Period Piece

A Dickens of a Movie

Seth Vaughan
August 14, 2013

Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is reimagined this fall by director Mike Newell, and we’ll go, if for nothing else, to see Miss Havisham’s dusty environs and the much-worn wedding dress. The fatalistic tale of Pip is brought to life by a cast of Brits that also includes Jeremy Irvine as Pip and Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham. While its themes of morality and destiny are compelling, what we love most is the lavish art direction. Opening October 11.

IMAGE: Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in Great Expectations. Photo courtesy BBC Films.