Agatha Christie on Screen
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Mark Aldridge
592 g
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Crime Files

Features exclusive interviews with Christie's grandson, giving an unparalleled insight into the mind of the world's greatest crime novelist
Draws on rare archival material, revealing the development and history of both well known and unmade adaptations of Christie's work

Reviews comprehensively the canon of Christie adaptations, ranging from silent film adaptations to the 2015 BBC adaptation of And Then There Were None

Introduction.- PART I. Destination Unknown .- Chapter 1. The Silent Adventures.- Chapter 2. Poirot Comes to the Silver Screen.- PART II. Appointment with Death .- Chapter 3. The Early Television Adaptations.- Chapter 4. New Prospects and Problems in Television.- PART III. Wasps' Nest .- Chapter 5. Christie Films Make an Impact.- Chapter 6. Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple.- PART IV . Evil Under the Sun .- Chapter 7. A New Era for Agatha Christie Films.- Chapter 8. Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot.- PART V. Partners in Crime .- Chapter 9. Christie Comes Back to Television.- Chapter 10. New Approaches.- PART VI. In a Glass Darkly .- Chapter 11. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple .- Chapter 12. Agatha Christie's Poirot .- PART VII. Hidden Horizon .- Chapter 13. European Adaptations.- Chapter 14. Adaptations in the Rest of the World.- PART VIII. While the Light Lasts .- Chapter 15. Christie with a Twist.- Chapter 16. Looking to the Future.
This book is a comprehensive exploration of 90 years of film and television adaptations of the world's best-selling novelist's work. Drawing on extensive archival material, it offers new information regarding both the well-known and forgotten screen adaptations of Agatha Christie's stories, including unmade and rare adaptations, some of which have been unseen for more than half a century. This history offers intriguing insights into the discussions and debates that surrounded many of these screen projects - something that is brought to life through previously unpublished correspondence from Christie herself and a new wide-ranging interview with her grandson, Mathew Prichard. Agatha Christie on Screen takes the reader on a journey from little known silent film adaptations, through to famous screen productions including 1974's Murder on the Orient Express , as well as the television series of the Poirot and Miss Marple stories and, most recently, the BBC's acclaimed version of And Then There Were None .

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