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Murder on the Orient Express (2017) dir. by Kenneth Branagh

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Directed by:   Kenneth Branagh

Starring:   Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Olivia Colman, Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Leslie Odom Jr., Derek Jacobi

Release date:   November 10, 2017

This amazing shot by Tom Pfeiffer shows the violent eruption of the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan on the 27th of September 2013.

Sakurajima is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet, erupting more than a thousand times annually. The cone of the volcano rises 1,117 metres above Kagoshima Bay and first erupted 13,000 years ago.

In this image we can see jets of lava and ash streaming into the air. Also noticeable is lightning produced by electrostatic charges as a result of ash particles colliding; similar to the effect of rubbing a balloon on a jumper (at a much lager scale!).

-Jean