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Charles Dickens bicentenary. Celebrations throughout the world

Charles Dickens bicentenary. Celebrations throughout the world
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Charles Dickens on film at MoMA, NY

Charles Dickens characters

Charles Dickens characters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are close to the bicentenary of one of the greatest authors in English language: Charles Dickens. All around the world will celebrate this event. Yareah magazine has already dedicated different moments to Dickens. We admire him and we clap every exhibition or show which helps to spread his novels and works.

Currently, MoMA is presenting a vivid selection of both silent and sound films adapted from the work of this beloved storyteller. Dickens’s highly visual narrative style and vigorous plots have inspired filmmakers throughout the history of cinema. In fact, many critics and scholars believe his alternating stories, divided by chapters within a single novel, helped seed the idea of cross-cutting and the development of film editing. In addition to favorite American and British movie interpretations of A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist, lesser known and rare cinematic adaptations from Canada, Italy, Spain, and the New York underground scene are included.

Fantastic show. Until January 3, 2013.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film; and Adrian Wooton, Codirector, Dickens 2012, and Chief Executive, Film London.

See programe: http://www.moma.org/
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**Charles ( John Huffam ) Dickens was born on February 7 181. English novelist, famous for the humor and goodness of his main characters and for his criticism of social injustice. His major works include The Pickwick Papers (1837), Oliver Twist (1839), Nicholas Nickleby (1839), Old Curiosity Shop (1840–41), Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), David Copperfield (1850), Bleak House (1853), Little Dorrit (1857), and Great Expectations (1861).

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