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gerryt's avatar

gerryt

@ M4GY4R24 Maybe it is a good idea to read up before making such a remark.

"And Then There Were None" (The US title) is a novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK on 6 November 1939. The English title was "Ten little Niggers". The word 'nigger' had a completely different connotation in Christie's native United Kingdom than it did in America. That's why the novel was renamed.
13 years 11 months ago
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Aquilla

A good movie, but I hate the ending. I mean - I know, that Agatha Christe herself wrote this ending for a play based on her book, but the book ending is sooooo much better.
11 years 11 months ago
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Siskoid

1945's And Then There Were None (AKA Ten Little Indians) is René Clair's adaptation of Agatha Christie's deadliest mystery, but it's definitely the Hollywood take on it. It's got to have a couple to root for, which means downplaying the original's cynicism and deadliness. It's a lighter piece, and we therefore better see the line between this and its parodies (Murder by Death, Clue, and Doctor Who's "The Unicorn and the Wasp", for example). So have the changes robbed it of its power? Not entirely. If you don't know the solution (and I never remember the solutions - except Orient Express - because I read the books when I was barely a teenager), it keeps you happily guessing, frustrating you in an "aw shucks" kind of way as your favorites (for the murders, or full stop) get bumped off. Clair shoots the house and island well and uses those trademark 4th wall cracks of his to good effect - I'll let you find out if they're confessions or red herring. Purists will say nay, but I'll say yay, or at least, yeah ok.
4 years 3 months ago
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nicolino

spoiler
11 years 10 months ago
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Jumping Elephant

http://www.archive.org/details/AndThenThereWereNone
13 years 10 months ago
Jneves7's avatar

Jneves7

that was the UK title. Do some research, idiot.
13 years 11 months ago
Emiam's avatar

Emiam

8/10

2018 is this probably still the best film adaptation of Christie's classic book Ten Little Indians. Last year, Kenneth Branagh's version of the Murder of the Orientexpress came, soon even Death on the Nile - it remains to see how well they will be met by critics and audiences. Well, oddly how good this 1945 version still stands today (I saw shots the restored DVD version). Exciting and beautiful with the environment around the isolated island. I like the house Mr. U.N. Owen has hired.
6 years 3 months ago
mightysparks's avatar

mightysparks

I would like to buy this film, not Desiat negritiat!
13 years ago
M4GY4R24's avatar

M4GY4R24

I find it hard to believe that the A.K.A for this movie is "Ten Little N*ggers." Someone should probably change that...
13 years 11 months ago
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