Charles Dickens and Silent Cinema

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    Even before the coming of sound there were around a hundred adaptations of Dickens' works on film - not only made in this country but around the globe. In this short film we explore the world of silent cinema, its audience, its innovations, and why early film provided the ideal medium for Dickens' stories. For more on the BFI's Dickens on Screen project see All titles on the BFI Films channel are preserved in the vast collections of the BFI National Archive. To find out more about the Archive visit
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    BFI (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
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    Resource type: Video
    Last modified: 7 years, 2 months ago
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