Realism Movies & Media Adaptations

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The many realist novels of Charles Dickens have been adapted to film for theaters as well as for television in a variety of productions dating as far back as the 1930s. David Copperfield was adapted to film in 1935 (with George Cukor directing) and in 1970 (with Delbert Mann directing).

Many of Dickens's novels have been recorded on audiocassette. David Copperfield was recorded by Media Books Audio Publishing in 1999 with Ben Kingsley reading. In 2002, a twenty-six cassette edition was released by Audio Partners Publishing Corp. with Martin Jarvis as the reader.

The major works of Dostoevsky have also been adapted to film in several different productions as well as being recorded on audiocassette. Crime and Punishment was adapted to film in two different productions in 1935 (one of these a French production) as well as a Russian production in 1970.

An audiocassette recording of Crime and Punishment was read by Michael Sheen...

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