06 February 2012

Distraction: Death on the Nile

After a week plus of business travel and schlepping my tired self hither and thither I like nothing more than to park my pert posterior on the sofa for a few hours of cinematic escape which is exactly what I did yesterday.  My film of choice?  Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile from 1978....while (surprise!) not a cinematic masterpiece, the film was shot on location and this Wandering Eye is a sucker for pyramids, a secret keeping Sphinx and whispering colossal figures of Ramses.  The cast includes Bette Davis, Peter Ustinov, Angela Lansbury, Mia Farrow and David Niven but it's a grumpy, androgynous Maggie Smith as Bowers who steals the show in my book.

2 comments:

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

You are so right! Love the film. Merci.

W.E. said...

So glad you agree Jeanne-Aelia and merci for wandering over!