A new Miss Havisham

January 5, 2012

Just watched the latest television adaptation of Great Expectations. A very modern telling but it could have been longer, four episodes would have allowed space for character development. Many critics have sais that it has strayed to far from the original book but I tend to think that it isn’t the original book we think of but the David Lean film. I’d have to re read the book to know how far it’s moved but I found the language contemporary and the rawness . It’s a shame that both Miss Havisham and Pip were both more beautiful than Estelle but the whole thing was worth it if only for the scene of Miss Havisham’s self-immolation, fabulous.


Based on Martita Hunt