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Evil Under the Sun (1980) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Jane Birkin

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Yet another triumphant Agatha Christie movie. This movie was made in 1980, but set in the 1940s when the timeless novel on which it is based was written. Many actors/actresses return from "Death on the Nile", and it is yet again an all star cast. It also features Diana Rigg, whose name I forgot to mention earlier. A famous American movie star, Arlena Stuart/Marshall goes on holiday to "Daphne's Island". People follow her there and not long after she is dead! Yet another mysterious case for Poirot who happens to also be staying there! The film has since been re-made with David Suchet playing ther Belgian supersleuth.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   60's-90's Unusual characteristics    -   Super genius

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation    -   Pacific Island Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Is this movie based on a    -   book

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