You all know that I turn the tv on for background and comfort; I rarely watch anything “new”. In the last few weeks, I’ve turned even more to my oldies but goodies. Not sure if it’s the weather or the holidays being over or even 2021 being a buzz-kill for the time being.
So I’ve been happy that a couple of movies that I really like have been available on demand through my cable company. The World of Henry Orient is one and two old Agatha Christie’s as well: Death on the Nile and Evil Under the Sun. Knowing that these won’t be around forever on demand, I’ve been watching them quite a bit, as if I can fill myself up with them before they’re gone. Yesterday, I not only watched all three of these while I was working in my studio, I followed them up by watching Murder on the Orient Express (the old one), which I actually own. I love Agatha Christie, although she breaks one of my “rules”; she almost always leaves out one or two necessary clues for the reader to figure out the mystery.
YA came into my studio while Death on the Nile was playing and she commented that I should know the whole movie by heart by now. She might be right – I can do most of the dialog right along with the actors. One of my favorite scenes contains this bit:
- Hercule Poirot: Do not allow evil into your heart, it will make a home there.
- Jacqueline de Bellfort: If love can’t live there, evil will do just as well.
So melodramatic – I love it. I’ve searched for a couple other Agatha Christie movies with the library – can’t wait for those either.
Tell me a movie you’ve watched more than once. Way more than once??