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Author Aldridge, Mark.

Title Agatha Christie on Screen [electronic resource].

Published London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (362 p.)
Series Crime Files
Crime files series.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; Notes; Part I: Finding the Agatha Christie Film Form, 1928-37; Chapter 1: The Silent Adventures; The Passing of Mr Quinn (1928); Die Abenteuer GmbH [The Secret Adversary] (1929); Notes; Chapter 2: Poirot Comes to the Silver Screen; Alibi (1931); Black Coffee (1931); Lord Edgware Dies (1934); Love from a Stranger (1937); Notes; Part II: Experiments in Television, 1937-62; Chapter 3: The Early Television Adaptations; Christie's Early Relationship with the BBC; The Wasp's Nest (1937); Love from a Stranger (1938); Three Blind Mice (1947)
1949 in TelevisionNotes; Chapter 4: New Prospects and Problems in Television; Christie on American Television in the 1950s; Christie on British Television in the 1950s; Christie on 1960s Television; Notes; Part III: Agatha Christie Films, 1945-65; Chapter 5: Christie Films Make an Impact; And Then There Were None (1945); Love from a Stranger (1947); Witness for the Prosecution (1957); The Spider's Web (1960); Notes; Chapter 6: Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple; Murder She Said (1961); Murder at the Gallop (1963); Murder Most Foul (1963); Murder Ahoy (1964); The Alphabet Murders (1965); Notes
Part IV: Prestige Films and Beyond, 1965-87Chapter 7: A New Era on Screen; Endless Night (1972); Murder on the Orient Express (1974); Ten Little Indians (1974); Notes; Chapter 8: Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot; Death on the Nile (1978); Agatha (1979); The Mirror Crack'd (1980); Evil Under the Sun (1982); Ustinov's Poirot Moves to Television; Appointment with Death (1988); Notes; Part V: Rethinking Agatha Christie Adaptations, 1979-95; Chapter 9: Christie Comes Back to Television; The Agatha Christie Hour (1982); Tommy and Tuppence on Television; Murder by the Book and The Last Seance (1986)
NotesChapter 10: New Approaches; Murder is Easy (1982), Sparkling Cyanide (1983) and Witness for the Prosecution (1982); Helen Hayes as Miss Marple; Ordeal by Innocence (1985); The Man in the Brown Suit (1989); Ten Little Indians (1989); Innocent Lies (1995); Notes; Part VI: Televising the Canon, 1984-2013; Chapter 11: Agatha Christie's Miss Marple; The Mystery of Crooked House; Spider's Web (1982); The Beginnings of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple (1984-92); Miss Marple Goes Back to the Beginning; Completing the Canon; Notes; Chapter 12: Agatha Christie's Poirot; The Return of Poirot
A Change of Pace for PoirotPoirot's Hiatus and Return; A Change of Style for Poirot; Poirot's Final Curtain; Notes; Part VII: International Adaptations; Chapter 13: European Adaptations; Germany; France; Other European Countries; Notes; Chapter 14: Adaptations in the Rest of the World; India; Russia; Japan; Notes; Part VIII: Remaking and Reworking, 1999-; Chapter 15: Christie with a Twist; Agatha Christie: Marple; McEwan Returns as Marple; Julia McKenzie as Marple; The End of Marple; Notes; Chapter 16: Looking to the Future; Partners in Crime; And Then There Were None; The Future; Notes
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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 Literature.
Motion pictures -- History.
Comparative literature.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century.
Technology in literature.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781137372925