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Author Aldridge, Mark, author.

Title Agatha Christie on screen / Mark Aldridge.

Published London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 362 pages)
Series Crime Files
Crime files series.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Finding the Agatha Christie Film Forum, 1928-37. The silent adventures ; Poirot comes to the silver screen -- Part II. Experiments in television, 1937-62. The early television adaptations ; New prospects and problems in television -- Part III. Agatha Christie films, 1945-65. Christie films make an impact ; Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple -- Part IV. Prestige films and beyond, 1965-87. A new era on screen ; Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot -- Part V. Rethinking Agatha Christie adaptations, 1979-95. Christie comes back to television ; New approaches -- Part VI. Televising the canon, 1984-2013. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple ; Agatha Christie's Poirot -- Part VII International adaptations. European adaptations ; Adaptations in the rest of the world -- Part VIII. Remaking and reworking, 1999-. Christie with a twist ; Looking to the future.
Summary "Mark Aldridge's book uncovers many hitherto unknown facts about screen adaptations of Agatha Christie. It is an important addition to Christie scholarship and required reading for all admirers of the Queen of Crime."--Dr. John Curran, author of Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks 'The book is a mine of information. As well as a fascinating insight into the history of Agatha Christie adaptations, the book also throws much light on the whole area of adaptation and its participants on every side of the fence.' - Mathew Prichard, grandson of Agatha Christie Agatha Christie on Screen 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and debates that surrounded many of these screen projects - something that is brought to life through previously unpublished correspondence from Christie herself and a new wide-ranging interview with her grandson, Mathew Prichard.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.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 -- Film adaptations.
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 -- Television adaptations.
Detective and mystery films -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery television programs -- History and criticism.
Electronic books.
Film adaptations.
Television adaptations.
ISBN 9781137372925 (electronic bk.)
1137372923 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1057/978-1-137-37292-5.