Actors: Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Jane Birkin
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Evil Under the Sun (1980)|
|Yet another triumphant Agatha Christie movie. This movie was made in 1980, but set in the 1940s when the timeless novel on which it is based was written. Many actors/actresses return from "Death on the Nile", and it is yet again an all star cast. It also features Diana Rigg, whose name I forgot to mention earlier. A famous American movie star, Arlena Stuart/Marshall goes on holiday to "Daphne's Island". People follow her there and not long after she is dead! Yet another mysterious case for Poirot who happens to also be staying there! The film has since been re-made with David Suchet playing ther Belgian supersleuth.
--Bert , Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Evil Under the Sun (1980)|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/Era of Movie:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of mystery?
- skilled citizen investigator
- private investigator
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- short/standard wavy (man)
- fat (man)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- accused criminal
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- Smarter than most other characters
- on vacation
- Pacific Island
Accounts of torture and death?
- non-gory references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Is this movie based on a
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