Monday, December 31, 2007

The Old Curiosity Shop - ITV adaptation

I don't know the original, apart from the Oscar Wilde quote "One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing."
This adaptation was a good introduction to the story, without the depth of character and humour of Dickens. The main characters were excellent - Derek Jacobi as Nell's father, the compulsive gambler for all the best reasons... Sophie Vavasseur as Nell herself, Toby Jones as the obnoxious Quilp. It's made me want to read the book.

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