Thirteen at Dinner Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Cecil, Faye Dunnaway, Diane Keene

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All good things must come to an end. I beleive "Thirteen at Dinner" marks just that for Peter Ustinov's role as Poirot. His hair is now white and his moustache wonky. Based on Agatha Christie's "Lord Edgeware Dies", many of the characters have been changed into American movie stars which is completely wrong. David Suchet made his appearance as Japp, the stupid Inspector - It was probably this movie that made the LWT company decide to shortlist Suchet for Poirot in the ever-popular TV series. This story has since been made into a far better film starring David Suchet as Poirot. This tells the story of an old man named Lord Edgeware ho gets murdered. Focus is on his wife, but she has the perfect alibi. Then the butler disappears and there is another murder, then another... Poirot and Hasteings investigate. That is the plot - Read the book, it's great! The movie however would score 4 out of 10. The only reason it is still popular is the all star cast.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant

Main Character

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


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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