Murder on the Orient Express uses Bridgeman for set decoration

Bridgeman Images has licensed images for Kenneth Branagh's movie Murder on the Orient Express.

Based on the famous novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express is the latest film by director/actor Kenneth Branagh, who stars as Hercule Poirot (who else?!). The film also features Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, and Dame Judi Dench.

 

image of the film poster Murder on the Orient Express poster. Copyright courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Murder on the Orient Express poster. Copyright courtesy of 20th Century Fox

 

The film is the fourth adaptation of Christie's novel, following a 1974 film, a 2001 TV film, and a 2010 episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot.  The plot follows Poirot, a world-renowned detective, who seeks to solve a murder on the famous European train in the 1930s.

 

image of the painting used a reference in the film Murder on the Orient Express A View of Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Holy Rock by Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner  © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Image
A View of Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Holy Rock, 1864 (oil on canvas), Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808-94) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Image

 

Hercule Poirot is travelling back to London from Istanbul when a passenger on board is murdered. Knowing that one of the passengers must have committed the murder, the crime must be solved before the train reaches its destination.

 

image of the photochrome used a reference in the film Murder on the Orient Express : Street in front of the Tower of David, Jerusalem, Bridgeman Images
Street in front of the Tower of David, Jerusalem, c.1880-1900 (photochrome), Swiss Photographer, (19th century) / Palestine Exploration Fund, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

 

It is a visually stunning film, for which Bridgeman supplied many images to be used as reference for scenery, including beautiful paintings of landscapes in the Middle East, and photographs of 1930s high society.

 

image of the photo used a reference in the film Murder on the Orient Express : JOHN McCORMACK American tenor, photographed with his family in the 1920s © Granger / Bridgeman Images
JOHN McCORMACK (1884-1945) American tenor. Photographed with his family in the 1920s. / Photo © Granger / Bridgeman Images

 

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