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I really don't like Great Expectations. So naturally there are going to be two new adaptations of it next year.

First up we have the BBC's effort which stars Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham. The trailer is wonderfully atmospheric and contains a haunting version of "Carol of the Bells"...



...but do we need a eighteenth adaptation of this particular novel? Or a nineteenth that will be released in cinemas and have Helena Bonham-Carter as Miss H? I think not (though of course I will see them). There are plenty of other great novels that are out of copyright that have either never been adapted or haven't been done in thirty years, but instead we get the same four over and over again: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Great Expectations.

Much better news is that Peter Capaldi is joining season two of The Hour. That show just got more awesome and will hopefully help sate my longing for Malcolm Tucker and The Thick of It.

Date: 2011-12-07 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cunning-croft.livejournal.com
That's the Home Alone version of Carol of the Bells - probably my favourite.

You know, I'm actually not sure I've seen even one adaptation of Great Expectations. I think I may go for the Helena Bonham-Carter version.

Date: 2011-12-07 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bennet-7.livejournal.com
That's the Home Alone version of Carol of the Bells - probably my favourite.

Cool! Thanks for letting me know.

You know, I'm actually not sure I've seen even one adaptation of Great Expectations. I think I may go for the Helena Bonham-Carter version.

HBC does seem like perfect casting. It'll be interesting to see what she does with the role.

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