AN AGATHA CHRISTIE CLASSIC “WHY DID’NT THEY ASK EVANS?”
Cinema Writer/Film Critic Efe TEKSOY; wrote the mystery, adventure and thriller series “WHY DID’NT THEY ASK EVANS?” for America’s Los Angeles based Internet Newspaper @alaturkanews.
A MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE
Released on Britbox, the digital platform established by the partnership of ITV-BBC, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? is adapted from the 1934 classic novel of the same name by British writer Agatha Christie, known as the queen of detective literature. The crime thriller miniseries was written and directed by 10 Emmy nominated and Golden Globe Award winning actor and filmmaker Hugh Laurie. The music played at the beginning of the first episode, “Midnight, The Stars and You”, is the song made famous for its use in Stanley Kubrick‘s 1980 cult film The Shining. BAFTA winning British actor Will Poulter and American born British actress Lucy Boynton share the lead roles in this gripping production that brings mystery and adventure to the audience in every episode. BAFTA winner British actor Will Poulter and American born British actress Lucy Boynton share the lead roles in this gripping production that brings mystery and adventure to the audience in every episode.
TOPIC OF SERIES
Bobby Jones, whose ball rolls down the slope while playing golf, encounters a dying man when he descends. Before he took his last breath, the man said, “Why didn’t they ask Evans?”. These last words of the dying man lead Bobby Jones and his socialite friend Lady Frankie Derwent on a mysterious detective adventure.
Stars; Will Poulter, Lucy Boynton, Maeve Dermody, Daniel Ings, Jonathan Jules, Alistair Petrie, Nicholas Asbury, Morwenna Banks, Richard Dixon, Benedict Wolf, Nia Trussler Jones, Amy Nuttall and Hugh Laurie.
THE DARK SIDE OF HUMAN NATURE “POLICE NOVELS”
The name of the hero of the story, Bobby Jones, comes from American golfer Robert Tire “Bobby” Jones Jr., who was one of the most influential figures in the sport history. Another striking detail in the series is that Frankie often calls Bobby by the nickname ‘Steve’. In the novel, this happens only once and she says, “I get you, Steve.” However, no explanation is given. Despite this, characters Harry (Humphrey Bogart) and Marrie (Lauren Bacall) call each other Steve and Slim in To Have and Have Not, based on Ernest Hemingway‘s classic novel. These nicknames were also nicknames used by director Howard Hawks and his wife, Nancy Keith.German film theorist, sociologist and philosopher Siegfried Kracauer; In his book “The Detective Novel: A Philosophical Treatise”, he mentions that detective novels hold a clear mirror that cannot be seen anywhere else, to the society that is disconnected from reality. In this mini-series, too, we see a deep reflection of the distorted and corrupt part of society described in the story, as Kracauer mentioned.
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans, in the genre of mystery, crime, thriller and adventure, is an exciting production that fans of crime and detective productions should not miss.