Eye For Film >> Movies >> David Copperfield (1999) DVD Review
Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe MurrayRead Angus Wolfe Murray's film review of David Copperfield
The colour and clarity of the print is perfect. Also, the sound and music are sublime.
The only decent extra is The Making Of... which is a conventionally made half hour documentary on Dickens's early life, his feelings for his first novel and how autobiographical it is. Academics are interviewed on the subject, which is easy to understand and interesting. Mixed in with the educational stuff are scenes from the film, or rather actors hanging about in the cold, waiting to do their bit, often talking to camera in an informal, chatty way. The producer and director are there, too, discussing the adaptation. It's never boring.
Rob Lane's music is Rob Lane's music and the Trailers are an excuse to advertise the other, longer treats from the BBC's recent classic series, now on DVD.Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2001