Talk:A Murder Is Announced
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Discrepancies sorted out
I've just finished the novel and took the liberty of correcting all the errors I found on the page. Not too many, but many enough to mislead someone who hasn't read the book. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fibratus (talk • contribs) 11:30, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
A few discrepancies
Having just read the book, just a few notes to whomever wrote the synopsis:
Everyone assumed Rudi had shot himself. It wasn't that he didn't expect to get shot at, it was, as his girlfriend implied, he didn't seem to have any reason to start shooting.
Phillipa never revealed herself to her sister (whom she hadn't seen since they were three) until the Inspector's scene which caused the murderer to reveal herself. The only reason she did it was because the Inspector falsely accused Edmund (with Edmund's knowledge) of being Pip. As she was in love with Edmund (and married him at the end of the novel), she felt the need to be honest to protect him.
I strongly disagree with the description of the TV adaptations. I have just watched both again, and think both excellent. There are variants from the book in both, but the more recent version deviates nothing like so much from its original as subsequent dramatisations (both in this series, and Poirot) were to do. The Joan Hickson series contains contradictions regarding Inspector Craddock's relationship and attitude to Marple. The remake, however - quite unlike what the article says - shows his attitude change, from finding her a nuisance to realising her usefulness. The biggest flaw I found in the McEwan one is that Hinch is only grabbing wet washing, not driving away, when Murgatroyd is trying to tell her "She wasn't there". The grapevine seems to operate by telepathy, leading to her murder. Unless I missed something. Rogersansom (talk) 17:17, 26 November 2010 (UTC)