Great Expectations The Book Verses the Movie

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Great Expectations: The Book Verses the Movie Charles Dickens wrote many famous works, including Great Expectations. Recently, a movie loosely based upon this book was directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starred Gweynth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke. Great Expectations is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, this timeless story takes a unique …

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…Expectations that appeals to younger viewers who have not read the classic by Charles Dickens, and in many cases turns off the many people who have. Works Cited Pressley, Nelson. "'Expectations' not met in this version of Dickens classic." The Washington Times. 8/11/98 Cuaron, Alfonso. "Great Expectations." 1/30/98 Dickens, Charles. "Great Expectations." 1860-1861 Gleiberman, Owen. “Great Expectations.” 2/6/98 Entertainment Weekly. 3/13/99 McBride, Joseph. “’Great Expectations’ collapses into banality.” Cinemania Online. http://seattle.sidewalk.com/detail/43157. 3/15/99 "Movie Web: Great Expectations." 1998. 3/10/99