Great Expectations


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Best movie in the whole world....amazing and absoloutly favorite movie

>>By Kris   (Friday, 27 Dec 2002 18:59)

I was VERY disappointed with the movie. They ruined Estella's character. In the book, she never loved Pip (or Finn, in the movie). In the movie, they make it appear that shes just as much in love with him as he is with her, just that she denies it or doesn't realize it. The character of Estella was designed that she didn't know how to love, that she didn't feel. The movie was totally unfaithful to that.

>>By Rachel   (Friday, 3 Jan 2003 08:22)

Gwinth Paltrow, or Gwynth Paltry, or the heronne, you know, the blonde is REALLY SMASHING.

>>By FancyTickler   (Friday, 24 Jan 2003 06:43)

i think this is a great movie but for some reason blockbuster does not carry it?

>>By Anna   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 22:19)

the movie is amazing, could anybody possibly tell me the connection to the color green? practically the whole movie is green, clothes, walls, nails, and the paint he paints the bottom of the boat with. i can only thing of Green with envy. please help me with this.

>>By americanpms   (Monday, 27 Jan 2003 02:39)

it was a nice movie, the characters are great!!

>>By chay-bet   (Friday, 7 Feb 2003 14:10)

Great Expectations...hmmm, well, it doesn't follow the novel very well which is somewhat aggrivating, but a decent film nonetheless. Good cinimatography (I am also pondering the green tones, americanpms, very strange.), but the characters aren't developed enough to make them likeable (or unlikeable, depending). If it were more closely adapted to the novel, this film would be much better.

>>By Timmah   (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 20:05)

I'm also trying to figure out what the color green symbolizes in the movie. You can't help but notice that practically the whole movie is green.... clothes, walls, etc....   (Tuesday, 11 Feb 2003 22:14)

The color green makes me wonder as well. What does it mean? I also thought of the envy that Finn might feel towards Stella, or to him being recognized as a famous artist. i don't really know but I would like to know the directors intent, or since I've never read the book, Charles Dickens intent if there was some overriding theme in the book having to do with the color green.

>>By greg   (Friday, 14 Feb 2003 00:08)

While it is true that Pip (or Finn in the case of the film) is a jealous person, it doesn't seem to be strong enough a theme to turn the entire movie green. I could be wrong though.

>>By Timmah   (Saturday, 15 Feb 2003 16:37)

I think the green symbolizes wealth. The rich characters only wear green, and Pip starts to wear it when he becomes a well known artist.

>>By ashley   (Sunday, 23 Feb 2003 23:59)

"And couple all this with Tony Burrough's lush production design, which uses the color green as a recurring motif, you have one beautifully-crafted film."

>>By j   (Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003 05:31)

One of the main themes of the book is envy and jealousy, therefore I believe that is the reason for all the green...the money sounds like a good explanation too.

>>By katieo   (Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003 08:22)

kann anybodz tell me the name of the artist??

>>By katha   (Thursday, 13 Mar 2003 16:25)

They just picked green to portray the movie...all the green clothing is by donna karen and the green just serves as the theme....

>>By alm   (Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 17:24)

This movie may have been romantically spell-binding, but it ruins the hwole classical Victorian theme of the original Great Expectations by Charles Dickens with a mood of 'grotesque tragicomic'. In this movie the colour green may associate with envy, how Finn evies Estella for her social position and wealth, also the theme of ambition and desire. I'd rather stick with the old black and white movie.

>>By D.G   (Monday, 14 Apr 2003 05:55)

i think this is the best movie, whether it follows the book or not, it is captivating, and has a wonderful storyline. I think each character is enchanting and the soundtrack couldn't have been any better.

>>By nicolle   (Friday, 18 Apr 2003 02:12)

Ok- Here's the thing with the green: Colors have influences on us. Ever wonder why McDonalds, Burger king, ect are all painted in shades of reds, and oranges? It's cause warm colors make us hungry.
Green is considered a "sexual" color. If you don't believe me, just take the green M & M for example-advertisers make her green for a reason-(ain't she sexy? Uh you get it). So the directors put all that green in the scenes to give us (the veiwer) an intense feeling of sexuality and desire thoughout the movie. (The movie is ALL about desire-hence the greenness)
I think that green also represented envy, hence the saying "green with envy." Each one of the characters had something to envy in someone else and this was one of the driving themes within the movie, especially with Finn. Finn was always very envious of Estella's wealth and status which is the main reason he accepted Ragno's offer to become an artist in New York in the first place. On the other hand, Estella envied Finn's ability to express emotions, Nora Dinsmore envied those who were happy in relationships which was why she tried to use Estella as a tool to get back at the male race, DeNiro's character envied Finn's goodness which is why he spent his whole life dedicated to helping Finn. At one point or another in the movie each of the characters is burdened with envy which is one of the major reasons for unhappiness in people. I think the writers of the movie show green constantly to remind of the envy between characters.
Also... Alfonso Cuarón's favorite color is green and that's why he uses it so much in every film he has directed, not only "Great Expectations" but also "A Little Princess", "Sólo con tu pareja" and "Y tu mamá también".

>>By A.R.T.   (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 21:21)

i would aslo really like to know who the REAL ARTIST in this movies is.....i love his work.

>>By cassie   (Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 01:40)

i loved this movie, it really moved me, congratulations to all the cast.
the plot is exellent

>>By camilita   (Sunday, 4 May 2003 05:54)

Great Expectations its a beautiful movie and the history is a wonderful .
I loved this movie and loved a Ethan Hawke
I will be read the novel Great Expectations because the book contains the real history .
See you later !!
Thanks!! °°For made this a great movie
My english no its good but hoped understand me.

>>By Angelius   (Thursday, 8 May 2003 04:59)

What does she say in French?

>>By Joe   (Saturday, 10 May 2003 19:25)

I loved the movie great expectations. It's all my friends and my favorite movie, expecially the end

>>By angel1000   (Thursday, 22 May 2003 16:30)

ok my thing is like why is the movie so totally different from the book like in the book i got the idea the havisham is all old and wicked and then in the movie she is cute so why are there so many differences? can you list more differences.

>>By mango   (Friday, 23 May 2003 00:09)

for A.R.T

for the "adore topic", is that mean that if i met a person who exactly similar as myself then i would hate that person? (because in that case, we would envy things that we dont have in order to balance or fill in our uncompleteness)

that's all

>>By i.a.u   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 10:31)

btw, whatta nice analysis A.R.T

>>By i.a.u   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 10:34)

What does she say in French? It's really hard to understand the gist of that language without knowing...they should have subtitles.

>>By nycgal   (Saturday, 21 Jun 2003 08:57)

the artist is named francesco clemente. he's italian and if you like his work you should get "Life is Parardise. The Portraits of Francesco Clementre." they are beautiful!

>>By finn   (Monday, 7 Jul 2003 09:08)

When Estella is speaking to Finn in French she says, Je vais aller à France demain, meaning I have to go to France tomorrow. He says I don't speak French, she replies with Quel dommage, which damage. So she did tell him she was going away to school.

>>By gel   (Sunday, 13 Jul 2003 18:43)

This movie is filled with emotion, it captivates you and makes your mind think in a different way. I think taht it is wonderful definately one of my favourites. Does any one know of any movies taht are like this one, the same kind of drama/romance?

>>By Juliet   (Monday, 14 Jul 2003 07:10)

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