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    FilmrevieWIMB

    Murder On The Orient Express.

    Beautifully photographed. Snow, art deco glamour, cracking cast and a great story with which to work.

    The result? Dull, dull, dull. Dreadfully dull. Boring. Almost boring. Dull.

    Quite why Branagh chose to play Poirot as Clouseau-lite is a mystery.

    An opportunity missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    Murder On The Orient Express.

    Beautifully photographed. Snow, art deco glamour, cracking cast and a great story with which to work.

    The result? Dull, dull, dull. Dreadfully dull. Boring. Almost boring. Dull.

    Quite why Branagh chose to play Poirot as Clouseau-lite is a mystery.

    An opportunity missed.
    Never really understood the whole Agatha Christie thing, tbh. The woman was - frankly - a hack.

    There. I've said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    Never really understood the whole Agatha Christie thing, tbh. The woman was - frankly - a hack.

    There. I've said it.
    D'you know, I've never read a single one? The feature-length Suchet jobs are perfectly excellent, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    D'you know, I've never read a single one? The feature-length Suchet jobs are perfectly excellent, though.
    They are poorly-written, sophomoric and their plots are, by turns, facile and utterly implausible.

    You just like the suits and the art deco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    They are poorly-written, sophomoric and their plots are, by turns, facile and utterly implausible.

    You just like the suits and the art deco.
    Exactly so.

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    Thank god...was going to watch this last night...will give it a miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    Murder On The Orient Express.

    Beautifully photographed. Snow, art deco glamour, cracking cast and a great story with which to work.

    The result? Dull, dull, dull. Dreadfully dull. Boring. Almost boring. Dull.

    Quite why Branagh chose to play Poirot as Clouseau-lite is a mystery.

    An opportunity missed.
    I hugely preferred Minder On the Orient Express. But then I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    I hugely preferred Minder On the Orient Express. But then I would.
    I never really understood why Terry in Minder appeared to be catnip for all the birds. He wasn't exactly sex on legs, was he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    I never really understood why Terry in Minder appeared to be catnip for all the birds. He wasn't exactly sex on legs, was he?
    He was a real man, see? In an age of long-haired Herberts, pooves and layabouts, you knew ehere you stood with Terry. Nosh him off, make him his tea, lovely jubbly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    He was a real man, see? In an age of long-haired Herberts, pooves and layabouts, you knew ehere you stood with Terry. Nosh him off, make him his tea, lovely jubbly.
    I liked how all his fights with quasi-gangster types were settled with fists. No-one ever even tried to kick him in the balls, let alone stab him or shoot him.

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