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(Daily Mail)   Hercule Poirot returns after a 37-year vacation   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 34
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2013-09-04 08:54:42 AM
I've always wanted to see a case where Poirot arrives at the country house where the murder happened and just tied a suspect to a chair and beat him with a wrench until he confessed.

/Or a Colombo.
 
2013-09-04 09:40:26 AM

Flint Ironstag: I've always wanted to see a case where Poirot arrives at the country house where the murder happened and just tied a suspect to a chair and beat him with a wrench until he confessed.

/Or a Colombo.


"Hastings, tell everyone to assemble in the drawing room after dinner. I will reveal the identity of the murderer...after I beat it out of the witness."
 
2013-09-04 09:57:36 AM
IIRC, in the very first Columbo movie, he's much more aggressive at getting information out of witnesses.  No pistol-whipping, but more threatening ("This is what I can charge you with as an accomplice, and you're gonna tell me what I know").  I only saw this one once, but it's the only one I can remember him being a serious cop and yelling at people.

He was much more laid back and goofy in the later films.
 
2013-09-04 10:02:12 AM
Although Poirot is killed off by a heart attack as he solves his last mystery by Christie, Hannah plans to resurrect him in a tale that she claims will be just as intriguing as its predecessors.

As a robot?

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2013-09-04 10:04:37 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: "Hastings, tell everyone to assemble in the drawing room after dinner. I will reveal the identity of the murderer...after I beat it out of the witness."


"What you can see here is ze leetle grey cells...which I have beaten out of ze suspect."
 
2013-09-04 10:05:34 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: "Hastings, tell everyone to assemble in the drawing room after dinner. I will reveal the identity of the murderer...after I beat it out of the witness."


Imagining David Suchet saying this sent giggles throughout my body.
 
2013-09-04 10:07:35 AM
And remember, he's not a Frenchie, he's s Belgie.
 
2013-09-04 10:12:01 AM
Sent the link to my mom. She'll be pleased. She and dad like the BBC/PBS Poirot mysteries with Suchet. I think she owns them all on DVD...thanks to Costco.
 
2013-09-04 10:19:34 AM

born_yesterday: IIRC, in the very first Columbo movie, he's much more aggressive at getting information out of witnesses.  No pistol-whipping, but more threatening ("This is what I can charge you with as an accomplice, and you're gonna tell me what I know").  I only saw this one once, but it's the only one I can remember him being a serious cop and yelling at people.

He was much more laid back and goofy in the later films.


He was outright cruel to the woman who provided the alibi. Iirc, "miss X, you were very brave today. You told your lie very well. But your rich boyfriend can't protect you. He will never see you again. But I'm going to quiz you day after day after day, and someday I'm going to break you, just to get to him. That's a promise." (Paraphrase)
 
2013-09-04 10:20:10 AM

Deadwing: And remember, he's not a Frenchie, he's s Belgie.


Say your goddamned pronouns!
 
2013-09-04 10:24:01 AM
Bring on Wikipedia Brown!
 
2013-09-04 10:35:02 AM
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2013-09-04 11:01:33 AM
Bon
 
2013-09-04 11:11:50 AM
Very cool.
Huge fan of the 'little grey cells'
 
2013-09-04 11:20:59 AM
This is terrible and sad but I had no idea Agatha Christie died before I was born.
 
2013-09-04 11:27:44 AM
I have a strange relationship with Agatha Christie's work.

I love Poirot, but cannot warm up to Miss Marple at all.

\referring to the books, not the BBC productions. Never saw the Miss Marple shows. So I won't judge them.

\What is it with the BBC? Just about every mystery I watched was great. Jeremy Brett made me forget Rathbone.
 
2013-09-04 11:31:48 AM

Deadwing: And remember, he's not a Frenchie, he's s Belgie.




Dutch that speak French!
 
2013-09-04 11:32:19 AM
"Little grey cells" has been my euphamism for the brain for years because of Poirot...so glad Suchet is back!
 
2013-09-04 11:41:51 AM
My dad will be pleased.  My mother will be suicidal.
 
2013-09-04 11:47:41 AM
Christie killed him off, now some hack is going to resurrect him for a cash grab? What sort of horseshiat is this? There's already 33 Poirot novels out there, we don't need any more written by some third-rate scribbler plagiarizing ideas from a corpse.

When has it ever been a good idea to let somebody else muck around with a dead person's creative work? All this crap is just to cash in on popular characters. If you really were that good of a writer, you wouldn't be stealing someone else's work. THIS IS HOW YOU GET FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.
 
2013-09-04 11:48:03 AM
I bet they go all trendy and dark and edgy.  Poirot starring in Wallander/The Fall/Broadchurch.  A child is found dismembered in a small coastal town.  Lots of shots of Poirot walking along the beach, looking glum, in the surf and rain.
 
2013-09-04 11:58:11 AM
Hopefully a prequel... Because after  Curtain, I just can't see a zombie Poirot solving murders...
 
2013-09-04 12:00:06 PM

The_Philosopher_King: Jeremy Brett made me forget Rathbone.


The role also killed him.  :(
 
2013-09-04 12:00:37 PM

Deadwing: And remember, he's not a Frenchie, he's s Belgie.


