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Great Expectations Movies & Media Adaptations

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Media Adaptations

Great Expectations

was first adapted by film in the silent movie version in 1917, released by Paramount Pictures, on five reels, Famous Players Film Company, 3 January 1917, and presented by David Frohman.

A 1934 remake, poorly directed by Stuart Walker, starred Jane Wyatt as Estella and Phillip Holmes as Pip, but the public thought their performances were lackluster. Universal released this film on eleven reels.

A British production of the novel on film was made in Great Britain in 1946, directed by David Lean and available from Rank/Cineguild. This most acclaimed of the film versions of Dickens' novel stars John Mills as Pipe, Valerie Hobson as Estella, and Alec Guiness as Herbert Pocket, Jr., and it won two Oscars in 1947. According to critic Robert Murphy, it was "one of the finest of all film adaptations of Dickens."

Two critical adaptations of the novel were captured on film in 1962 dealing with (1) setting...

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