Silent Dickens: Oliver Twist & Dickens' London
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Silent Dickens: Oliver Twist & Dickens' London
A unique chance to see these rare silent films, all based on Dickens' classic tales. Almost one hundred film versions of Dickens' stories were made before the coming of sound, very few survive. The films in our programme show how early cinema pioneers worked to transform a tale from page to screen. The programme includes Scrooge; or Marley's Ghost (UK, 4 mins, 1901), the first existing film adaptation; Gabriel Grub (date unknown, 8 mins), a unique lantern slide experiment; The Cricket on the Hearth (USA, 1909, 14 mins), directed by D W Griffiths; and a 1922 version of Oliver Twist,… More
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