Classic Literature and Cinema

3x60' | Arts&Culture | HD
GBR 2020
for Sky Art UK
From Boris Pasternak's struggle to release Dr Zhivago, Shakespeare's tragic Romeo & Juliet, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Alexander Dumas , the Bronte Sisters to James Baldwin’s recent If Beale Street Could Talk, this series tells the story of how these books have been immortalised in film. 3DD & Sky's new series explores the greatest authors, their writing and influences and how they played a huge part of the new medium of cinema. Both reigniting interest in each other.
The first series features three genres, Love & Romance, Adventures of A Lifetime and Crime & Punishment. The fascinating story of each genre will have the added benefit of narration by Mariella Frostrup. 3DD are very excited Mariella has joined to bring her unique position of having spent much of her career celebrating and discussing the great authors of our time.


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