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.