Christie Discussion Post: Which is Your Favorite Christie, and Which Do You Most Want Made Into an Indian Movie?

What fun! For me! And hopefully also some of you. I’ve been on a minor Christie binge, and I just put up a detailed Christie post, and now I want to just chat.

Favorite Christie:

I think mine is still the first one I read, Sleeping Murder. It’s a great plot, it has a happyish ending, and it’s a really good storyline in terms of making the female voice prominent and telling women to trust themselves.

Which do you want made into an Indian movie?

At the moment, I think The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Because there is a married love story! And Indian films do that SO well!!!! A young beautiful woman who told her older boring husband when he proposed that she didn’t love him but was willing to marry him just to take the pressure off her impoverished parents. And then of course she thinks he just married her out of pity, and he thinks she married him out of desperation, and it’s all juicy misunderstandings, and then there is a murder. And there’s a secondary romance that is a similar theme but different, the guy who acts like he hates the girl because he can’t afford to marry her and is trying to kill his feelings.

Amazon.com: The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The First Hercule Poirot  Mystery (9780525565109): Christie, Agatha: Books

Okay, you go!

7 thoughts on “Christie Discussion Post: Which is Your Favorite Christie, and Which Do You Most Want Made Into an Indian Movie?

  1. It’s been a long time since I went on my last Christie binge, but I’ve always had a soft spot for The Mysterious Mr. Quin. You’d have to pick one if the stories, I’d go with The Soul of the Croupier. It’s got a complicated older woman who is romancing a younger man, two mature, urbane male characters who don’t get involved in the relationships but move the plot forward by gossiping, a dinner with a mysterious guest, and a plain but intelligent young woman who gets the guy in the end.

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    • Yes! Plain but intelligent women who get the guy! I would be happy with that.

      On Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 2:27 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. My two favourite Christie’s are ‘And Then There Were None’ and ‘Five Little Pigs’ both have such complex characters and a thrilling mystery. Also, the ITV adaptation of ‘Five Little Pigs’ is one of the best episodes of Poirot ever.

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    • Do you like the version of And Then There WEre None with a happy ending, or the other one?

      On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 3:45 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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        • For the play, apparently they gave it a happy ending, and then various movie adaptations and other stuff kept that ending.

          SPOILERS they make the “nice young couple” be not really really guilty of the crime they are accused of, and also solve the mystery and survive to the end END SPOILERS

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      • There is a Hindi version of And Then There Were None. It is from 1965 and called Gumnaam. The basic plot structure is the same though a lot of things are different. It has Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Helen and Pran. There is also some fun 60s music, most famously Jaan Pehchaan Ho, which was used in a Heineken ad in the US around 10 years ago. You should give it a try. You might like it.

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