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Old 02-09-2017, 02:53 PM
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What strikes me as kind of interesting is, David Suchet would spend the majority of a typical POIROT episode doing the opposite of this: he's subtle and subdued, patient and polite -- a quiet sort of chap who chooses his words very carefully. Oh, sure, there's some warmth in his voice, or a wistful look in his eye, but so what?

Until the summation scene, at which point, holy crap: he's theatrical, all showy gestures and loud accusations shot though with emotion; he's triumphant to the point of sneering, he's actually kind of insulted that you thought this would fool him, he's glaring as if he's genuinely angry; the mask is off, and the man is center stage.