A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities
It is a tale known well, filmed many times over the years, but never better than this early black and white version from the MGM Studios, David O. Selznick producing. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"-- Charles Dickens juxtaposes England and France, George and Louis, tradition and revolution. One of the most beloved of Dickens' stories, finding not only countries and conditions compared, but also two individuals thrown up in stark contrast to one another: -- the dissolute barrister Sydney Carton (Ronald Colman) and the young, somewhat callow aristocrat Charles… More
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"Several of the big crowd scenes, especially the storming of the Bastille, are big-budget showstoppers with thousands of extras filling the frame in a way CGI still can't match."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Selznick managed to create the cinematic equivalent of "the best of times" without a downside."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Selznick's last production before leaving MGM to form his own company, this lavish film is an eloquent version of Dickens classic, benefiting from Ronald Colman's suave performance and the studio's reliable stock company."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's everything I expect from a Dickens adaptation: a grand, sweeping storyline; impeccable period costumes and sets; and colorful villains and selfless heroes."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Best telling so far of classic novel w/fine Colman turn."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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