Great Expectations (2012) Script

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Director:Mike Newell
Written by:Charles Dickens (Novel), David Nicholls (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's 'Uncle Pumblechook' to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love, then Pip—a humble orphan—suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

The Personal History of David Copperfield Script

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Director:Armando Iannucci
Written by:Charles Dickens (Novel), Armando Iannucci (Screenplay), Simon Blackwell (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

David Copperfield Script

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Director:George Cukor
Written by:Charles Dickens (Novel), Hugh Walpole (Adaptation), Howard Estabrook (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him.

Oliver & Company Script

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Director:George Scribner
Written by:Jim Cox (Screenplay), Tim Disney (Screenplay), James Mangold (Screenplay), Charles Dickens (Novel)

Script Synopsis:This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang's thieving missions, his life changes forever.

The Muppet Christmas Carol Script

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Director:Brian Henson
Written by:Charles Dickens (Novel), Jerry Juhl (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

Nicholas Nickleby Script

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Director:Douglas McGrath
Written by:Charles Dickens (Novel), Douglas McGrath (Adaptation)

Script Synopsis:The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping uncle.

Oliver! Script

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Director:Carol Reed
Written by:Charles Dickens (Screenplay), Lionel Bart (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.

Great Expectations Script

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Director:Alfonso Cuarón
Written by:Charles Dickens (Novel), Mitch Glazer (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, "Great Expectations" takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.

A Christmas Carol

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Director:Brian Desmond Hurst
Written by:Charles Dickens (Author), Noel Langley (Adaptation)

Script Synopsis:Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel miserly businessman until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three spirits, sent show him how his unhappy childhood and maladaptive adult behavior over has let him a selfish, lonely, bitter old man. Released in the USA as "A Christmas Carol".