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Book to screen - the best and worst adaptations

Great Expectations

Sometimes a good book inspires a similarly brilliant film and viewers are treated to an Atonement, a Brighton Rock or an LA Confidential. But it's just as common for Hollywood to get its hands on a wonderful novel and drain the life from...

As Charles Dickens' classic Great Expectations receives yet another film adaptation (this time from Mike Newell, with Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Jeremy Irvine in the cast) and James Patterson's Alex Cross novels inspire another film, check out our rundown of the finest - and most pitiful - attempts to take a story from the printed page to the celluloid screen.

 

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