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Press Trust Of India
Los Angeles, November 21, 2013
Gravity helmer Alfonso Cuaron says it was a mistake that he made an adaptation of Charles Dickens' the Great Expectations. The 51-year-old filmmaker took on the task of modernising the classic story in 1998, but was extremely hesitant about taking on the project, especially after his success with critically acclaimed film The Little Princess, in 1995, said the Hollywood Reporter.

"I got a bit engaged in the machinery. I forgot that I used to do my own stuff, and I became this reader of screenplays that they were sending to me. And I started forgetting that I had a voice. It started to become more about the industry," Cuaron said.

"And then I did a film that was a horrible experience, Great Expectations. That is a film that I should have not done. I passed many times, and then I ended up saying yes for the wrong reasons," he added.