Review of the movie &amp; quot; Great hopes &amp; quot;
The boy Pip helped a fluent convict to escape from imminent starvation. The good deed is rewarded - after several years of hard education under the care of the half-witted Miss Havisham, the young man receives a gift from a mysterious well-wisher. Now Pip must go to London and live the life of an English aristocrat. But his love remains in his hometown, and no matter what kind of trials Peep is subjected to, his heart remains as pure and sincere as he was on days when a runaway prisoner asked him for help.
The performances of Joe Wright and Mike Newell are so different, but both are so vivid that their comparison turns into a real chivalrous tournament. "Karenina" deliberately theatrical, while "Hopes" are cinematic and deliberately mundane. Wright allows himself liberties with heroes and plot, Newell diligently reproduces Dickens up to the last printed sign. The first looks into the mysterious Russian soul, the second turns inside out his own, native, British, soaked with milk of his mother. At the same time, both do not fear the volume of works, nor the previous ones, which have become classic screen versions, nor viewers' obstruction.
Mike Newell today can not be called a top director. His best works were left in the last century, and the last pictures were more disappointing to spectators than admired and forced to applaud - his segment of Harry Potter's adventures turned out to be, perhaps, the most boring, and the Prince of Persia was so amorphous that even the fans of the game remained at a loss. In the work of Newell, some academicity prevails, so the production of a thick volume of English literary classics suits him more than other candidates. It is such an enthusiastic painstaking perfectionist and can recreate the true spirit of London. His England - dirty, stratified, full of strange characters and abnormal characters, causing disgust, pity and some perverted interest.
Such a British novel can truly play only the real British, counted Newell and assembled a brilliant cast. Starring star Jeremy Irwin is invited to the main role, which is lost on the background of big stars, but carefully keeps the brand. And there's something to be blown away - Robbie Coltrane, Rafe Fiennes and Helen Bonham Carter are flashing around, who seems to have got so used to the image of crazy girls who played them all.
Plots of Dickens do not spoil the dynamics and incredible twists, so viewers, waiting for a whirlwind of adventures of a young dandy, may have to get bored. But this is, perhaps, the true interpretation of this British novel - unhurried and thorough, like a traditional five-hour tea party. And the same delicious, if you get used to it. sexlviv.com/en/