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Old 12-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For all the incarnations of the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" to be aired on various and sundry channels till you have get into the Xmas mood. Now there's so many variations of this story that have been put on film the original point is slammed home like a stake in the heart.

My favorite Scrooge is the 1951 version with Alastair Sim with a close second being the 1938 version with Reginald Owen.

I guess I'm a sucker for the classics.

Any of you guys have a version you like (or hate) to put out there?
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I liked the made for TNT version from 1999 with Patrick Stewart, when it came out.

The computer-generated animated version with Jim Carey is pretty good in my opinion. Best Ghost #1, by far. There was a long action sequence in Stave 4 that had nothing to do with the book.

The 1984 version with George C Scott I liked until I saw the two previously mentioned versions.

I think it is really difficult to be 100% true to the book with a two-hour run-time film, and without computer-generated special effects.

I hate the sappy made-for-tv movies in which modern people are confronted by the 3-ghosts of Christmas followed by the redemption bit. I don't always get to choose the channel.
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I know the version with Alastair Sim is the best, but my favorite is with Reginald Owen. Can't tell you how many times I've watched it this year alone. Hated it the first time I saw that stupid hair cut on Scrooge. Now I'm hooked. The 1935 movie with Seymour Hicks is interesting too...like the Bob Cratchit in that one. Muppets Christmas Carol is most true to the story of them all.

If only Scrooge had a Triumph...
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My favorite Scrooge is the 1951 version with Alastair Sim
Dingdingdingding! Winner!

Yes - this one is THE best. Incredibly dark - and very well played by Sim. Has not been beaten yet. The different facial expressions - like his absolute smugness when he and Marley are buying out his old bosses company (not Fezziwig, the other one) - absolutely superb.
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when he and Marley are buying out his old bosses company
Good cinema, but that was not in the book.
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That's a good point. You get the most from reading book. Nothing else compares.
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