Tom Parfitt, 80-odd resident of one of the Yorkshire most bleak and depressing towns insists on being placed in care home, even though he is still fully capable of taking care of himself. But social worker gives up and takes him to the former mill building now turned into large care home. Young care assistant Hannah takes interest in Tom, especially when it turns out that his suitcase is completely empty and just minutes later the social worker is pushed out of the window of Tom’s room.
Scandinavian authors became famous near the end of 20th century for creating series of crime dramas and detective stories that shoved something new and unique in those themes - atmosphere that was not present in productions from any other parts of the world.
Spain is another country that can hardly be called a key cinematography for the world culture. Of course they have Pedro Almodóvar, but apart from him Spanish movies very rarely are praised abroad. But just like in case of Sweden, Japan or South Korea the Spanish filmmakers found their niche - the mystery movies.
A lot of people say that Quentin Tarantino is a genius, who creates masterpieces, each and every of his productions are pieces of art, but to be honest I always had problem with his movies... Yes, the senseless violence that he so much admires. I don’t know, perhaps for him it is the most important part of life, but after watching his productions I’m always disappointed with how one-dimensional his movies are.
Alfred Hitchcock created some of the most memorable movies of his era - Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, The Birds - but his career started in 1920s with silent movies and short stories. He made The Lady Vanishes in 1938, but already he had his own style and original approach to the material.
Black Death wiped out about half of population in medieval Europe and at the same time make the survivors immune to the look of dead bodies laying around the streets. One of such bodies, a young boy found in the woods, caused a lot of tension in small town somewhere in England, but to reveal the story it took a troupe of actors that accidentally arrived to the town.
The Fall, despite being yet another British crime mini-series, has few elements that make it quite unique production. First of all the star is American actress Gillian Anderson (who spent some of her childhood in UK), another thing is that 2 minutes into first episode we see who the killer is, not to mention that the whole investigation takes places not in London, Manchester or Cambridge - the events take place in Belfast. Another interesting bit is format - instead of 2 or 4 episodes the plot is stretched to 12 episodes.
Agatha Christie was one of the most famous crime and mystery novelist, who gained most recognition for her characters of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, but many of her works were adapted into films, TV series and even computer games. Murder on the Orient Express was one of the best, or at least most remembered, novels that really stood out among the mystery stories.
Not often in history of television there are great and original ideas for shows, especially when it comes to crime series or mystery series. There are classics like Columbo, Twin Peaks or CSI, but apart from that rest of the shows are very, very predictible. And I don’t mean the details.
Night long-distance trains have unique atmosphere - the dark world passes by behind the windows, people from different ways of life share a night in confined compartments thinking about what will another day bring. But this particular night train is different - the passengers do not think about the future, they try to run away from their past.
Mystery Blog - what can be better than a great mystery? The great mysteries that can't be solved are keeping alive in the minds of people - Jack the Ripper, Black Dahlia, Rosewell incident - who hasn't heard of them or even took time to find the missing pieces? Often it's not important to find the solution to mystery, it's the mystery itself is important, because it leaves all the options possible.
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