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Great expectations

Author: Art LinsonAlfonso CuarónMitch GlazerEthan HawkeGwyneth PaltrowAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dickens' tale of an apprentice given the chance to become a gentleman is now that of a young Florida artist named Finn, given the chance to become a success in 1990s New York. First, a mysterious convict bullies Finn into saving his life. Next, Finn is summoned to an overgrown Gothic palazzo where Nora Dinsmoor lives in the past, attended by beautiful blonde Estella, who will haunt him through the rest of the story.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Fiction films
Romance films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Art Linson; Alfonso Cuarón; Mitch Glazer; Ethan Hawke; Gwyneth Paltrow; Hank Azaria; Chris Cooper; Anne Bancroft; Robert De Niro; Josh Mostel; Kim Dickens; Nell Campbell; Charles Dickens; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Art Linson Productions (Firm); Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 43593819
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1998.
Special features: interactive menus, scene selection, original theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki; edited by Steven Weisberg ; music by Patrick Doyle ; production designer, Tony Burrough ; artwork by Francisco Clemente.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro, Josh Mostel, Kim Dickens, Nell Campbell, Gabriel Mick.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Rated R for language and some sexuality.
Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Contents: Main titles --
Fugitive --
Land time forgot --
She wants Finn --
Miss Dinsmoor --
That first kiss --
Estella's escort --
Miss Dinsmoor's theory --
Secret benefactor --
New York --
Here we go --
Portrait of Estella --
Perfect together --
Born again --
He wants to marry me --
Lovers' dance --
Here comes success --
Broken heart --
Arthur Lustig --
One good thing --
Going home --
End titles.
Other Titles: Great expectations (Motion picture : 1998)
Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents ; an Art Linson production ; an Alfonso Cuarón film ; screenplay by Mitch Glazer ; produced by Art Linson ; directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

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Dickens' tale of an apprentice given the chance to become a gentleman is now that of a young Florida artist named Finn, given the chance to become a success in 1990s New York. First, a mysterious convict bullies Finn into saving his life. Next, Finn is summoned to an overgrown Gothic palazzo where Nora Dinsmoor lives in the past, attended by beautiful blonde Estella, who will haunt him through the rest of the story. Last, there is secret benefactor whose munificence allows him to work toward his dream of success, and to win Estella.

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