From multi Oscar®-winning Oliver! to BBC’s hit series Bleak House, the world of film and TV have endeavoured to translate Dickens’s immortal stories to the screen. Dickens’s highly visual narrative style inspired early film-makers and many have credited the author with providing the very DNA that cinematic language is based upon. The oldest surviving film version of a work by Dickens – an adaptation of A Christmas Carol – is from 1901 and over a hundred years later Dickens’s works are still being filmed for cinema and TV and every one of his 15 novels has been filmed at least twice.
Film, TV & Radio
Dickens on Screen National Tour
The BFI's programme of Dickens titles on screen will tour around the UK throughout 2012.
Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA)
The film and TV retrospective ‘Dickens on Film’ will make a stop in New York and will be hosted at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 2012.