Movie Reviews

Hundred-Word Review – “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974)

 

 

While others are quick to point out the spectacular supporting cast, ranging from the subtle from Wendy Hiller and Anthony Perkins to the wild and eccentric from Lauren Bacall and Sean Connery, and inventive way of interpreting Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novel, I found the most memorable factor to “Murder on the Orient Express” to be the cinematography. Filmed inside the tight claustrophobic confines of a train, the camera moves in creative ways to showcase a vast range of angles and long takes, made even better by editing that made the tight space feel vast. Definitely a must watch film.

Final Grade: A-

 

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