Publishing his first novel in the 1830s, Charles Dickens has become widely recognized as the greatest English novelist of all time. Although he didn’t live to see the advent of cinema, his unforgettable characters, his fondness for realism, and his universal appeal have inspired more than 300 film adaptations. This holiday season, to celebrate the bicentennial of Dickens’s birth and his tremendous influence on cinematic history, the Dryden will be screening four films adapted from his body of work.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
(George Cukor, US 1935, 130 min.)
Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
(David Lean, UK 1946, 113 min.)
Thursday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m.
(Richard Donner, US 1988, 101 min.)
Thursday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m.
(David Lean, UK 1948, 105 min.)