MEANINGLESS/FULL OVERLAPS GALORE!!!
Today’s subject: Kenneth Branagh and cancellations.
Case in point:
Kenny: two movies in a matter of months, both featuring extended, steamy dance sequences between lovers.
And now, an inverse reoccurrence:
Belfast: starts in color, flashes back in time to black and white.
Death on the Nile: starts black and white in the past, skips ahead in time to color.
Hopefully I’ve come far enough down in this article to bury a more incendiary claim:
Back to those dance scenes: Jamie Dornan’s in one, Armie Hammer’s in the other. 50 Shades of Grey? Christian Grey?? Armie Hammer???
Armie’s introduction in the movie: while uttering his very first line of dialogue, he mimes taking a bite out of his lady.
Excuse me what?
How about a shared coincidence(?) between Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile:
What do Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, Gal Gadot and Johnny Depp have in common?
Their online reputations have radically shifted courtesy of social media (and courtesy of questionably-ethical behavior whose ethics vary in degrees of questionability).
Though undoubtedly unintentional, the pattern of this casting fits right at home in the thematic world of Agatha Christie:
Everyone’s secretly nefarious! Everyone conceals dark truths! Everyone could be a suspect, given the right (wrong?) lens!