murder in the orient express

inspostudying replied to your post “Send me a book recommendation and I’ll tell you something I love about…”

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie!

A number of people have suggested I read Christie! Usually the recommendation is And Then There Were None, though. What do you like about Murder on the Orient Express over other mystery books, if you don’t mind elaborating?

Your icon is cute, the font that your blog title and links is in on web is very aesthetically pleasing, and I am also a fan of that soft orange color your hyperlinked text are in!

Send me a book recommendation and I’ll tell you something I like about your blog!

silasdanny  asked:

Hey this is for the blogrates thingy. Book rec: Murder on the Orient Express and Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.

i’ve only read and then there were none and i’d been meaning to read her other works so thanks for reminding!!

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'Carol' Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy to Write Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta Film (Exclusive)

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Phyllis Nagy has signed on to adapt Patricia Cornwell’s untitled Kay Scarpetta film for Fox 2000.

Nagy, who was nominated for an Academy Award earlier this year for penning Carol’s adapted screenplay, gives new life to the property that once had Angelina Jolie circling as the forensics master.

Scarpetta first appeared in Cornwell’s 1990 novel Postmortem. In total, the character has appeared in two dozen best-selling books, most recently this year’s Chaos. Fox 2000 has the rights to the entire series.

The studio has been hoping to get the franchise with the strong female protagonist off the ground for some time and has been looking for the right writer to tackle the project. Mark Gordon (Fox’s upcoming Murder on the Orient Express) is producing. Nagy is seen as a prestige writer adept at creating memorable female leads, as was the case with Carol’s two stars, played by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Carol also was an adaptation, based on Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt.

Nagy, who also penned HBO’s Mrs. Harris, is repped by UTA and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.

'Carol' Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy to Write Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta Film (Exclusive)

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Phyllis Nagy has signed on to adapt Patricia Cornwell’s untitled Kay Scarpetta film for Fox 2000.

Nagy, who was nominated for an Academy Award earlier this year for penning Carol’s adapted screenplay, gives new life to the property that once had Angelina Jolie circling as the forensics master.

Scarpetta, who was inspired by former Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Marcella Farinelli Fierro, first appeared in Cornwell’s 1990 novel Postmortem. In total, the character has appeared in two dozen best-selling books, most recently this year’s Chaos. Fox 2000 has the rights to the entire series.

The studio has been hoping to get the franchise with the strong female protagonist off the ground for some time and has been looking for the right writer to tackle. Mark Gordon (Fox’s upcoming Murder on the Orient Express) is producing. Nagy is seen as a prestige writer adept at creating memorable female leads as was the case with Carol’s two stars, played by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Carol also was an adaptation, based on Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt.

Nagy, who also penned HBO’s Mrs. Harris, is repped by UTA and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.

elf-wilds  asked:

G, J, O, R, X for bookish asks?

thank uu!! <3

G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance

the foxhole court by nora sakavic!! i was really skeptical at first bc i had laid off YA for a while and i wasn’t really convinced about starting a book series (series are overwhelming omg) but i fell in love w the books so!!

J. Just Finished
the dream thieves !!

O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
murder on the orient express and the harry potter series (including the tales of beetle the bard)

R. Reading Regret
monster high when i was like in 5th-6th grade. why was that a thing??  why did i think they are good?? (#yikes)

X. Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book)
what happened to lani garver by carol plum-ucci !! 

a-z bookish survey!

oh boy i was tagged to this super cool thing by @kikkelitkattoon !! thank u son!

Originally posted by tana-the-dreamchaser

Rules: tell your followers 11 random facts about yourself and tag 11 people.

1. i don’t like sodas or milk– H2Omygosh
2. my favorite band is Of Monsters And Men
3. if i ever had to change my name id probably change it to one that means a flower 
4. idk my favorite color is navy blue or orange
5. the last book i read was The Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha     Christie( it was super good pls read)
6. my hp patronus is a dolphin or a buffalo and im a hufflepuff!!
7. nailpolish makes my fingers cold??
8. i dont know how to use makeup pls teach me
9. i can speak finnish, swedish, english and french
10. i want to move to Denmark at some point in my life
11. im listening to daft punk right now

i won’t tag 11 people and u totally don’t have to do dis if u dont want to!

