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This stunning adaptation of Dickens' classic tale was captured live from the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End. Although Great Expectations has been adapted for film on two separate ... See full summary »
When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child. When David's mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to... See full summary »
Edna May Oliver
A TV mini-series adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, following the life of young Copperfield as he grows up under the care of the cruel Murdstones, travels to London where he meets ... See full summary »
Version reviewed was on broadcast TV, dubbed in Spanish language, and shown in 4 consecutive one hour installments. Very well produced adaption of Dickens, David Copperfield. The cinematography, locations, costumes, acting were all superb. In comparison to a two hour David Copperfield one would have expected all the major scenes here to be extended, but many were surprisingly of the same length. What really differentiates this nearly four hour Italian production from the rest is the acting of Gianmarco Tognazzi as Uriah Heep. His interpretation of the character is nothing short of excellent. Never before has such a performance exuded such a slimy snake like eeriness. As the movie progresses Gianmarco's acting soon begins to dominate. This film is well worth watching just for the enjoyment of watching Mr. Tognazzi's interpretation! Furthermore, the story moves along at a rapid pace, not a dull moment to be found.
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