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Bleak House Movie Review Summary

Actors: Diana Rigg, Denholm Elliot

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This a very moving classic, Charles Dicken's novel of intrigue, love and self destruction. Denholm Elliot and Diana Rigg star in this 19th century commentary on the injustices of the justice system of that time. The infamous Jarndyce case has been dragging itslf through the court system, long enough to ruin lives and leave families devastated. John Jarndyce, a wealthy gentleman, takes on orphaned wards of the system and tries to give them a positive lifestyle. The case revolves around these wards and the people they come into contact day to day. It is a powerful tale of greed, social decay, and misery in the world of Dicken's at that time.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!    -   fights between haves and have-nots    -   fighting discrim. (other than racial/gender) Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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