Only Charles Dickens himself has told the tale of Scrooge better then Green 7's A Carol of Christmas. This rendition of Dickens' classic tale stays true to the story, while adding some laughs along the way.
Misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Future. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.
One year after the classic Dickens' A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge finds himself on a new journey. Once again he is visited by Jacob Marley. This time Scrooge is sent on an adventure ... See full summary »
Steven F. Zambo
Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas? Written by
At the end of Scrooge's visit to the Cratchit's during Christmas Present, Tiny Tim starts singing "Silent Night" which is then taken up by others in various scenes. Originally a German-language hymn written in Austria, it was not translated into English until 1863, a full 20 years after Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol". See more »
A man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live and is full of misery. He cometh up and is cut down like a flower.
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I have to express a bit of disappointment in the new Patrick Stewart version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." While the story holds up fairly well, I got the feeling Stewart (who is one of my favorite personalities and actors) was trying too hard to come up with a different kind of Scrooge--one that would put his signature on the role. In the process, he looks very uncomfortable. His words seem strained and his interaction with the other characters, unnatural.
For one thing, he is so fit, so athletic looking. I don't necessarily need a doddering old Scrooge, but he should have some vulnerability to him. His emotions are too controlled--he exposes no melancholy--he doesn't have the sad, pleading eyes of Alastair Sim. I guess I never really felt sympathy for him, especially in the scenes where he sees his sister and his one time love. Somehow the Cratchett family also suffers a lack of depth. Tiny Tim's death doesn't have the usual impact. The scenes after Scrooge's death are much less horrifying than in other movies. I generally choke up at the scene where Scrooge shows up at his nephew's house and ask for forgiveness. I didn't this time. All in all, if you have a choice, go with Sim or George C. Scott. The movie is nice to look at but needs more soul. Even a bit of nastiness would have helped.
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