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9 May 1999 (USA) See more »
Young Pip is expected to become a blacksmith, but, hating the soot and smoke, he secretly dreams of becoming a gentleman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Julian Jarrold 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Dickens  novel
Tony Marchant 

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Melanie Howard .... associate producer
David Snodin .... producer
Michael Wearing .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Salem 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Maureen Duff 
Gail Stevens 
Production Design by
Alice Normington 
Art Direction by
Charmian Adams 
Set Decoration by
Penny Crawford 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
Makeup Department
Nicola Matthews .... makeup artist
Fran Needham .... makeup designer
Eve Wignall .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Fry .... third assistant director (as Christopher Fry)
Kayla Miller .... second assistant director
Amanda Neal .... first assistant director
Nathalie Wragg .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bruce Bigg .... property master
Christine Buttner .... graphic designer
James Fennessy .... painter
Grant Montgomery .... stand-by art director
Mitch Niclas .... stand-by propman
Dominic Roberts .... assistant art director
John Thorpe .... construction manager
Sound Department
Ant Bohun .... sound editor
Steve Fish .... boom operator (as Stephen Fish)
Richard Manton .... sound recordist
Bernard O'Reilly .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Colin Gorry .... visual effects designer
Gordon Seed .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Ellingworth .... grip
Wayne Mansell .... generator operator
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Barney Piercy .... clapper loader: second unit
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrew Hunt .... wardrobe
Sharon Long .... costume assistant
Kay Manasseh .... assistant costume designer
Vanessa Munro .... costume assistant
Marion Weise .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist
Music Department
Michael Haslam .... musician
Other crew
Jon Baker .... armorer
Charlotte Blair .... script supervisor
Jason Bulley .... underwater cameraman
Cody Dorkin .... adr voice
Lynn Grant .... location manager
Howard Kingston .... production executive
Anna Lewis .... production secretary
Emma Pill .... location manager
Cindy Thomson .... location manager: scotland
Samantha Vince .... production coordinator
Hannah Vincent .... script editor
Eve Wheeler .... assistant production accountant

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Canada:168 min (Ontario)

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Pip:It seems that these past few years I have been harbouring an illusion. More than one, in fact... And you humoured them. You led me on...
Miss Havisham:Yes, I let you go on.
Pip:Was that kind?
Miss Havisham:Who am I, for God's sake, that I should be kind?
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Version of "Great Expectations" (1989)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Subtly changed version, 1 May 2007
Author: pawebster from England

This is quite a good version, but be prepared for some oddities. The main one that Pip is made less nice than usual. His friendship with Joe is made to seem particularly one-sided, and he is extra reluctant to help Magwitch on the latter's return. Both young and older Pip are well played -- Gabriel Thomson deserves particular praise -- but we never feel that we really know the character. This is perhaps the main defect of this version. The voice-over in the old David Lean version was helpful there.

I personally don't like Charlotte Rampling as Miss Havisham. The role should not have been glamourised. Dickens does not do glamour. Estella is good however. Compare this performance with the oversweet Estella of the David Lean film.

By the way, this version has an excellent Herbert Pocket. The goody-goody characters in Dickens are not easy to play without sugary sentimentality, but Daniel Evans' Herbert really lives.

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