They include, among others, Quinlan, Bouvia, Dutch euthanasia, Baby Louise Brown, surrogate motherhood, Baby Jane Doe, Tuskegee, Christiaan Barnard's first heart transplant, Barney Clark
's artificial heart, and Baby Fae.
Ben Kingsley as Fagin and Barney Clark
as Oliver; ABUSED: Nancy and Twist
, 12, stars as Dickens' young hero Oliver Twist
Fagin Ben Kingsley Oliver Twist Barney Clark
Bill Sykes Jamie Foreman Artful Dodger Harry Eden Nancy Leanne Rowe Mr.
, the first artificial heart recipient, lived 112 days after receiving a Jarvik-7 in 1982.
A competent cast, with especially fine performances from Ben Kingsley, above, and Barney Clark
tackle a bare bones version of the Dickens tale.
While Barney Clark
's Oliver and Harry Eden's Artful Dodger match past performances, Ben Kingsley's Fagin steals the film.
MORE PLEASE: Barney Clark
as Oliver in the classic Dickens scene; PICK A POCKET: Barney's Oliver with Fagin, played by Ben Kingsley
THE STARS: Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark
, Jamie Foreman, Harry Eden, Leanne Rowe
It stars 11-year-old Barney Clark
as Oliver and Sir Ben Kingsley (or just plain Ben Kingsley, as he appears in the credits) as Fagin
, in 1982, was the first person to receive a Jarvik-7 LVAD.
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski and screenwriter Ronald Harwood, who previously collaborated on The Pianist, reunite for this bold new retelling of Dickens that's set to make a star of its young hero, played by Barney Clark