GKCfan can you tell me what that post is referring to? as it looks like part of a discussion I would like to read but It looks like a half done post, (Sorry to say that, I mean no offence).
Female Strong Characters are Miss Marple, Lucy, Tuppence, Bundle, and Frankie, the others seem to me to let Men determine their lot in Life.
Tommy_A_Jones, I was writing in response to the previous post asking about strong, three-dimensional male characters in Christie's work. I didn't have time to write extensively, but I wanted to give the conversation a push, to talk about some of the more prominent developed characters.
I think the term reimagining could be exciting but I have never seen a reimagining which worked unless Reimagining means updating and I am afraid to say because I know a lot of people will be cross but I actually like the Pauline Collins/Oliver Ford Davies version of Sparkling Cyanide and I have sometimes wished I could write and thought up Updating or reworking of some of the books but after hearing a review of Witness For The Prosecution by a Television Reviewer, I am not Sanguine at all, Don't expect something of the texture of the Laughton or Richardson versions, but I will still watch, A Reimagining will probably work with Death Comes As The End.
Where is The News Section of this site?.
One of the nice things about Christie's work is its variety. Some of her stories lend themselves nicely to a darker approach, like that favored by Sarah Phelps. Others, especially Christie's earlier work, is much lighter in tone and would be ruined by attempting to darken them. So, I hope as the BBC proceeds with its adaptations it will move beyond its current trend of showing us only Christie's dark side and create some adaptations that highlight her brighter side too.