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Best film versions of English Lit texts?

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TeenPlusTwenties Sun 09-Feb-20 16:10:04

I'd like to get some film versions of DD's set texts, but only if they are true to the text without inventing stuff.

Macbeth should be easy, because no one messes with Shakespeare do they?

But are there any true-to-text versions of Jekyll & Hyde or An Inspector Calls out there?
Or good quality audio versions? (The only non abridged J&H I've found is really quite boring to listen to. this one

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PuppyMonkey Sun 09-Feb-20 16:16:15

There’s a great old film version of Inspector Calls with Alistair Simm if you can find it. Or maybe there’s a a video of the famous National Theatre production somewhere?

helpmum2003 Sun 09-Feb-20 16:27:30

This is a great Inspector Calls DVD

www.amazon.co.uk/Inspector-Calls-DVD-David-Thewlis/dp/B0144E0SW2?tag=mumsnetforu03-21

My child did a different Shakespeare and we found the book in this series good...

www.amazon.co.uk/Macbeth-Plain-Simple-English-Translation/dp/1475026854/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=macbeth+bookcaps&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1581265616&sr=8-1

TeenPlusTwenties Sun 09-Feb-20 16:55:55

We saw the NT play, doubt there will be a DVD of it as it is on tour.

From reading the reviews, both the AIC seem to have 'flashbacks'. I understand why, but fear my lower ability DD might get confused. I'd really love a 'film of the play' if at all possible?

(It's interesting to look at the 'also viewed' and 'also bought' items. GCSE texts abound!)

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Feb-20 17:00:56

I use this AIC one sometimes - a bit dated but pretty true to the text: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuHvGPpq8TM

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 09-Feb-20 17:04:04

And this one but I don't like the Mr Birling actor: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXT0FgfrQWM

TeenPlusTwenties Sun 09-Feb-20 17:16:43

Thank you Remus that first one looks good.

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MsJaneAusten Sun 09-Feb-20 22:58:28

Don’t let her watch any of the Jekyll & Hyde movies. None of them follow the story, not even the animated version.

There’s a good audiobook on audible - Richard E Grant reads it.

TreeClimbingCat Mon 10-Feb-20 18:39:37

Remus that is the one we watched but I agree Birling is quite the pompous arrogant arse he is meant to be.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 10-Feb-20 19:18:12

All the J&H ones are awful.

TeenPlusTwenties Mon 10-Feb-20 19:23:27

All the J&H ones are awful.

I thought as much, but was hoping there was a hidden gem out there.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 10-Feb-20 19:26:15

I live in hope!

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