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 wasn't completely satisfied. And not only because of the much too old actors in the grown-up segment.
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This movie ranks #5 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
This movie ranks #25 in Time Out's The 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 Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
This movie ranks #66 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #84 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
This movie ranks #106 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #160 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #162 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #183 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
This movie ranks #191 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #327 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #347 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #371 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #400 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #646 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #692 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time