bennet_7: (TToI: Turning it all the way up to 11)
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.
bennet_7: (Tim+dictionary=OTP)
From [livejournal.com profile] dictionary_wotd:

longueur: a tedious passage in a work of literature or performance art.


It turns out that there is an actual word for those parts of Dickens's novels I generally skip on re-read.

(How many chapters are there about Silas Wegg in Our Mutual Friend? TOO MANY)

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