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11 days of amnesia In 1926 acclaimed English mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared after her car was found in the countryside. She later reappeared at the Harrogate Spa claiming “amnesia” and unable to explain what had taken place. The screenplay by Kathleen Tynan and Arthur Hopcraft constructs a solution to Christie’s real life mystery by suggesting that she followed her husband’s mistress to Harrogate Spa. What is intriguing about this idea is the way the treatment has Christie use the skills she…
A must-see for Christie fans People are all over the place in rating this film (for a myriad of reasons) so I’ll try to pin that down first. While the film was beautifully produced, bulging with a fine cast, it did not do all that well when it was released. Someone mentioned this reality already and they are correct in their facts on that point. I first saw “Agatha” either on HBO or Cinemax in the early days of those cable premium channels. In the end, it IS a really good film with an interesting story to relate…
Agatha’s portrayal of someone who tastes loss The title of this English movie refers to one of the world’s most famous writer, Agatha Christie, who, in 1926, left her home without warning and created a public speculation about her fate. The director, Michael Apted, gives us a great amount of solemnity, using it to balance with the most trivial of human behaviors. Dustin Hoffman is rather theatrical in his portrayal of a famous journalist that falls in love with the fragile and dependent writer and Vanessa Redgrave captures perfectly the…
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