Film Review | Agatha Christie’s Crooked House (2017)

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What’s notable about Crooked House amongst Christie’s oeuvre, however, is that the story has never been adapted for the screen – until now. This means that all the hallmarks and idiosyncrasies that define Christie’s work, the ones that we’ve become so familiar with, here feel slightly different. The stately home, the eccentric family, the mystery and intrigue – it all feels slightly subverted here, in fresh and unexpected ways. Indeed, the way the case unfolds is difficult to anticipate, keeping the audience in suspense to the last possible moment.

Here is a film review. A film review written by me, no less! Admittedly that’s probably exactly what you’ve come to expect on this here website of mine, but hey, sometimes it’s good to be specific.

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Screenwriter Tim Rose-Price on Agatha Christie’s Crooked House, murder mysteries, and more

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Agatha Christie knows about people, human emotions, weaknesses, greed, envy – and poison.  People like murder and they like working out whodunnit and she keeps you guessing to the last page.  The definition of the devil in The Wrong Box – I think I’m right about this – was someone who went round public libraries tearing out the last page of Agatha Christie books.

An interview with Tim Rose-Price (not pictured) about his recent Agatha Christie adaptation.

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