Posted by patrick_o
on June 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM
But this isn’t necessarily a traditional interview. This is
more of a discussion between two enthusiasts about Agatha Christie. We do refer
to Mr. Curran’s books quite often, but this is an opportunity to get to know
the man behind the book—what are his opinions on Christie, her work, her
skills? It was quite an enlightening discussion and to put it simply, I had a
As I write this the final part of the interview is currently
uploading to YouTube, but because there are 13 clips I will share them with you
all over two days to make things easier. (And I know what you’re thinking—doesn’t
thirteen mean bad luck? Well, we should be fine as long as ominous music doesn’t
play in the background and if Poirot isn’t praying in the next room.) So I
present you with the first seven clips below. Feel free to watch them without
any fear: whenever a major spoiler is coming up, I personally interrupt everything
to warn viewers about it.
Below, Mr. Curran and I talk about all sorts of things
Christie, including: the recent stage version of And Then There Were None with the original ending restored; the
horrible job filmmakers have done with Christie’s plots; the merits of Nemesis and the completely different approaches
the two adaptations took; the masterwork that is Five Little Pigs; whether Geraldine McEwan did a decent job as Miss
Marple; and whether Endless Night is
really the finest book of Christie’s late career. And there’s plenty more where
that came from!
I hope you all enjoy this interview/discussion, and I look
forward to sharing Part Two with you tomorrow!