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Encyclopedia > Great Expectations (1998 film)
Great Expectations

Great Expectations poster
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Written by Charles Dickens
(novel)
Mitch Glazer
(screenplay)
Starring Ethan Hawke
Gwyneth Paltrow
Robert DeNiro
Anne Bancroft
Chris Cooper
Music by Patrick Doyle
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) 1998-01-30 (US and Canada)
1998-03-13 (Mexico)
1998-04-17 (UK wide release)
Running time 111 min
Language English
Official website
IMDb profile

Great Expectations is a 1998 contemporary film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert DeNiro, Anne Bancroft and Chris Cooper. Despite its popular and respected cast of actors, the movie received mixed reviews. Alfonso Cuaron Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (born November 28, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican film director. ... Dickens redirects here. ... Ethan Hawke at press conference for Before Sunrise at the 1995 Berlinale. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert De Niro Robert De Niro, Jr. ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... There are at least three people called Chris Cooper Chris Cooper (actor) - American actor Chris Cooper (radio) - Sports presenter on talkSPORT Chris Cooper 96 (tourism) - Aggieland This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire) is a Scottish musician and composer who is well-known for his work with film scores. ... Emmanuel Lubezki is a Mexican cinematographer born in 1964. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Film adaptation is the transfer of a written work to a feature film. ... Dickens redirects here. ... Great Expectations is a Bildungsroman (a novel tracing the life of the protagonist) by Charles Dickens and first serialized in All the Year Round from December 1860 to August 1861. ... Alfonso Cuaron Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (born November 28, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican film director. ... Ethan Hawke at press conference for Before Sunrise at the 1995 Berlinale. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert De Niro Robert De Niro, Jr. ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... There are at least three people called Chris Cooper Chris Cooper (actor) - American actor Chris Cooper (radio) - Sports presenter on talkSPORT Chris Cooper 96 (tourism) - Aggieland This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

Contents

Cast

Actor Role
Ethan Hawke Finnegan 'Finn' Bell
Gwyneth Paltrow Estella
Chris Cooper Uncle Joe
Anne Bancroft Ms. Nora Dinsmoor
Robert De Niro Arthur Lustig
Hank Azaria Walter Plane
Jeremy James Kissner Finnegan Bell Age 10
Raquel Beaudene Estella Age 10

Ethan Hawke at press conference for Before Sunrise at the 1995 Berlinale. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... There are at least three people called Chris Cooper Chris Cooper (actor) - American actor Chris Cooper (radio) - Sports presenter on talkSPORT Chris Cooper 96 (tourism) - Aggieland This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Robert Mario DeNiro Jr. ... Henry Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American actor, comedian and voice artist. ... Kissner in A Dog of Flanders, 1999 Jeremy James Kissner (born March 24, 1985) is an American actor. ...

Trivia

  • While sharing the title with the 1861 Charles Dickens novel, it is only loosely based on it.
  • Ca d' Zan, a mansion in Sarasota, Fl, stood for Ms. Dismoor mansion. It once belonged to circus magnate John Ringling and his wife Mable

Francesco Clemente (born in Naples in 1952) is an Italian painter. ...

Soundtrack

The song "Siren" was written especially for this film by Tori Amos. The soundtrack also includes songs by popular artists such as Scott Weiland, Iggy Pop, and The Verve Pipe. Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Scott Weiland (born October 27, 1967 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American musician, lyricist and vocalist. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... The Verve Pipe is an American post-grunge band from East Lansing, Michigan. ...


Reviews & Box Office

Great Expectations received moderate to poor reviews. Roger Ebert gave it 3 stars, and said ``Great Expectations begins as a great movie (I was spellbound by the first 30 minutes) but ends as only a good one."¹ RottenTomatoes.com gives Great Expectations a 38% critical review. IMDB.com users have rated the film 6.4/10. The film earned a total for $26.3 million (US).

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