Death On The Nile (1978)

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How many Indians out of 10?

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  11. And then there were NONE

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  1. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    They don't make them like this anymore. Even though I've seen it several times I've cancelled my Sunday morning plans as it's on ITV shortly. What a cast!

    Olivier Award winner Dame Celia Imrie!
    Two time Academy Award winner Peter Ustinov!
    Two time Academy Award winner Bette Davis!
    Two time Academy Award winner Dame Maggie Smith!
    Academy Award winner Dame Angela Lansbury!
    Academy Award winner David Niven!
    Academy Award winner George Kennedy!
    Two time Academy Award nominee Jack Warden!
    Chart topping recording artiste and handbag muse Jane Birkin OBE!
    Golden Globe winner Mia Farrow!
    The strapping Simon MacCorkindale from Casualty and Jaws 3 (RIP)!
    Some other people who've been in other films but aren't household names or cult icons!

    It's equally as good as Evil Under The Sun, but that gets an extra point for Nicholas Clay in swimming trunks, which made me feel all tingly as a pre-teen.
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    The US poster is much nicer

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    There are a bunch of those where big name actors are part of the ensemble.

    I think I might have watched this at some point in time yet I have no memory of it. But now the collector in me wants them just for the sake of it.
     
  3. Sharla

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    The scenes of Maggie Smith and Bette Davis being cunts to each other are pure panto, and all the better for it.
     
  4. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Does Angela Lansbury have an Oscar?
     
  5. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    So much fun. Simon was so handsome.
     
  6. Sharla

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    Only an honourary one, bestowed upon her last year. She had 3 nominations in proper categories.
     
  7. VoR

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    She got an honourary one this year. She's been nominated competitively 3 times (Gaslight in 1945, The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1946, The Manchurian Candidate in1963 - all Best Supporting) but never won.
     
  8. Phoenix

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    Honorary Oscar which they gave her last year when they figured she won't be getting a real one.
     
  9. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Ah. Damn those honorary Oscars.
     
  10. Sharla

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    Apparently she campaigned hard for the Judi Dench role in Notes On A Scandal even though she'd have been far too old to play it. She was also meant to do Tea With Mussolini but Joan Plowright took her part. Not really Oscar worthy although Maggie Smith won a BAFTA for her part in in it.
     
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    What a ridiculous ending.
     
  12. straightorbroken

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    I'll give it an 8 as by golly it's long. Bette's scenes with Maggie are indeed hammed up and then some (and brilliantly so), but it's almost startling how much Bette looks like how she was made to look as someone who had aged hideously in her film Mr Skeffington (which is one of my favourite Davis pictures). The male lead was gorgeous, a bit like the Olly guy from TOWIE, and sorry to be one of those people, but I had the guilty party down from the start, but I don't think 'suspense' of not knowing is really the point of these films anyway.
     

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