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Expect a great film - you won't be dissappointed

Advantages: A haunting black and white classic
Disadvantages: None

INTRODUCTION In 1964 I was taken with school to one of our local cinemas (now ALL the cinemas in the town have gone) to watch David Lean's classic film 'Great Expectation'. It was old, it was black and white - it was WONDERFUL!! I have ...

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More than met my Expectations

Advantages: Compelling, visual effects, acting and soundtrack
Disadvantages: None

I'm a regular visitor to the Post Office, especially since I joined BookMooch. So I was pretty annoyed when I found out that the branch nearest to where I work (which is the main Carlisle Post Office) is closing and relocating to WHSmiths in town. I don ...

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Tales Of The Unexpected

Advantages: Shockingly good portrayal of a Dickins classic
Disadvantages: Why moan about perfection

I'm not ashamed to say that in literary terms I'm quite naive; Shakespeare and Dickens works for the most part evade me. My slight thirst to investigate these two apparent geniuses of storytelling is little helped by the fact that movie and TV adaptations ...

sghawken 15.10.2007 · Read full review
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Great Expectations and I wasn't left disappointed

Advantages: Superbly acted, classic storyline
Disadvantages: Updating the Dickens story will not appeal to everyone

One of the hardest things to do in the world of movie making is to recreate a classic and make a good job of it. Even harder than that is to bring the plot of the original up to date without losing the very essence of the original story. The remake of ...

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Great Sex-pectations

Advantages: Robert De Niro and Anne Bancroft plus Tori Amos's "Siren"
Disadvantages: Crass and sexualized adaptation far removed from the spirt of the original story

Plot: Charles Dickens classic tale re-told in 1998 USA. As a child Finnegan “Finn” Bell (Ethan Hawke) briefly helps an escaped convict, Arthur Lustig (Robert De Niro). Not long afterwards he is invited to be a playmate for the beautiful but cold child, ...

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