April 12, 2009

"in the dear dead days gone by without recall..."

I'm completely hooked by this lavish and detailed production of Dicken's LITTLE DORRIT on masterpiece theater - I've sadly never read the book, but the care that has gone in to what will be a five episode series, strikes me as what must be one of the most faithful film adaptations of one of Dicken's works - it's thick with murderous frenchmen, secret last will and testaments wrapped with red ribbons, lost fortunes, heartbroken suitors, the dreaded 'circumlocution office' and my favorite the tedious old sweetheart, Flora. I almost can't wait for this beautiful Sunday to hurry up and be over so that I can watch the third installment tonight!

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