Directed by David Lean
I cannot even tell you how many times I have started this book and never finished it. I almost know the beginning by heart, having started it over so many times. I hate Charles Dickens but I own his complete works. Why? No idea.
Well, anyway, I didn't have high hopes for this film. However, instead of focusing on the dull parts that Dickens focused on, David Lean instead highlighted the more gothic elements of the book. Also, this movie has Obi Wan Kenobi. Can it get any better than that?
All right, so there is still a slight trademark boring element that is essential for any Dickens adaptation (except perhaps Oliver and Company). It wasn't as bad as it could have been, though.
Good story for unrequited love.
Alec Guiness' first speaking role in films.