Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series 2011)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Drama

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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.


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9 March 2012 | davegp
| Bitterly disappointed
I've only watched halfway through the first episodes but as far as I can tell I'm yet to hear a single line from the original text. Dickens isn't Dickens without his perfect prose. I understand the need to condense the dialogue but surely they could've done better than this.

Take this example from the first chapter of the original:

"Now lookee here!" said the man. "Where's your mother?" "There, sir!" said I. He started, made a short run, and stopped and looked over his shoulder. "There, sir!" I timidly explained. "Also Georgiana. That's my mother." "Oh!" said he, coming back. "And is that your father alonger your mother?" "Yes, sir," said I; "him too; late of this parish."

This has been vandalized into:

"Where's your parents?" "Dead and Buried"

I rest my case.

From the little I saw Ray Winstone was impressive.

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