Great Expectations (1946)
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Surprisingly not a masterpiece, considering its being on 19 official top lists and a real classic movie! Good story though, not predictable. Francis L. Sullivan, the lawyer Jaggers, made the best acting. The nodding scene made a really good laugh.
A messy adaptation, but not a bad one. Agreed with those saying that the actors should be younger. Pip as a child was wonderful, he played it well. This is just my opinion but I've always thought that the truly heartbreaking and tender relationship in the book was never between estella and pip but between him and Joe. I'd love to see an adaptation which treats their bond as importantly as the novel does.
I really liked this one, David Lean's penchant for good cinematography is on display here despite it being one of his earlier works. The acting is good and since I haven't read the book I was very much left wondering where the story was going next. A brilliant movie.
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This movie ranks #5 in BFI 100
This movie ranks #25 in 100 Best British films
This movie ranks #31 in Academy Award Best Cinematography
This movie ranks #31 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #52 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
This movie ranks #66 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #83 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
This movie ranks #106 in 501 Must See Movies
This movie ranks #160 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #162 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #183 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
This movie ranks #191 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #323 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #357 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
This movie ranks #375 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #400 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #645 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #692 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List