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Great Books: Great Expectations (2003)

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Like Dickens' other stories, "Great Expectations" was published as a serial and was an instant hit. Authors, actors, and scholars discuss the many interpretations of Miss Havisham and Pip's desire to become a gentleman.

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01:00
Great Books: Great Expectations

A Tale of Two Cities

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The ultimate tale of love, honor and sacrifice during the bloodstained French Revolution is movingly brought to life in this sumptuous production. The dashing Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride) stars in dual roles as the cynical lawyer Sydney Carton and the disenchanted aristocrat Charles Darnay, both in love with the same woman (Alice Krige, Silent Hill, TV's Deadwood). Also starring Peter Cushing (Star Wars), this Golden Globe-nominated version of the Charles Dickens classic thrillingly captures all the drama and emotion of one of history's most explosive eras.

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02:36
A Tale of Two Cities