Little Dorrit [1987
] Great novels don't always give great films... but this is a great film based on a great novel. Maybe it is because the film is more a painting of the atmosphere rather than the mere story.... Many adaptations fail by trying too hard to tell the story... The story may only have been a pretext and the heart of a book maybe elsewhere... In this case the film has capture the heart, the spirit, of the book. Well worth having.