There either is or is not, that’s the way things are. The colour of the day. The way it felt to be a child. The saltwater on your sunburnt legs. Sometimes the water is yellow, sometimes it’s red. But what colour it may be in memory, depends on the day. I’m not going to tell you the story the way it happened. I’m going to tell it the way I remember it. — Great Expectations (1998) Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón, David Mamet, & Mitch Glazer. Based on the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. (Chapman & Hall; Serialized 1860-1; book form 1861) Though the quote is often attributed to Dickens, it’s authorship is credited to Mitch Glazer.