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Ye Olde Picture Show Reveiwz: Murder on The Orient Express

*This is a new segment as you may have noticed but I’m going to go about it the same as a regular review.*

Tonights review, “Murder on The Orient Express” directed by Sydney Lumet. Written by Paul Dehn. Starring Albert Finney, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and Richard Widmark.

The Conclusion

In the year 1930. The place, America. A young girl named Daisy Armstrong is kidnapped from the house of her wealthy parents. After paying the expensive ransom, the girl is found dead and one of her captors is caught, tried, and convicted. He never reveals the name of his co-conspirator, responsible for the young girl death. Five years after, a well known Belgian detective named Hercule Poirot boards a train (The Oriental Express) in Istanbul headed toward England. His friend (owner of the railroad) finds him a seat on the full train. The first night, Poirot witnesses several seemingly unrelated happenings. The next morning, when a man is found drugged and stabbed to death in his compartment, Poirot starts trying to piece together the unusual mystery. The train is suddenly stopped by a large snow drift blocking the railroad, Poirot begins to interview each passenger in the compartment. Different passengers present different clues to the crime, but they only thicken the mystery….

Oh lord. This plot is the most twisty I have ever seen. I enjoyed this film throughly and I think most people will. If you haven’t seen this, see it. One of the best movies I have ever seen. I loved the long shots and takes in. There are 10 minutes scenes where the camera just keeps going. I’m afraid there isn’t much to say about it though. The ensemble cast was brilliant and all acted great. This is almost what I would call a perfect movie. I’d encourage anyone and everyone to see it. That’s about it for now folks.

See you later.

-james

Movie Reviewz: Dial M for Murder

Tonights review is Dial M for Murder, the 1954 American thriller film Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by Fredrick Knott.

Dial M for Murder stars Ray Milland as ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice, who, when learning of his wifes (Grace Kelly) infidelity, he hatches a plan to murder her, but when the scheme goes south, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

1954 was a good year for Grace Kelly. She won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Country Girl and played in Hitchcocks Rear Window along Jimmy Stewart and Dial M for Murder.  I loved Rear Window, but this movie not so much. It takes place and is shot in only one room (I.E. stage) and wasn’t as dramatic or tense at all. The acting was good, but not memorable. It didn’t live up to the Hitchcock legacy, but is still a good movie. The plot is very twisty and very well played out and the end you could almost see coming. In short, It was a mediocre film, done by a more then talented man. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.

B-

Dial M for Murder is Rated PG

Sources

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IMDB