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3.0 out of 5 stars Well I never !, 22 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Agatha Christie : Marple - Murder At The Vicarage [DVD] (DVD)
Robert Powell , Tim McInnery , Derek Jacobi , Janet McTeer and Rachel Tier all do a very good job in a well filmed attempt to update the Miss Marple franchise . Geraldine McKewan is very brave to try and follow on after Joan Hickson and both of them have the merit of looking and sounding like the Miss Marple of the novels . It is a stunning TV Movie but the excecutions at the end are a bit distressing . But it does point out that thoughts of adultery & murder can give birth to death if not rooted out by a desire to stand before Our Lord in good conscience . In a way it is pleasing that Agatha Christie's works are being adapted for a modern early 21st Century audience but the harrowing conclusion of this episode could have been made less graphic by just having Miss Marple reading of the hanging's in the paper and then the end credits rolling as she prays some devotions . You can make a point without resorting to a Channel 4 / Sky style fetish for shocking people . Other than that the TV movie is broadly faithful to the novel and the cast does a great job . I wonder what David Horrovitch made of the re-interpretation of Inspector Slack ? The comic bombast was still there !
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