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Great Expectations

Author: Eagle Rock Entertainment.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©1998.
Series: Great Expectations (Films Media Group)
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cultural historian Dr. David Parker and Thelma Grove of the International Dickens Fellowship analyze the characters and plot of Dickens' popular and enduring novel. Using dramatized key scenes from the work, Parker and Grove discuss the behavior of the characters and speculate on Dickens' intentions when he placed them in the various predicaments depicted. Several of these situations are associated with actual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Eagle Rock Entertainment, 1998
Named Person: Charles Dickens
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eagle Rock Entertainment.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 870312709
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 24, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (32 min.)) : sound, color.
Contents: Charles Dickens' Home in Rochester England (1:18) --
Pip Helps Magwitch (2:28) --
An Unknown Benefactor (1:22) --
The Fallible Hero (1:49) --
Pip's Meeting With Mrs. Havisham (2:48) --
Pip Meets Estella (1:53) --
Class and Restricted Expectations (2:28) --
Magwitch Reveals His Hand in Pip's Fortune (2:46) --
Themes in "Great Expectations" (2:29) --
Pip Returns to Mrs. Havisham and Estella (5:42) --
Estella Spurns Pip's Declaration of Love (3:14) --
A Study in Human Weakness and Surrender (0:38) --
Credits: Great Expectations (7961) (0:27).
Series Title: Great Expectations (Films Media Group)
Responsibility: Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Abstract:

Cultural historian Dr. David Parker and Thelma Grove of the International Dickens Fellowship analyze the characters and plot of Dickens' popular and enduring novel. Using dramatized key scenes from the work, Parker and Grove discuss the behavior of the characters and speculate on Dickens' intentions when he placed them in the various predicaments depicted. Several of these situations are associated with actual people and events in Dickens' hometown of Rochester, England. Parker and Grove offer different views on Pip's unique relationship with each of the characters, including Mrs. Havisham, Estella, Abel, Joe Gargery, and Magwitch. Themes discussed include penal reform, chains of events leading to catastrophic and unforeseen circumstances, unrequited love, and the human tendency of Dickens' characters to learn things the hard way.

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