Monday, July 27, 2009

Little Dorrit

We finished Little Dorrit.
Mystery~sweetness~foolishness~irony~suspense~forgiveness~good character
all describe this classic story~definitely worth the 4-disc viewing time.
Maybe I'll even put it on my birthday wish list.
It was that good!

Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death — threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving.

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1 comment:

Molly Mo's said...

I loved Little Dorrit - watched it on PBS a couple months ago! It's nice to see someone else who appreciates Dickens as much as I do, not everyone "gets it". Great life lessons in his stories.

Take care,