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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Masterpiece Theatre 9pm EST tonight

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Tonight PBS will show a BBC production of TOCS. Judging by the DVD cover, Nell looks too old (she's supposed to be 13). I think the interesting thing will be the depiction of the contrasts that Dickens uses in the book.

*The age contrast between Nell and her grandfather

*The good Nell vs. the evil Quilp

*The effeminate Sampson Brass vs. the masculine Sally Brass

*The free-spirited Dick Swiveller vs. the trapped Marchioness

The movie is only 90 minutes which seems short for a Dickens novel but there is not as much action to be portrayed as there would be in say Bleak House.

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