  @oikeesti, @acchannn, @pippurikasvi, @paitsio,

sasukkee  asked:

Clari! ❤️ I've noticed that you reblogged Agatha Christie's Poirot gifset (since I'm always stalking you ^.^). Have you seen it? Did you like it? It used to be one of my favorite shows at some point, hehe.

Lmao! I’ve missed you, Karo! <3 And yes!! I started watching it last week ^__^. So far i like it, it’s really fun. I loved the way they adapted Murder on the Orient Express, it’s my absolute favorite and i just have a lot of feelings ok :’)  *_*. What’s your favorite episode? :D

Reading Lemony Snicket’s All The Wrong Questions right now … love the mention of Agatha Christie’s books and Poirot and Murder on The Oriented Express <3  (Finally a mention of writer I understand XD)

Btw, I love Pip and Squeak.  And Lemony and Mossie’s friendship is lovely.  And Cleo is my idol. And i’m quite annoyed with Theodora. Lol.

Headcanon Dump - #1
  • Reilly is a very big fan of tweed. The jacket, the trousers, you name it, Reilly loves it. To be honest, you wouldn’t have thought that any one under the age of fifty would think that tweed was a good look, but for some reason Reilly thinks it is and he will not be dissuaded on that.
  • Reilly tells people that his favourite book is 1984. This is out of some strange loyalty to his college self who would kill him for even thinking something different, in all honesty he now finds Orwell a little worn. His real top secret favourite book is Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie.
  • Reilly sometimes smokes. Usually it is only when he has been drinking or when he is really stressed. Somehow he has managed to hide it from his family.
  • Reilly has to wear reading glasses. This is much to his discomfort and displeasure as it is only a very recent development in his life. But he is starting to get used to it.
  • When they were growing up, Reilly was closer to his mother than his father. Though he always felt like they didn’t have much time for him and though he always believed that he was invisible in their eyes, his mother still checked up on him whenever she was concerned that he wasn’t coping as well as he should be with schoolwork or something else. He has never really admitted it but he wished he opened up more to her before she committed suicide.
  • Reilly may have been younger, less sportingly brilliant and less popular than Liam. But he never resented his older brother. If anything, he was sort of his role model. He was kind, funny, popular, handsome, clever, brilliant. You name it, Reilly thought that Liam was the real deal. His faith in his brother was not misplaced either, Liam was always kind to his younger brother. Though Liam could have been mean and shunned him at school or whenever he had friends around – as many older siblings are – Liam was always more than happy to put up with Reilly’s questions or even presence, even when he didn’t always want him around. Reilly has never really admitted how devastated he was by his brother’s death.
  • Reilly looked after Alvin and Regan for a long time. At first there were a lot of takeaways and frozen meals that were reheated in an attempt to stop his siblings from going hungry. But as time went on, Reilly began to get better at cooking, cleaning and generally being a domestic god. As a result he is actually a very talented cook, he can clean his small apartment from top to bottom in just over an hour and if you need to get stains out of clothes then Reilly definitely has a way to do it. 
  • Reilly has a very thin tolerance for his students drinking or doing drugs. This is partially because of his own problems, not to mention his father’s problems. As a result, if he gets a whiff of drug use, alcohol abuse or anything along that vein of thought within his classroom then he will act. He is very kind and compassionate about it, he genuinely just wants the best from his students.
'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. reveals the advice that changed his life

Leslie Odom Jr. got his ticket to stardom when he landed a leading role in the smash hit musical “Hamilton.”

