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Death on the Nile

Post by Grandad »

You may have already discussed this new film version of Agatha Christies Poirot novel, if so I apologise for duplication. Apparently Kenneth Branagh produces, directs, stars, does make up and makes the tea; in this one. ;) ;)
It was decided NOT to film in Egypt for security reasons and instead to construct replicas of the most significant locations.
A 72 metre long full size replica, non seaworthy, of the steamer SS Karnak was constructed and fully fitted out with authentic 1930's interiors.
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Abu Simbel presented an even bigger challenge and, using photographs and physical measurements, a replica 70 feet tall and 100 feet long was constructed. This is so large that it can be seen on its site from the M25.
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The film is described as 'Racy' so I guess it will all prove to have been worth the investment. :up
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Security reasons, pah! I don't believe it unless, the insurance companies kicked up.
Mind you, I noticed under 'filming locations they mention Aswan, Luxor & Cairo.
So some filming must have taken place there, it will be interesting to see.

I love spotting locations, as in Luxor 2020, 49 seconds into the trailer the star is staring out
from the lower level of the Marsam Hotel.... 8)



Ps: Estimated cost: £120 million.
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Sounds like Grandad has been doing a bit of sleuthing! Indeed it seems very little of the movie was shot in Egypt .....although they did go there.

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/255507 ... signing-on

https://bleedingcool.com/movies/death-o ... n-england/

What they did there in unclear!

There’s been some fuss over the casting of Israeli actress Gal Gadot....maybe they felt Egypt was too dangerous for her? :lol:

She’s also being criticised for taking on the role of Cleopatra in a new movie of that name about to be shot.

Wouldn’t surprise me if both films are boycotted in Egypt. Hey ho.

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Many hundreds of films have been made in Egypt.

It's the government's fault, if they made filming easier they would attract droves of tourists visiting.

Quote: "To look behind the curtain for a moment, the truth is most movies set in Egypt were not filmed there ?
1999’s The Mummy: Morocco. 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark: Tunisia.

It’s a complex process today for studios to get permission to film on location in Egypt, especially when it comes to shooting in the country’s historic ruins. Filmmakers have to give their scripts to the Interior Ministry’s Public Relations Sector of the country and obtain shooting permits.

It's a lot cheaper using the original ancient sites than recreating them elsewhere..
A small list of films filmed in Egypt.... 8)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... t_in_Egypt
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It's a lot cheaper using the original ancient sites than recreating them elsewhere..
True...,except for the permissions, general hassle etc you noted earlier.

Obviously, recreating the pyramids, or even Karnak, would raise logistical issues but nowadays, with CGI and the use of stock shots from libraries, there’s really little need to visit Egypt in order to create a plausibly authentic Egyptian background.

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