Widescreen, in rich, gorgeous color, and with even richer characters, Christine Edzard’s six-hour 1987 Little Dorrit is the best film ever made from Charles Dickens—above all, the one most deeply rooted in Victorian social realities. The new double-DVD of this engrossing, moving film is, finally, the home presentation that Edzard’s brilliant film deserves. Included among […]

LITTLE DORRIT (Christine Edzard, 1987)

The financier Merdle is a secular God in Charles Dickens’ excoriating Little Dorrit, a richly detailed novel that marked the author’s second step, after Hard Times, toward more baleful fiction. It was fully accepted and expected that Merdle would buy up the whole of England to extraordinarily beneficial effect so highly he was seen as […]