Saturday, October 15

Oliver Twist

Storytelling is at its best in a tale by Dickens. Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist is marvelously atmospheric and captures the brutality of the workhouses of Dickens' time. As Fagin I have to admire Ben Kingsley in this adaptation who, at the hands of Polanski, was a very human Jew. Thankfully no sentimental singing this time and more blood than I remember. And, may I say, Michael Heath, you were great as Mr Sourberry.

Here's what the BBC had to say


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