Dickens' descritions remind me of paintings
I don't think he can be adequately represented in film; the words are richer and more vivid than any flat film adaptation. His use of motif and irony does not translate into modern film. The movie versions of Dickens' are now so watered down (bland) for the masses that they manage to remove every bit of the charm of his novels.
Movies are like fast food for the mind, bland, almost resembling what they are supposed be, loaded down with commercial fillers and so tasteless you always wonder why you even bother to eat at all.