Sunday, May 3, 2009
Masterpiece Theatre 9pm EST tonight
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.