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David Copperfield (1969)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 March 1970 (USA)
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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

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Charles Dickens' Immortal Story of a Young Man's Journey to Maturity

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The second Dickens film for actor Ron Moody, who plays Uriah Heep. Moody had previously played Fagin in the film version of the musical "Oliver!", a role he originated on the London stage. See more »

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1 October 2003 | by (Ft. Myers, FL) – See all my reviews

As much as I love the story of David Copperfield, I cannot claim to have enjoyed this movie. It was probably the second worst movie I have ever seen. One problem I see is that the magnitude of the novel asks for a miniseries of several hours, rather than a regular movie. It is just impossible to capture a significant amount of the events that take place in the story in two hours. I dis not enjoy the brooding flashback format. It was disjointed and would be impossible for someone who did not already know the story to fully grasp. Also, I don't think the filmmakers interpreted Copperfield's personality correctly. The idea of him strolling around on a beach moaning about his life seems inconsistent with the proactive, forward-thinking nature Dickens gave him in the novel. Agnes also bothered me. She came across as a ditsy household decoration, rather than a strong woman. Dora was perfect, however. This movie was fraught with problems, and I wait eagerly for someone to make a decent screen version.


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