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by nebraska
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express #16: Mrs. Hubbard - Who Is She?
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Murder on the Orient Express #16: Mrs. Hubbard - Who Is She?

I am still pondering this question. Mrs Hubbard is an important character in the story, but the book and movie characters are quite different. The book Hubbard was over the top, almost a cartoon-like exaggeration, while the movie Hubbard was still visible she placed herself center stage in a quieter...
by nebraska
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #17 Arbuthnot
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Murder on the Orient Express Question #17 Arbuthnot

Colonel Arbuthnot versus Doctor Arbuthnot. What changed and what remained the same for you? What’s your take on updating of this character? (If you’ve already seen the movie, you are likely to have even more to say.) (Nov
by nebraska
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: DeppChat & Pic Parties
Topic: Johnny’s bad press..hang in there
Replies: 48
Views: 1107

Johnny’s bad press..hang in there

If we want to support Johnny, I suggest that we all stop reading stories about Amber. The more times we search for her, the more stories we read about her, the more times we respond to something she has said or something that has been written about her accusations, the more we support her, the more ...
by nebraska
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #15: Christie's Legacy
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Murder on the Orient Express Question #15: Christie's Legacy

I may not be the best person to comment on this because I don't know Christie's work in general, but I thought that the new Orient Express movie handled her story well. The period remained the same and the frame of the story remained true. The changes really aren't that big, but updating the 70s mov...
by nebraska
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: DeppChat & Pic Parties
Topic: Johnny’s bad press..hang in there
Replies: 48
Views: 1107

Johnny’s bad press..hang in there

I can't read the negative stuff, just can't do it. I am very troubled by how easy it has become to crucify a person just by calling them out. Some seem to believe that it is acceptable to savage a person's life -- because they did something wrong. That is never, ever, okay in my book. Don't want an...
by nebraska
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: DeppChat & Pic Parties
Topic: Johnny’s bad press..hang in there
Replies: 48
Views: 1107

Johnny’s bad press..hang in there

I am not sure the general public takes all this as seriously as we do.
by nebraska
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Updates
Replies: 154
Views: 10512

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Updates

One whole very long year!
by nebraska
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #14 The Many Faces of Hercule Poirot
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Murder on the Orient Express Question #14 The Many Faces of Hercule Poirot

The 1970s move version of Murder On the Orient Express is actually the only other Agatha Christie film I have seen and I have not watched the television versions of Poirot. For me, Branagh created a wonderful character, but I have little to compare him to.
by nebraska
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express #13: Poirot's Decision
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Murder on the Orient Express #13: Poirot's Decision

It works in fiction, and it satisfies are certain desire for justice in the reader. I am not sure about real life. There was a case in Omaha a few years ago where the lead crime scene investigator was convicted of planting evidence and went to prison. (Two innocent men spent a long time in jail beca...
by nebraska
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #14 The Many Faces of Hercule Poirot
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Murder on the Orient Express Question #14 The Many Faces of Hercule Poirot

While Murder on the Orient Express may have been your written introduction to the world famous investigator, it’s unlikely you haven’t met the man before, either in film or TV series. Do you have a favorite Poirot? Tell us why? And if you’ve seen the movie, what did you think of Kenneth Branagh’s pe...
by nebraska
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #10: Johnny as Ratchett
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Murder on the Orient Express Question #10: Johnny as Ratchett

The movie Ratchett character struck me as a small time crook, a phony dealer in the art world who was selling bad forgeries and not doing a very good job of it. His accent sounded much like some of Johnny's gangster characters, but I think it was intended to convey a region of the country rather tha...
by nebraska
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #11: The Solution of the Murder (spoilers)
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Murder on the Orient Express Question #11: The Solution of the Murder (spoilers)

For me, there were too many characters and too complicated a web of conspiracy for such a short book. I was glad my copy had a cast of characters in the front so I had some hope of keeping them all straight, and still all the various characters on the train plus their counterpart selves in Daisy's w...
by nebraska
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #10: Johnny as Ratchett
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Murder on the Orient Express Question #10: Johnny as Ratchett

I saw the movie today, so now I can say no, my first impression from the trailers didn't hold up. I didn't find anything about Ratchett to be charming, which means Johnny did a superb job in the role. He was meant to be evil and unsympathetic, and he was. Some of that may have been because his chara...
by nebraska
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #12 the Meaning of Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Murder on the Orient Express Question #12 the Meaning of Numbers

(I am posting this out of order -- Question #11 will follow in due time.) "I remembered a remark of Colonel Arbuthnot's about trial by jury. A jury is composed of twelve people – there were twelve passengers – Ratchett was stabbed twelve times." Murder On the Orient Express - page 259 For ...
by nebraska
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Murder on the Orient Express Question #10: Johnny as Ratchett
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Murder on the Orient Express Question #10: Johnny as Ratchett

My impression from the movie is that he is sly and charming. It will be interesting to see how I perceive his character after I go to the cinema.

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