The Extraordinary Mr Dickens

The story behind the ‘About the Readings’ micro-documentary by Lucinda Horrocks.

The Reluctant Producer

I had never been much of a Dickens fan.

I found his writing convoluted and impenetrable. As I saw it, he sacrificed plot every time to indulge his detailed, unnecessary characterisations. I was a frustrated and impatient reader, skipping over paragraphs to get to the next part of the story. I often gave up early in a book attempt. Jary, on the other hand, is a huge admirer, and revisits at least one Dickens novel a year.

So I had mixed feelings when invited in 2009 to see a production of ‘Charles Dickens Performs A Christmas Carol’, with an eye to creating a video promotion. (Jary, needless to say, was delighted).


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Welcome to the Wind & Sky Productions blog.

We hope this blog will be a repository of things interesting, things memorable and things readable in the Wind & Sky Productions world. Here we will post a mixture of production questions and answers, stories about our films, stories about other people’s films, things which inspire us, and things which may be useful for those considering commissioning a film. We may even add some guest posts to spice things up.

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