Movie Top Ten William Shakespeare Movies

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  1. Karin Schill

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    Good question. Although a mini-series is technically not a movie I guess it can be eligible in this case.
    However make sure to clearly mark if it's a mini-TV-series or TV-movie after it. :)

    I think I've seen a Spanish movie. But clearly it wasn't memorable enough to make my top ten list of European movies. Sorry! :embarrassed:
     
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  2. Willie Oleson

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    OMG! I forgot [REC], probably the best zombie(-ish) movie ever made. But I'm sure it's in my Favourite Horror Movies list.
     
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  3. James from London

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    Ooh yeah - The Spirit of the Beehive, a bunch of Almadovars, probably others that I can't remember. The Exterminating Angel, Y Tu Mamá También and Amores Perros too, but they're Spanish language films rather than strictly Spanish so I don't know if they count.
     
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    If I'm honest, I get my Italian and Spanish cinema a bit mixed up.
     
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    1. Death On The Nile
    2. The Mirror Crack'd
    3. Murder On The Oriënt Express
    4. Evil Under The Sun
     
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  6. Angela Channing

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    I've watched many Spanish films, the last one I saw was the 2011 film La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In). It was a good film (at least the first two thirds was) but not good enough to make my top 10. However, I did vote for a Spanish film:

     
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  7. Angela Channing

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    I love the Margaret Rutherford Miss Marple films so they take the top spots:

    1. Murder She Said (1961)
    2. Murder Most Foul (1964)
    3. Murder At The Gallop (1963)
    4. Murder Ahoy (1964)
    5. Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
    6. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
    7. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
    8. Death On The Nile (1978)
    9. The Alphabet Murders (1965)
    10. And Then There Were None (1974)
     
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  8. Emelee

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    I love Agatha Christie novels, especially those with Hercule Poirot. I haven't seen many adaptations, which is why I suggested this theme. I wanna know what to put in my to-watch list - where to start.

    1. And Then There Were None (1945)
    2. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
    3. And Then There Were None (2015 mini-series)
    4. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
     
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  9. Mel O'Drama

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    Top AC films or dramas

    1. Murder on the orient express - Ingrid got an Oscar 1974
    2. Death on the Nile 1978
    3. Evil under the sun 1982
    4. And there were none - BBC adapatation 2015 over 3 parts
    5. ordeal by Innocence = as above - 2018

    As far as Agatha Christie TV adaptations go Joan Hickson in the TV drama WAS Miss Marple for me as was David Suchet for Poirot But i havent included them.
     
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    1. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
    2. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
    3. Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
    4. Death On The Nile (1978)
    5. Evil Under The Sun (1982)
    6. 13 at Dinner (1985) (TVM)
    7. Appointment with Death (1988)
    8. Murder with Mirrors (1985) (TVM)
    9. Murder Is Easy (1982) (TVM)
    10. David Suchet´s Poirot series (if eligible)
     
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  12. Karin Schill

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    This is slightly embarrassing but the only Agatha Christie movie that I can recall watching is:

    1. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

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  13. Karin Schill

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    Okay so last chance to take part in this round. :)
     
  14. Karin Schill

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    Do you mean the new movie from 2017 or the classic from 1974?
     
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    The original from 1974.

    (but I also want to see the remake!)
     
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  16. Angela Channing

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    I didn't like the 2017 remake at all. I thought it was slow, old fashioned and clichéd. Even the CGI looked unconvincing to me.
     
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  17. Karin Schill

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    Okay so apparently your favorite Agatha Christie Movie is:

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    Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
    Detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American business tycoon on board the Orient Express in this British mystery movie directed by Sidney Lumet. It stars an all star cast.

    You gave it a total of: 41 points.

    Here's a trailer for the winning movie:


    Then here's the rest of the list:

    The Mirror Crack'd (1980) 32 p.
    Death On The Nile (1978) 29 p.
    Evil Under The Sun (1982) 21 p.
    Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 15 p.
    And Then There Were None (2015 mini-series) 15 p.

    At Ten Points:
    And Then There Were None (1945)
    Murder She Said (1961)
    Witness for the Prosecution (TV-series) 2016

    At Nine Points:
    Murder Most Foul (1964)

    At Eight Points:
    Murder At The Gallop (1963)

    At Seven Points:
    Murder Ahoy (1964)
    Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

    At Six Points:
    Ordeal by Innocence (2018)

    At Five Points:
    13 at Dinner (1985) (TVM)

    At Four Points:
    Appointment with Death (1988)

    At Three Points:
    Murder with Mirrors (1985) (TV Movie)

    At Two Points:
    The Alphabet Murders (1965)
    Murder Is Easy (1982) (TV Movie)

    At One Point:
    And Then There Were None (1974)
    Agatha Christie’s Poirot TV-series (1989-2013)

    Thank you to everyone who's taken part in this round. :)
     
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  18. Karin Schill

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    Okay up next movies adapted on the works of this man:

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    William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England and was baptized on 26 April 1564. He died in the same town as he was born on 23rd April, 1616 at the age of 52.

    Shakespeare got married at the age of 18 and had three children. He worked at a theater company called The King’s Men in London, England. The theater company built their own theater along the river Thames which was called The Globe Theater. It still exists today.

    During his career he wrote 39 plays, most of them comedies or histories but also some tragedies. Many of his plays have been adapted into movies. But which one of the movies based on his plays is your favorite?

    Totals: In June
     
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  19. Angela Channing

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    I'm only including films that use the original dialogue and not included films only loosely based on Shakespeare's work such as the brilliant West Side Story.

    1. Romeo and Juliet (1968) - Not just my favourite Shakespeare film but one of the best stage to screen adaptations ever.
    2. Macbeth (1971) - An epic production that remains completely faithful to the original play.
    3. Macbeth (2015) - I didn't think I could imagine Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in a million years but they absolutely nail the roles.
    4. Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) - More stars than the Milky Way and one of the few adaptions of a Shakespeare comedy that is truly funny in places.
    5. Merchant of Venice (2004) - The anti-Semitism in this film is sometimes uncomfortable to watch but that's how it should be and Al Pacino totally owns the role of Shylock.
    6. Hamlet (1996) - Remarkably accessible version of the play, especially considering the film is over 4 hours long. Stellar performance from Kenneth Branagh too.
    7. Much Ado About Nothing (2012) - An inventive modern day adaptation of the play that sticks with the original dialogue.
    8. Romeo + Juliet (1996) - Stylish adaptation, set in modern time but retaining the original dialogue. Creative and entertaining.
    9. Prospero's Books (1991) - Peter Greenaway being Peter Greenaway with Shakespeare.
    10. The Tempest (1979) - Derek Jarman being Derek Jarman with Shakespeare.
     
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    I've only seen these ...

    Liked them.
     
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