Friday, May 18, 2007

Nicholas Nickleby

For Gregory ... he doesn't know that movie - have a look!

Only a few people I know really know this movie.

I don't understand why because the storyline is just excellent and also the actors do a great job in here.

Nicholas Nickleby is performed so very well ... it is a stunning movie with a lot of true speaking in it.

By the way for those not knowing ... "Nicholas Nickleby" was written by Charles Dickens!

To give you a summary:

Nicholas Nickleby is one of Dickens’ earliest works, is in the episodic and melodramatic style familiar from The Pickwick Papers, and was published serially 1838-9. It is the story of the Nicklebys (Nicholas, his mother and sister Kate) who have been left penniless by the death of Mr Nickleby. In their poverty and desperation they seek help from Nicholas’s uncle - the difficult and oppressive Ralph Nickleby who is a usurer. Nicholas immediately bothers his uncle due to his independent attitudes and is sent to Dotheboys Hall to teach. He witnesses the mistreatment of orphans there by Wackford Squeers. Disgusted by this and particularly the treatment of Smike, Nicholas thrashes the evil Squeers and escapes with the lad Smike who becomes his close comrade. Nicholas continues on his mission to end ill-treatment. He saves Kate from Sir Mulberry Hawk’s insults and makes a home for the family. Ralph gets his comeuppance eventually despite his continued evil and although Smike dies of consumption, there is a general sense of justice at the novel’s close.

My advice ...go and read the novel or - go and get this movie and watch it!

The actors deserve it - it is a job more than well done!

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