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Middlemarch, Movie Review

Dorothea Brooke’s greatest desire in life is to dedicate herself to some worthwhile purpose. She thinks she has found this purpose when she meets the scholar, Edward Casaubon, and marries him. It is not long before she is disillusioned. Tertius … Continue reading

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Silas Marner (1985), Movie Review

This adaptation of George Eliot’s Silas Marner is well done. Ben Kingsley is excellent as the titular Silas Marner. He believably shifted from the wronged and angry man to the miser to a loving father. The child who plays baby … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Floss, Movie Review

The 1997 adaptation of The Mill on the Floss is adequate. Emily Watson’s portrayal of Maggie Tulliver manages to make Maggie’s fervent but constrained nature cohesive. Philip Wakem, as played by James Frain, was particularly good, sensitive and cultured. I … Continue reading

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