Great Expectations (DVD)

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Great Expectations (DVD)

A quality telling of the Dickens tale.

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Excellent

ProA haunting black and white classic

ConsNone

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 seen many adaptions of the book since that day 45 years ago...

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Excellent

ProCompelling, visual effects, acting and soundtrack

ConsNone

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't really understand this move since the...

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Excellent

“Tales Of The Unexpected”

published 15/10/2007

ProShockingly good portrayal of a Dickins classic

ConsWhy 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 (with the exception of A Christmas Carol...

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Satisfactory

“Great Sex-pectations”

published 11/11/2011

ProRobert De Niro and Anne Bancroft plus Tori Amos's ...

ConsCrass and sexualized adaptation far removed from t...

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, Estella, the ward of the mysterious Ms...

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Good

“Dont expect too much”

published 17/04/2001

ProGreat cast and a fairly good film

ConsNot a good modern-day adaptation of a classic

This film is supposed to be a modern day version of the Charles Dicken's classic. After all of the hype though it is very loosely based and is incomparable. Ethan Hawke stars as Finn (instead of Pip in the book), he lives with his elder sister Maggie and his 'uncle' Joe. As they struggle to make...

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Excellent

ProSuperbly acted, classic storyline

ConsUpdating the Dickens story will not appeal to ever...

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 Great Expectations attempts to do both of...

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Excellent

“A great adaptation”

published 12/12/2012

ProCast, characters, plot, setting

ConsNothing major

About the film Great Expectations is a 2012 film which is an adaptation of the Charles Dickins novel of the same name. The film was released at the cinema on 30th November and it has a run time of 128 minutes. Great Expectations is rated 12A. Plot Young Pip lives in the middle of nowhere with his...

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Excellent

“Well worth watching”

published 18/05/2001

ProGreat film

ConsFew DVD Extras

David Lean's version of Dickens' 'Great Expectations' is well worth an evening in - the story of a young boy befriending a criminal, falling in love with a girl brought up by an eccentric old lady, and being given a start in life by an unknown benefactor is quite vividly rendered in this film...

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Super

Progood acting, well produced

Conshard to understand

Great Expectations This was a great movie! I loved how they captured the characters personalities. Charles Dickins wrote this fantastic book to show Pip's lifespan and this movie captured it all. The actors were well picked out so I was very pleased about that. My only complaint was that if...

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A quality telling of the Dickens tale.

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EAN: 5039036008112

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