David Copperfield


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icon-charles-dickensDickens at 200

David Copperfield

  • 1922
  • Directed By: A. W. Sandberg
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama, Romance
  • 80 Minutes
  1. Saturday, February 4, 2012 7:00 p.m.
  2. Sunday, February 5, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film David Copperfield

World Premiere - New Orchestral Score

A.W. Sandberg was a studio director at the Danish studio, Nordisk Film, who became their head of production. There, he launched a series of very ambitious adaptations of Charles Dickens novels. David Copperfield is considered the best of these lavish, beautifully photographed films. The camerawork, staging, and editing is simple, where the attention was focused on bringing the abundance of rich characters from the novels to life. The film manages to capture many of the colors and nuances in Charles Dickens’ haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies, and manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Click here to download a copy of the World Premiere poster.

Live Orchestral Accompaniment

The score to David Copperfield by Ari Fisher was commissioned by the Indiana University Cinema in celebration of Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday. The work is provided courtesy of Ari Fisher, The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Trustees of Indiana University.

Nicholas Hersh will be conducting.

(35mm presentation) You can find a press release for the project here.