More Dickens in December – and I’m back to silent cinema, though I do promise to include some later films in this series of postings too! Some Dickens works seem to be constantly adapted for the screen, notably Great Expectations, with two new versions in the past year alone – I’m hoping to see the latest Mike Newell film later this week. Others don’t get adapted so often, if at all. These days, A Tale of Two Cities falls into the latter camp, as it hasn’t been adapted for the screen since the 1989 mini-series starring James Wilby. But in the past it was a favourite with adapters, and over the last couple of days I’ve enjoyed watching two early silent American versions.
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- My review of romantic comedy classic It Happened One Night (1934) wp.me/pjJvo-BW via @wordpressdotcom 2 days ago
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- My review of screwball comedy starring Mary Astor and Melvyn Douglas And So They Were Married (Elliott Nugent, 1936) wp.me/pjJvo-L4 2 weeks ago
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