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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2007, 04:59:30 PM »
nah the only murders i can stand are sir arthurs  :)

Arthur Conan Doyle mysteries are great because they involve more action than Christie's (usually). Sherlock is totally cool toating a revolver around and chasing Dr. M. over cliffs ;)
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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2007, 05:00:38 PM »
or chasing monkeys over rooftops, or playing fist i cuffs to some lout in a bar.  (one of the best scenes in all of Pbs by the way)


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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2007, 05:03:23 PM »
That's what made Orient Express so memorable. I just loved the conclusion.


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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2007, 05:15:15 PM »
oh yeah he totally nails the role.  from the bi polar, to the dry sarcasm, to the thrill of the hunt.  He is really good, and very very much like the books.  My family is addicted to stuff like that.  My parents have every poirot and every sherlock on both DVD and on VHS all store bought.  I think he has saved the world once or twice depending on how you mean it.  how did poirot save the world in the big four?

 How did he save the world? He stopped the big four. They were four people that were highly connected with several governments. They were going to use their influences to start a war that would affect every country on earth. Poirot stopped him. It was one of the few times Poirot actually found himself in physical danger. He was kidnapped and threatend with knives and guns. But his intellect prevailed.
I don't really have a list for my favorite literary detectives yet, but I know that among the top are:

C. Auguste Dupin (Can't beat the first of his kind...)
Hercule Poirot (cowards make great detectives sometimes)
Miss Marple (cuz she's got spunk even though she's like, 98 years old)
Sherlock Holmes (gotta love the guy, arrogant as he is)

Poirot wasn't a coward. He just wasn't the kind of guy to duke it out with another guy.
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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2007, 05:32:09 PM »
well sherlocks got the bruce-partington papers In which he manages to get back secret government documents outlying how to build a submarine.  He kept it out of enemy hands.  and this is the only time there were many more.  The radio program if you want to count those he had lots to do during WWII 

"A common setting for uncanonical pieces pits Holmes and Watson against the Nazis. Most notable were the films made during the Second World War starring Basil Rathbone, but more recently The Curse of the Nibelung: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Such pieces were in the spirit of Conan Doyle's patriotism, and indeed the canonic "His Last Bow" describes Holmes and his connections with British Intelligence on the eve of the First World War."

And of course there is always his brother mycroft

This is what sherlock says about him

"The conclusions of every department are passed to him, and he is the central exchange, the clearinghouse, which makes out the balance. All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience."

and then this

"The reader learns in this story that Mycroft's government job is a bit more important than Holmes earlier let on in The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter. Holmes even says that his brother sometimes is the British Government."

Clearly the sherlocks regardless of which should never be trifled with






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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2007, 08:52:08 PM »
    Haven't read a Poirot in awhile but I did like the way Christie had a final story for him after her death, "Curtain."

     I'm going to throw a softball question out here for whoever can answer it first.  Name the connection between a Sherlock Holmes novel and Star Trek VI.


   Edit:  trufire, not even close.   There's a real one degree of separation factoid about Holmes and ST6.  The director of Star Trek II and VI, Nick Meyer, wrote the Holmes novel "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" a very successful book which was later filmed with Nicol Williamson as Holmes and Robert Duvall as Watson.
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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2007, 06:32:30 AM »
Both had lines containing that "The game's afoot!" Now what do I win ;)
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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2007, 10:13:30 AM »
Poirot wasn't a coward. He just wasn't the kind of guy to duke it out with another guy.

Yeah I was just throwing unneccessary poo lol. And Basil Rathbone = best sherlock ever for film
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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2007, 10:17:12 AM »
I like basil a lot and all, but i know him more for his radio program.  Its all about brett.


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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2007, 12:05:02 PM »
 Basil Rathbone was an awesome villain in The Mark of Zorro with Tyrone Power. That movie contains my favorite sword fighting scene off all time.
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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2007, 01:47:43 PM »
Basil Rathbone was an awesome villain in The Mark of Zorro with Tyrone Power. That movie contains my favorite sword fighting scene off all time.

That's a great movie.  Linda Darnell is gorgeous.   ;)

Personally, my favourite Detective is Phillip Marlowe.  The guy just keeps on getting beaten up, but won't stop. 


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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2007, 01:57:10 PM »
Basil Rathbone was an awesome villain in The Mark of Zorro with Tyrone Power. That movie contains my favorite sword fighting scene off all time.

We are the ones that remastered that movie and colorized it as well.
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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2007, 01:59:28 PM »
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Re: HERCULE POIROT
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2007, 02:53:53 PM »
Basil Rathbone was an awesome villain in The Mark of Zorro with Tyrone Power. That movie contains my favorite sword fighting scene off all time.

That's a great movie.  Linda Darnell is gorgeous.   ;)

Personally, my favourite Detective is Phillip Marlowe.  The guy just keeps on getting beaten up, but won't stop. 

 Marlowe is pretty cool. My second favorite detective is Nick Charles from The Thin Man stories. I admire the guts of the story to trivialize the fact that the main character is an alcoholic. Humor about alcoholism just doesn't fly today. Anyway, the character of Nick Charles is cool. And of course the banter between him and his wife Nora is quite humorous.
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