Oscar Movies: Agatha (1979)

Agatha (1979)

Warner (Sweetwall Production)

Oscar Nominations: 1

Costume Design: Shirley Russell

Michael Apted's peculiar mystery about the disappearance of Agatha Christie (Vanessa Redgrave) in 1926, investigated by American journalist Dustin Hoffman.

The coupling of the very tall Redgrave and the very short Hoffman continued the trends that first began with Diane Keaton and Woody Allen (“Annie Hall,” “Manhattan”), suggesting that norms of gender representation and romantic love were changing in Hollywood.