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anasui1 t1_jdok3fg wrote

not every goddamn tale needs a gritty remake


OneGoodRib t1_jdpsvyj wrote

Yeah why would someone want to make a story that's half about an escaped convict and a crazy woman living in a decaying house full of rotting food gritty.


quettil t1_jdr10zs wrote

The irony is that Dickens was always supposed to be gritty, it was about the awful conditions of the early 19th century.


GipsyDangerV1 t1_jdqgqd3 wrote

Remake is not the right word to use there my guy. You're looking for Adaptation. This is a new and gritty adaptation, it's not a remake of anything


cabose7 t1_jdp9tru wrote

Steven Knight has never met a Dickens story he wouldn't make grimdark


FortunateCrawdad t1_jdpeinl wrote

I'm down for interesting adaptations of books I read as a child, but the thought of making Great Expectations gritty is so fucking dumb. I'd rather watch a Moby Dick musical.


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orochi_crimson t1_jdrdwb1 wrote

Another day, another dime, another rhyme, another dollar.

Another stuffed shirt with another white collar.


mirror_number t1_jdqt8x4 wrote

Well you're in luck because a Moby Dick musical exists and it's by one of the most promising composers of musicals working today.


MrmmphMrmmph t1_jdplg9u wrote

Gritty as Mrs Haversham I might watch.


MulciberTenebras t1_jdpm4vz wrote

Most of the reviews say Haversham is the only good thing in this adapt


Janie_Mac t1_jdr9dst wrote

The only reason I'm considering watching it is because Olivia Coleman is in it so fair enough.


MrX16 t1_jdrf4rv wrote

It's a grim book, gritty fits the bill


Aevum1 t1_jdulr04 wrote

actually... Great expectations dosnt need a gritty remake, Its pretty gritty on its own.

Its about a poor boy that is hired to entertain a girl thats been brainwashed by her left at the altar aunt to hate men and torture them. (which is as much as i can say without spoiling)


drupoxy t1_jdpheme wrote

What was this a "remake" of?


Xalimata t1_jdpiknf wrote

The book?


MulciberTenebras t1_jdpkbfy wrote

But with more sex and gratuitous violence added


Xalimata t1_jdpkl3m wrote

The only violence I remember in the book is when Pip punched that kid got thrashed by that kid and the fire at the end. Dickens does not have a lot of violence* in his books.

EDIT: Granted its been a century since I read the book so

*You could argue all the injustice and economic fuckery is violence but that is a different sort of violence. Also I never read Tale of Two Cities so yeah.


MulciberTenebras t1_jdpl8sm wrote

Well this version has more shooting and stabbing and all around violent acts (like trying to imitate Peaky Blinders)

Also, Miss Haversham is apparently into BDSM in this version


Xalimata t1_jdplg6x wrote

> Also, Miss Haversham is apparently into BDSM in this version

What? The rotten cake lady? The lady who was stood up at the alter and just sort of...stopped living? How does that make sense?


MulciberTenebras t1_jdplrbd wrote

She wants revenge on men, but apparently they decided it needed to be... kinkier.


MessiahOfMetal t1_jdq0j8y wrote

> (like trying to imitate Peaky Blinders)

And both shows were written by the same guy (he did both for the BBC, too, along with his version of A Christmas Carol starring Guy Pearce).


TheTrueHappy t1_je97deb wrote

There's only been 2 episodes so far, and no scene of Havisham being into bdsm. Unless you are missing her up with Pip's sister, who does have a scene whipping a guy.


aLilBlindKid t1_jdr55rh wrote

Not a remake. An adaptation. Also, you clearly didn’t read the source material as it wasn’t some happy-go-lucky rainbow romp.