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Far richer in texture and character than even the classics from the
30's and 50's. George C. Scott was born to be Scrooge, just as he was
born to be Patton. Mr. Scott will be known as one of the greatest
actors of the 20th century. The character of Scrooge as played by Mr.
Scott seemed to jump off the screen. Scott as Scrooge brought an
richer, more robust, yet a more deeply moving Scrooge to the screen
than any of his predecessors in the role of the meanest man in 18th
century London. Mr. Scott seemed to bring Scrooge to a more personal,
understandable yet highly conflicted level; his role was acted with the
great authority Scott always bring to the screen: yet his usual
bellicose voice would sometimes be brought to a whisper, almost as a
soliloquy, as he would berate the Christmas holiday in one breath, yet
reveal his own human frailty in his next line. He could portray the
sour and crusty Scrooge, and a misunderstood, sympathetic Scrooge all
in the same scene.
Truly a remarkable performance by a giant of his generation.