Adaptation #79: And Then There Were No More Biscuits

header079This time around, the Adaptation girls discuss Agatha Christie’s novel And Then There Were None in which ten people are lured to an island and then killed off one by one. There’s also a creepy nursery rhyme with a racist history and some rather disturbing character backstories. The hosts talk about theories they had while reading, alternate endings that could have been and the unexpected and infuriating ending.

EDIT: You can now listen to our episode on the film Sabotage, which was loosely based on this book.

What did you think of this Christie mystery? Tell us in the comments!

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on  The Woman in Black novel by Susan Hill and the film starring Daniel Radcliffe and on series three of Sherlock.

SHOW NOTES:

Music: Welcome to Mystery by Plain White T’s

Upcoming

Noah

-March 28 (US), April 4 (UK)

-Based on the Biblical story

Main Discussion

And Then There Were None

-by Agatha Christie

-published in 1939

-originally titled Ten Little N*****s

–original rhyme was Ten Little Indians, but was adapted for blackface minstrel shows to the other version

–later versions of novel are either changed to ‘Indians’ or And Then There Were None

Sabotage (2014)

-Mar 28 (US), May 9 (UK)

-Written by Skip Woods and David Ayer

-Directed by David Ayer

-Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Terrence Howard and Josh Holloway

-loosely based on And Then There Were None

-members of a DEA task force are picked off one by one after robbing a drug cartel safe house

Next episode: #80 on the film Divergent
Previous episode: #78 on the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth
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