His smoldering performance as Aaron Burr, the “damn fool” who shot Hamilton, won him Tony and Grammy awards. Now, the 35-year-old actor is among the star-studded cast of “Murder on the Orient Express,” filming in London. Oh, and he recently released an eponymous jazz album and a holiday album “Simply Christmas.”

Odom says he learned two crucial lessons on his way to the top.

“The two most important things I’ve learned since getting out of college are directly related to [my success in] ‘Hamilton,’” Odom said.

First, “Don’t make a secret of what you want,” he said.

To get the part in “Hamilton,” Odom quit a lucrative TV series, demonstrating his commitment to the musical, even though writer Lin Manuel Miranda had yet to finish it. “Everything about it felt once in a lifetime,” he said. “It’s an environment you dream about as an artist. You don’t make that a secret.”

Second, he said, “Be prepared.”

That meant working “really hard inside and outside the room to make sure I was always meeting and exceeding expectations” and getting “bad habits” out of the way. “Once you identify that thing you want, the question becomes, is this behavior going to help you get to that place or not? Is being timid going to help? Is being unprepared going to help me walk toward the thing I want?”


For Odom, one critical bad habit had to go. “Lateness is something I’ve struggled with,” he said. “Because I think I can do more than I can in a certain amount of time. If I have an hour, I think I can go to lunch, make that call and go to Starbucks.”

Being late sends the wrong message, he said. “If there’s a project [or job] you love, show up on time with your passion, good energy and skill set, and make that available to people in the room.”

Of course, working with Miranda was totally inspirational. “He does so much with his hours and his talents, that anyone around him for 10 minutes, thinks, 'Man, I can do more.’”

But the best advice he ever got was from his acting coach, when he was close to giving up on his career. “He asked me 'What did you do today? Did you send an email? Call anyone? Did you do anything today beside wait for the phone to ring?’ and I realized that’s all I was doing and it changed my life,” he said.

He acknowledged that it’s easy to fall into a pattern of waiting for an agent, manager, casting director or boss to hand you opportunities. But that will not get you to the next level.

Being clear about your goals is the best way to achieve them. “There are so many things we want that we can actually have, so the more specific your goal is, the better,” he said. “It’s really good to name it and write it down.”

Odom is looking for new challenges. “What I’m most interested in is the next scary, exciting thing,” he said.

That’s why he jumped when offered a part in the remake of “Murder on the Orient Express,” featuring Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Depp and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

“Film is definitely a priority for me,” Odom said. “Those kinds of doors were not open to me pre-'Hamilton,’ so the success of the show has meant that wonderful and fruitful opportunities are coming my way.”

Another priority is taking a break … someday. He says it’s tough right now to find enough time to spend with his wife, actress Nicolette Robinson. “Balance is definitely missing from my life,” Odom said. “'Hamilton’ was such a phenomenon; I would be foolish to ignore the opportunities it’s opened up.”

Yet, he’s aware that overdoing it can lead to burnout. “I want my work to crackle, to be inspired,” he said. “So, after the movie, I’ll take a couple months off. That’s what’s next.”

'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. reveals the advice that changed his life

Leslie Odom Jr. got his ticket to stardom when he landed a leading role in the smash hit musical “Hamilton.”

His smoldering performance as Aaron Burr, the “damn fool” who shot Hamilton, won him Tony and Grammy awards. Now, the 35-year-old actor is among the star-studded cast of “Murder on the Orient Express,” filming in London. Oh, and he recently released an eponymous jazz album and a holiday album “Simply Christmas.”

Odom says he learned two crucial lessons on his way to the top.

“The two most important things I’ve learned since getting out of college are directly related to [my success in] ‘Hamilton,’” Odom said.

First, “Don’t make a secret of what you want,” he said.

To get the part in “Hamilton,” Odom quit a lucrative TV series, demonstrating his commitment to the musical, even though writer Lin Manuel Miranda had yet to finish it. “Everything about it felt once in a lifetime,” he said. “It’s an environment you dream about as an artist. You don’t make that a secret.”

Second, he said, “Be prepared.”

