Movie Sleuth

Sleuth, a film by by Joseph L. Manciewicz

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Based on Anthony Schaffer’s screenplay, the original version of Sleuth (1972) is a two-handed thriller, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, that plays on the conventions of the traditional English “Whodunnit” made famous by authors such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.

The film is set in Cloke Manor, the rambling country residence of a detective fiction writer, [...] Click here to continue reading.


Lambert, Leopold – automaton

Leopold Lambert

Leopold Lambert was born on October 8, 1854, in Jouques, a small village near Aix-en-Provence in France. He relocated to Paris in 1873, and started work as a clockmaker/jeweller. While working in Vichy’s shop, he began to be interested in automata, and by 1886, he had his own shop. Lambert had married Eugenie Maria Bourgeois, who was a seamstress, in 1876. It was she who made many of the costumes for the [...] Click here to continue reading.


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