Here's a new trailer for Harry Potter director Mike Newell's big screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. I almost forgot this movie even existed. It stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins, and Robbie Coltrane. It looks like an all-around solid film.
Great Expectations is one of the classic love stories of all time, and touches on all aspects of that thrilling experience. A young boy, lifted from obscure poverty, to be given a glimpse of life as it could be for him. A young girl, taught never to let others into her heart. Together, the possibility of love. Apart, despair.
What young man has never dreamed of discovering that their drab life of work and burden is to be cast aside, in favor of privilege and good fortune. What young person could seize such an opportunity without making enemies as well as friends. What young woman has not turned their face to the sun, and dreamed of its warmth for her heart.
Pip and Estella, their story
The movie will finally get a limited release on November 8th.