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    Stylish Films: And Then There Were None (1945)

    I am continuing my mission to try to watch all the available adaptations of Agatha Christie’s work with a look at the 1945 adaptation of what many think of as her greatest novel, Rene Clair’s ‘And Then There Were None.’ This is currently available to watch on Amazon Prime, and I have to say that I rather loved this, as, as well as having a stellar cast, it actually added a wily humour to the tale that worked well with the story. The story is well known, and retains most of its elements. Ten people, strangers to each other, are invited to a mysterious house on a Soldier island that…

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    Stylish Films: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    The first Knives Out film was a joy, a slightly old fashioned murder mystery with a country house setting, a slightly eccentric detective leading the investigation, and a star studded cast of suspects. An Agatha Christie tale for the 21st Century. I loved it, but I actually think the second in the series (and fingers crossed that it will be a long running series) is even better. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, has kept the slightly eccentric detective and the star studded cast of victims and suspects, but has moved the action to a stunning, sun soaked but remote Greek Island, giving all those Agatha Christie ‘Evil under the…

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    Stylish Films: Mrs Harris Goes To Paris

    The most beautiful, stylish film you will see this month is Mrs Harris Goes To Paris. The latest film version of the Paul Gallico 1958 novel, the story is of a London widow Ada Harris, who works as a cleaning lady. After spotting an exquisite Dior dress in the wardrobe of one her ungrateful employees, Lady Dent ( a dress that costs £500), she obsesses over owning her own bit of haute couture. A series of events collide, giving her the money to actually buy her own dress, but once in Paris, she finds it isn’t as simple as ‘walking into Woolworths’, as a combination of snobbery and elitism work…