.
    I just watched Murder on the Orient Express, and I thought that David Suchet’s acting was terrific in this. You actually question his loyalties to the law in the end, and you don’t know whether he is asking for God’s forgiveness or he is praying for their souls.
    I think he was praying for forgiveness, since it looked like he had a really hard time accepting the administration of justice by non-representatives of the law.

    In any case, I liked the earlier, more light-hearted episodes better (also because of the Japp, Miss Lemon, and Hastings gang, and Hastings is coming back for Curtain, which should be reason enough to watch it despite sentimentalities :)). While the latter episodes are acted out quite well, they tend to depart a lot from the source material. That's not always bad, but sometimes they just go overboard with it.
    Suchet really nailed it.
    David Suchet is Poirot. Others merely play him.
  • flesk;676235 said:

    Thanks, I didn't have time to search for it this morning.
    but you killed it months ago.

    Killed? That's a bit harsh. Just because I was the last person to post, I killed it?!
  • FitzoliverJ;676301 said:
    Killed? That's a bit harsh. Just because I was the last person to post, I killed it?!
    Mais oui. Do you not see that all the evidence points into that direction? The stain on the carpet, the smudge on the "Submit Reply" button, the torn train ticket... ah yes, it was all clever, a bit too clever. You thought you could outsmart Poirot, to do him one better, hein?

    Ma foi, you should know by now that there is no fooling Poirot! No pulling of the leg, as you say. No, no, thirty-six times no! There is but always one winner: the little grey cells.
  • FitzoliverJ;676301 said:
    Killed? That's a bit harsh. Just because I was the last person to post, I killed it?!
    It was meant facetiously, but sorry if I offended you. You've got to admit the evidence against you is overwhelming though.
  • Their adaptation of The ABC Murders is a king compared to the shitfest that was The Alphabet Murders.
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