Murder is Easy

June 30, 2013 - Comment

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mirasreviews says:

Still Struggling with Style, Season 4 Offers a More Conventional Marple. Series 4 of the controversial “Marple” series from Granada/ITV brings us a new Miss Marple, reconceived from the previous seasons, now played by Julia McKenzie. McKenzie’s Marple is not as frilly as the classic Joan Hickson or as bohemian as Geraldine McEwan’s portrayal. This is a more intellectual, no-nonsense Marple. She wears 3 suits, unadorned and straightforward. And I only saw her knit once. Miss Marple seems less a little old lady and more someone’s all-knowing aunt or governess, always…

Barbara B. says:

Horrid film techniques spoil the story I am not an Agatha Christie purist and have loved almost all previous incarnations of Miss Marple — from Margaret Rutherford through to Joan Hickson and Geraldine McEwan. I’m sure Julia McKenzie would be an equally acceptable Marple but I could not stand to watch this series because of the film techniques employed.Rather than tell a straight forward story, the scenes are choppily edited into fast-video-flash bits, with weird angles and ultra closeups. The sequence is disjointed and…

Elphaba McKay "Wicked Witch" says:

Stop re-writing Christie I am so very disappointed by this last season. Some episodes are only vague shadows of the original stories. Quite underwhelmed by the portrayal Miss Marple as well. Too aggressive, too detective-ish. I never took that away from any of her stories. Christie’s work is so good – why do people feel a need to change it so much in translation to screen? The worst is “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?” Miss Marple is not even IN the original. If you take this as just a mystery series, it is fair…

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