5 thoughts on “Crime and colonialism: Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None [Video]

  1. Your video analysis of Agatha Christie/And Then There Were None was amazing and incredibly helpful to me. It made me check out more of your cinematic criticism content, and then reading that you were taking a break from videos made me sad (you are SO good, I felt like I was in film school again!) – but reading that you’re even more inspired with new life directions was a positive spin on the bittersweet news, so whatever direction your life takes, I just wanted to acknowledge your great work (something I typically never do), and send you kudos for such amazing creative effort and insights so far. If nothing else, the marvel of the web is that it can serve as a magnet for like-minded folks to share ideas – and yours were inspired. THANK YOU!!


  2. Hello, I am writing my bachelor thesis about ‘Transformation of And then there were none adaptations’ at Metropolitan university in Prague. I would like to refer some of your points that you made. Could you please write me your full name for reference or book/study that you are using for your claims. Altough I think that it is your analysis so I would like to reference you. Thank you very much.


    1. That sounds awesome, Lukáš! Will you please send me your thesis when you’re done? I’d absolutely love to read it. Of course you can cite my video. The only sources I used were Christie’s novel (obvs) and the New Yorker article linked in the video description. My full name is Margarita Georgitseas. Cheers 🙂


  3. hi, i just watched your commentary on agatha christie’s ”and then there were none” and thought it was so excellent! for christmas , i have been watching all the different movie versions, and it is someting how they want to tack on the happy ending! i had thought the most recent british tv version was the best, but each has its pluses and minuses. with all the talk about the apalling stereotyping and colonialism and how christie is probably writing a commentary on it ,ie one lombard equals 21 natives? and the original title of the book, let us remember that other ”great” children’s classic book from this same era ”little black sambo”, and that sambo was a boy not from africa, but from india! ok, so we are told it is indian island because the shape of the island resembles the head of an american indian. what does this mean! i think christie is tweaking us to think back to the 19th century ”science’ of phrenology where by the cranial lumps and bumps denoted criminal tendencies. when the british get to this rough, craggy, rocky, island, they go ”native” all pretenses slip away until the base killer that they are has been exposed,the veneer of social nicieties peeled away.christie ithink is saying to her readers, please think before you judge these people, these are the folks you know, you see in town, at church, they could even be your husband or your wife. when one thinks about what was happening in the world in 1939, and with events to come,seeing. privleged people. deny the deadly consequences of their actions still should give us pause today. christie writes quite a revolutionary ”whodunit” that answers the question with multiple answers ”colonialism dunit”, ”smallminded prejudice dunit” ”racism, sexism, ageism dunit”.regardless who or what”dunit” we we are all stuck together on this very same, very small island called earth, so we need to figure out how to get along or no one will be left!


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