Tag Archives: Great Expectations

February 11

Great Expectations – Alfonso Cuarón and the horrible mistake. (Film Review)

The story of Alfonso Cuarón’s adaptation of Great Expectations has become, after sixteen years and many exciting films, a perpetual essay in what went horribly wrong with this film. Cuarón defenders group together to lay ‘blame’ at the feet of Mitch Grazer, who to be fair had only the Dickens adaptation credits of Scrooged  ten years earlier […]

February 10

A little Princess – Alfonso Cuarón steps out into a magical world of green. (Film Review)

Without having seen Alfonso Cuarón’s  Sólo Con Tu Pareja (Only with your Partner), I’m forced to begin my journey through his films with A Little Princess. It’s a shame (I just haven’t been able to get my hands on the film yet) because  Sólo Con Tu Pareja is important in the green period, plus its the film […]

April 02

So Many Great Expectations – Mike Newell and the ninth version. (film review)

Great expectations has been adapted for screen nine times, and this count does not include the many television miniseries versions there have been, nor countless theater adaptations. Overall, it seems Dickens has been adapted for the screen almost 300 times, with A Christmas Carol being the most replicated of his stories. Dickens has had all of his work […]

November 12

Great Expectations (theatre review) – Bakehouse lives up to the perils of ambition

“Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!” Miss Havisham. Great Expectations is my favourite Dickens – I love […]