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Great Expectations is written in the first person and is virtually a fictional autobiography of “Pip” from his childhood, through often painful experiences, to adulthood. It charts his progress as he moves from the Kent marshes - his social status radically changed having gained an unknown benefactor - to busy commercial London. The book is richly populated with a variety of extraordinary characters many of whom, unbeknownst to them, have lives that are inextricably linked to the others. It ...
 
Join BAFTA-award winning director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias, Anna Karenina) as they discuss their latest film, Great Expectations.Based on the Charles Dickens’ classic, the young orphan Pip (Irvine) is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella (Grainger); a spoilt heiress he’ ...
 
Two guys, two hundred and fifty films, and litres upon litres of gin. Join Ciaran Watkins, Dan Read, and maybe a guest or two, as they work through the Great Expectations of the Internet Movie Database's (IMDB's) Top 250 Films. Some we'll have seen, some we won't. Some we'll watch again, others definitely not. Either way, it'll be an action packed Dickensian adventure, but, you know, without the frills... and a bit more popcorn.
 
From the opening passage itself of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the reader is drawn into the world of the hero, Pip, who is at that time, seven years old. The author creates an unforgettable atmosphere: the gloom of the graveyard, the melancholy of the orphan boy, the mists rising over the marshes and the terrifying appearance of an escaped convict in chains. Told in first person (one of the only two books that Dickens used this form for, the other being David Copperfield) Great Ex ...
 
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