Murder on the Orient Express, part 1

This evening I started watching Murder on the Orient Express on Amazon Prime. I am a big fan of director Sidney Lumet, so this was an extra special treat.

The old saying is really true: They don’t make movies like they used to. This is a classic Hollywood film in the grand style, combining a vast and sweeping canvas with an unerring attention to the finest detail.

Albert Finney’s performance is, all by itself, a priceless cinematic treasure. And the other performances aren’t too shabby either. Just seeing Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman and Vanessa Redgrave playing a scene together is worth the price of admission.

Alas, the film is more than two hours long, and today has been a long day. So tomorrow I shall watch the rest: Murder on the Orient Express, part 2.

Psst: Don’t tell me how it ends. 😉

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