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Charles Dance states in the DVD extras that he considers his character Josiah Tulkinghorn to be one of the most reprehensible characters in Charles Dickens' oeuvre, and that is saying something as Dickens created a plethora of despicable villains. Dance further states that he interprets Mr. Tulkinghorn's hatred of women to indicate a repressed homosexuality, even though neither the script nor the source novel give this direction. See more »
[after the funeral of Mr Nemo]
What do you know of this man?
I don't know nothing only that he was really good to me.
Oh, and what good were you to him?
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Bleak House is one of my favorite books and the BBC televersion strikes me as wonderful. I disagree, though, with those who feel that the wonderful actress who plays Esther Summerson rescues "a tiresomely one-dimensional character in the book" - rather, I think she awesomely expresses what Dickens meant us to understand her to be, in the book. His clues to her non-stereotypical character and feelings are expressed, though, through references that are no longer easy to decode without special historical knowledge - some of it pretty, well, specialized. I suspect that if the person who wrote my quoted bit - which was part of an excellent comment and is itself beautifully put - went back to the book after seeing the BBC production, more of the book would reveal itself. Yet, even to him or her - probably not everything! The production doesn't take it on, for example, to explain why everybody at Bleak House calls Esther "Dame Trot" - but there *is* a reason!
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