Wednesday, January 4, 2012

BBC Great Expectations 2012

There is a new Great Expectations coming out that looks interesting. I haven't ever read the book or seen a movie of it so I don't really know the story but I love Charles Dickens and the costumes look wonderful! It looks a little on the creepy side, but then it is Dickens.

 I really like this dress:

It will be interesting to see what it's like! And I'm interested in seeing more costumes!


  1. I've seen in on BBC 2, last December. Though I haven't read the book, I've seen the 1999 version with Ioan Gruffudd. This version -in my opinion - gives the characters more depth and explains the how's an why's much better. And those costumes... *deep sigh* loved it!

  2. Good to know you liked it! I look forward to seeing it! :)

  3. Mm! Didn't know they were making this! I saw an older version awhile ago. I think I liked it... it's been a long time.


  4. Ooh... these images are enough for me to want to see this.

    I just wanted to say Hullo! as I used to follow your blog in my previous bloggy life (at August Street) and am so glad to have rediscovered you!


  5. I agree with Anja - in general, I think the 1990s adaptations are more technically faithful, in general, but the newer ones make the characters more well-rounded even if they alter the plots a bit.

  6. You should definitely read the book if you have time. It is one of my favorites.

    Yes, the costumes look great!

  7. I read Great Expectations in high school and just loved it. The Justine Waddell/Ioan Gruffard movie version was so-so. Not one that I pull out very often... So I'm really looking forward to this one! I've watched the three preview clips from YouTube I don't know how many times... And you found more pictures than I had yet seen!

    Did you know there are actually two new versions coming out this year of GE? The other one stars Helena Bonham-Carter and is supposed to come to theaters (I think). I love HBC, and I think she'll actually do a better job playing the very disturbed (insane?) Miss Havisham - though Anderson should be excellent in the role as well. A few pictures can be found here:

  8. WHAAAA!!!! That looks creepy! I wonder if it'll be good..

    Love you Anna!!

  9. Mimic of Modes: I will have to try and read the book first then I can compare! I haven't seen any versions or read the book so I won't know what is spot on or not! :)

    Rachel, I'm looking forward to reading it!

    Kiri, I didn't know there was another one! I love Helena Bonham Carter too! I look forward to seeing it!

    Marguerite, I know it does look rather creepy...but so is Bleak House and Little Dorrit in some I'm hoping it will be good too! I love you too! :)



Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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