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Great Expectations

5 Ratings: 4.4
Classics movie directed by David Lean

David Lean's handsome adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel captures the warm humor and richness of character that so many filmmakers miss in their reverent recreations of Victorian England. From the nightmarish opening sequence on the windswept … see full wiki

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Director: David Lean
Genre: Classics
2 reviews about Great Expectations
review by . May 12, 2013
Wonderful movie
Young Pip has a hard life: His parents have died, he lives with his shrewish sister, and he's destined to be a lowly blacksmith. Fate smiles on him, however, when a mysterious old lady pays him to play at her estate. It's there he meets the love of his life, the beautiful, but heartless, Estella.      This is a great Dickens story, full of emotional ups and downs, following Pip from childhood to adulthood. Tony Wager is endearing as the sweet younger Pip and John Mills …
review by . October 24, 2005
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Still-definitive screen version of Charles Dickens' novel, with Sir John Mills as Pip, Valerie Hobson as Estella and Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham. The tale recounts one Pip, whose boyhood is marked by the mysterious Havisham and her entrancing young ward. When Pip reaches adulthood, he learns he has been sponsored by a unnamed benefactor.    The entire David Lean-directed film is marvelous. John Mills is a fabulous Pip, with Valerie Hobson perfect casting for Estella. Revered …
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