GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG   1st April 2018 EASTER SUNDAY

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Happy Easter & Happy All Fools Day

 A film I missed off my 100 Films Ever One Must See In Their Lifetime, which is an important one and I cannot imagine why I missed it is the B&W film Great Expectations.

Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by Charles Dickens and starring John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness and Valerie Hobson. It won two Academy Awards (Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography) and was nominated for three others (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay).

The script, a slimmed-down version of Dickens’ novel – inspired after David Lean witnessed an abridged 1939 stage version of the novel, in which Guinness (responsible for the adaptation) had played Herbert Pocket, and Martita Hunt was Miss Havisham – was written by David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Cecil McGivern, Ronald Neame and Kay Walsh. Guinness and Hunt reprised their roles in the film, but the film was not a strict adaptation of the stage version. The film was produced by Ronald Neame and photographed by Guy Green. It was the first of two films Lean directed based on Dickens’ novels, the other being his 1948 adaptation of Oliver Twist.

The film is now regarded as one of Lean’s best; in 1999, on the British Film Institute’s Top 100 British films list, Great Expectations was named the 5th greatest British film of all time.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…an atmospheric, B&W David Lean film

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

“I’m learning the hokey cokey. Not all of it. But – I’ve got the ins and outs.” Iain Stirling

 Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/culture/100-best-jokes-one-liners-edinburgh-fringe/

LOVE IS…

Love is…motivating each other

TRACK OF THE DAY

Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music

Highest Chart Position: No.2 October 1975