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Great Expectations (1946) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by David Lean and produced by Ronald Neame and Anthony Havelock-Allan.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John Bryan; Set Decoration: Wilfred ShingletonWon
Best CinematographyGuy GreenWon
Best DirectorDavid LeanNominated
Best PictureJ. Arthur Rank-CineguildNominated
Best WritingDavid Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald NeameNominated
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Pip: [narrating] I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.


[welcoming Pip to her decaying mansion]
Miss Havisham: Come nearer. Let me look at you. Come close. Look at me. You aren't afraid of a woman who has never seen the sun since before you were born?


Joe Gargery: Pip! A young gentleman of great expectations.


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One of the few films to be shown on commercial network television after it had been shown many times on local stations, including PBS affiliates.
Francis L. Sullivan previously played Jaggers in the 1934 version.
David Lean wanted his film to have a feeling of heightened realism. Working closely in conjunction with art director John Bryan and cinematographer Guy Green, he employed several tricks, such as forced perspective, to achieve this effect. The famous opening shot in the graveyard, for instance, features a brooding church in the background which in reality was only 3 meters high.
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