That meant working “really hard inside and outside the room to make sure I was always meeting and exceeding expectations” and getting “bad habits” out of the way. “Once you identify that thing you want, the question becomes, is this behavior going to help you get to that place or not? Is being timid going to help? Is being unprepared going to help me walk toward the thing I want?”


For Odom, one critical bad habit had to go. “Lateness is something I’ve struggled with,” he said. “Because I think I can do more than I can in a certain amount of time. If I have an hour, I think I can go to lunch, make that call and go to Starbucks.”

Being late sends the wrong message, he said. “If there’s a project [or job] you love, show up on time with your passion, good energy and skill set, and make that available to people in the room.”

Of course, working with Miranda was totally inspirational. “He does so much with his hours and his talents, that anyone around him for 10 minutes, thinks, 'Man, I can do more.’”

But the best advice he ever got was from his acting coach, when he was close to giving up on his career. “He asked me 'What did you do today? Did you send an email? Call anyone? Did you do anything today beside wait for the phone to ring?’ and I realized that’s all I was doing and it changed my life,” he said.

He acknowledged that it’s easy to fall into a pattern of waiting for an agent, manager, casting director or boss to hand you opportunities. But that will not get you to the next level.

Being clear about your goals is the best way to achieve them. “There are so many things we want that we can actually have, so the more specific your goal is, the better,” he said. “It’s really good to name it and write it down.”

Odom is looking for new challenges. “What I’m most interested in is the next scary, exciting thing,” he said.

That’s why he jumped when offered a part in the remake of “Murder on the Orient Express,” featuring Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Depp and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

“Film is definitely a priority for me,” Odom said. “Those kinds of doors were not open to me pre-'Hamilton,’ so the success of the show has meant that wonderful and fruitful opportunities are coming my way.”

Another priority is taking a break … someday. He says it’s tough right now to find enough time to spend with his wife, actress Nicolette Robinson. “Balance is definitely missing from my life,” Odom said. “'Hamilton’ was such a phenomenon; I would be foolish to ignore the opportunities it’s opened up.”

Yet, he’s aware that overdoing it can lead to burnout. “I want my work to crackle, to be inspired,” he said. “So, after the movie, I’ll take a couple months off. That’s what’s next.”

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Murder on the Orient Express All-Star Remake Casts Penelope Cruz
Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express remake casts Penelope Cruz.

Penelope Cruz will take a seat on Fox’s upcoming all-star revival of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express.

There is no word yet on what role the Academy Award-winning Vanilla Sky actress will be playing.

Cruz is currently shooting Escobar, a movie about the love affair between the drug lord Pablo Escobar and Colombian journalist Virginia Vallejo, with her husband Javier Bardem.

Makeup artist Stuart Freeborn is standing behind Peter Sellers as Stanley Kubrick directs a scene from Dr Strangelove (1964).  Stuart was born in London and died there at the age of 98.  His other best films as makeup artist are Thief of Bagdad (1941), Oliver Twist (1948 for David Lean), 2001:  A Space Odyssey, Murder on the Orient Express and the first Star Wars.

RECOMMENDED TRAIN FIGHTS

1. Literally all of Baccano. The entirety of Baccano is exposition sandwiched around 12 episodes of TRAIN FIGHTS.

2. Uncharted 2 train sequence??? Killer

3. Train suplex in FFVI

4. From Russia With Love (train sequence classic)

5. That one Archer episode where they’re on a train full of mounties and making fun of train fights (I swear somebody was like “let’s make an Archer episode that caters EXACTLY to currie by filling it with trains and Canadians)

6. Original Mission Impossible from 1996. Uncharted was probably shouting out to this one since it’s also Train v. Helicopter.

7. I seem to remember there being one in Firefly??

8. Also I think there’s a train robbery in Shanghai Noon, also acceptable

9. Legend of Korra had a train fight but it was too short 4/10

Honourable mention for Murder on the Orient Express in which there is very little fighting but it IS on a train.