I watched the movie, read the book - and now I’m re-watching the movie. (It’s probably my favourite Dickens so far.)
One thing I’d forgotten about: how in the first five minutes of the movie (and the first five pages of the book) we learn that Mr. Nickleby Senior lost his fortune through speculation. Together with Messrs. Clennam, Dorrit and Thornton Sr., that makes up a fair number of luckless gentlemen whom I’ve come across in the last week only.
Bankers and stockbrokers: ruining lives since 1838.
(Or rather 1698/1721, because we mustn’t forget the Company of Scotland and the South Sea Bubble).