"It's easy to be smug too because there is almost no country in Europe that we haven't creamed at some point. Except Belgium, of course, which was invented by the British as somewhere to play our military away fixtures."

Belgium -" home of penguin dressing weirdos and the most boring sports in the world (shiat yourself rich, champion pipe smoking, etc) and people who hate living in their own country"

Jeremy Clarkson
 
2013-09-04 12:30:36 PM

phyrkrakr: Christie killed him off, now some hack is going to resurrect him for a cash grab? What sort of horseshiat is this? There's already 33 Poirot novels out there, we don't need any more written by some third-rate scribbler plagiarizing ideas from a corpse.

When has it ever been a good idea to let somebody else muck around with a dead person's creative work? All this crap is just to cash in on popular characters. If you really were that good of a writer, you wouldn't be stealing someone else's work. THIS IS HOW YOU GET FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.


Fifty Shades of Little Grey Cells.
 
2013-09-04 12:50:25 PM

phyrkrakr: Christie killed him off, now some hack is going to resurrect him for a cash grab? What sort of horseshiat is this? There's already 33 Poirot novels out there, we don't need any more written by some third-rate scribbler plagiarizing ideas from a corpse.

When has it ever been a good idea to let somebody else muck around with a dead person's creative work? All this crap is just to cash in on popular characters. If you really were that good of a writer, you wouldn't be stealing someone else's work. THIS IS HOW YOU GET FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.


To be fair, that tactic also produced the Aeneid.
 
2013-09-04 01:30:21 PM

The_Philosopher_King: I have a strange relationship with Agatha Christie's work.

I love Poirot, but cannot warm up to Miss Marple at all.

\referring to the books, not the BBC productions. Never saw the Miss Marple shows. So I won't judge them.

\What is it with the BBC? Just about every mystery I watched was great. Jeremy Brett made me forget Rathbone.


The Brett Sherlock Holmes series was made by ITV, not the BBC, as were the Poirot series with Suchet. But they were very well done.
 
2013-09-04 01:46:37 PM

phyrkrakr: When has it ever been a good idea to let somebody else muck around with a dead person's creative work?


Wheel of Time.  Fatass author died and what had become an almost totally incoherent work (to the point where I actually skipped a book without realizing it and the plot had advanced so little that everything still made sense) and over like 1 book got it on track to finally be finished.
 
2013-09-04 03:20:40 PM

Flint Ironstag: But they were very well done.


N'est-ce pas?
 
2013-09-04 04:46:39 PM
Might be VERY wrong on this one but
SPOILER


wasn't his last case one that forced him to figure out who poisoned him just before he died?
 
2013-09-04 04:54:28 PM
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2013-09-04 05:20:00 PM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: To be fair, that tactic also produced the Aeneid.


That tactic produced the entirety of Rome's contributions to the arts, from what I can tell. And going back 3+ millennia to find a counterexample does not a good argument make.

Super_pope: Wheel of Time. Fatass author died and what had become an almost totally incoherent work (to the point where I actually skipped a book without realizing it and the plot had advanced so little that everything still made sense) and over like 1 book got it on track to finally be finished.


I'll give you Robert Jordan, but that series wasn't concluded - unlike Poirot, where Christie had written an ending and then walked away. Counterexamples to this sort of thing are legendary - did anybody really like Eoin Colfer's Douglas Adams ripoff? What about Brian Herbert's raping of his father's corpse? Did anybody even know that A.C. Doyle's son had written more Sherlock Holmes stories in the 1950s? Every time something like this happens - the family brings in a friend to finish an uncompleted manuscript, or an estate licenses a character for a new book, or hell, lots of times when a bored or busy author "co-writes" the later installments of a series - you get the same results. Either the author mimics the style, but not the creativity, thus ruining the attempt, or the author brings their own voice to the same characters, which makes reusing those same characters unnecessary and distracting.

Ed McBain didn't buy Philip Marlowe off of Raymond Chandler, he created the 87th Precinct all on his own. James Patterson didn't license Hannibal Lecter/Clarice Starling/Will Graham from Thomas Harris, he came up with Alex Cross. Hell, Terry Brooks really should've been paying royalties to Tolkien, but he at least had the decency to call it Skull Mountain instead of Mordor, and Skull Bearers instead of Nazgul (besides the many, many other similarities).

It's one thing to have the same idea, written in a different way, as somebody else. It's something completely different to go out of your way to intentionally rip off a beloved series just as a cold-hearted cash grab.
 
2013-09-04 07:25:37 PM

JRaynor: Might be VERY wrong on this one but
SPOILER


wasn't his last case one that forced him to figure out who poisoned him just before he died?


Not quite.  The "murderer" was manipulating others to kill.  Poirot took poison and left evidence framing the mastermind.
 
2013-09-04 08:19:13 PM

Lord Jubjub: JRaynor: Might be VERY wrong on this one but
SPOILER


wasn't his last case one that forced him to figure out who poisoned him just before he died?

Not quite.  The "murderer" was manipulating others to kill.  Poirot took poison and left evidence framing the mastermind.


Ah, but the way out is that Poirot faked poisoning himself.

Kinda like how Sherlock faked jumping off Reichenbach.
 
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