“Bleak House”: Dickens in Wolf’s Clothing

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I finally got a chance to watch the first installment of PBS’s Bleak House, starring Gillian Anderson. They did a really good job bringing the book to the screen, and Anderson is perfect. But, as an astute friend of mine noticed, there are all kinds of hilarious editing and sound effects that are more Dick Wolf than Charles Dickens. I half-expected to see Goren join Mr. Tulkinghorn in putting the squeeze on Lady Dedlock!