Great Expectations Overview:

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)

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

[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?

Pip: [narrating] I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.

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Guy Green replaced Robert Krasker as cinematographer on this film. David Lean and Ronald Neame were not satisfied with Krasker's studio recreation of the marshes in the opening scenes.
Alec Guinness was very nervous and self-conscious when he started filming, as he found his wig to be particularly uncomfortable.
David Lean was not a particularly well-read man, and only became aware of the power of Charles Dickens' story when his wife Kay Walsh dragged him along to a theatrical production of "Great Expectations" in 1939. Incidentally, playing Herbert Pocket in this production, was a young Alec Guinness, whom Lean subsequently cast in the same role in the film version. Aside from bit parts, it was Guinness' first major screen role and was also the first of six films he made with Lean. Martita Hunt was also in the stage production, playing Miss Havisham, a role she reprised in the film.
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