Nicholls described in interviews that he saw Dickens' work as his childhood defining novel, having first read the book when he was fourteen and it having since remained his favourite.
He also praised the 1946 version, directed by David Lean.
Intimidation can refer to the act of making someone feel timid or afraid — like what you sometimes do to your brother — or it can also refer to that fearful feeling itself.
Intimidation might make members of a jury hesitate to convict a defendant.
The two worked together on further developing the screenplay and finding the funding for the film.The world premiere of Great Expectations took place at the Odeon Leicester Square on 21 October 2012, which closed the 2012 BFI London Film Festival.Intimidation can also refer to feeling threatened, discouraged, or afraid because you're facing something stronger or superior.You might feel a sense of intimidation right before your soccer team plays the undefeated state champs.David Nicholls was asked to develop the screenplay after he had worked on the 2007 film And When Did You Last See Your Father?
, and while he was working on an adaptation for television of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles for the BBC.