I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. He is also shown what the future holds for him after his death if he doesn't change his behavior for the better. Scott--typecast as Scrooge--is shudderingly mean and nasty, making his transformation all the more miraculous and moving. He hates Christmas, only cares about making money and only gives his clerk, Bob Cratchit, the day off. It is a movie I watch every Christmas along with the real Grinch and It's A Wonderful Life. It's a study in perfection.
The important tale of morality shines through in every frame, though. Ebenezer Scrooge is a hard-nosed, single-minded businessman in Victorian London. And forever after, whenever you think of Scrooge, the image your mind will conjure up will be that of George C. He has no friends, has disowned his only living relative - his nephew Fred Holywell - and generally treats everyone he meets with extreme contempt. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness. A Christmas Carol 1997 Cast: Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Asner, Michael York Director: Stan Phillips Should you watch it? But hey, this is George C. And yes, the Hound has seen the 1951 version which was also good, but not good enough.
Granted it's only the man's voice, but that's good enough. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. One could argue that the definitive portrayal of Scrooge-- one of the best known characters in literary fiction, ever-- was created by Alastair Sim in the 1951 film; but I think with his performance here, Scott has now achieved that distinction. Dickens had the arrive over three days. But they also went and made all sorts of weird story alterations -- Scrooge gets another chance with the girl that got away -- making this an oddity for serious Carol aficionados. This has made for some rather abrupt jump cuts in the visuals and music. I seem to recall that this version sticks closer to the original story than most others--but I may be mistaken, as it's been several years since I read it.
This was a family favorite when it played on syndication. Where to watch it: Rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube Christmas Carol: The Movie 2001 Cast: Simon Callow, Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage Director: Jimmy T. Reminder: A Christmas Carol is about a greedy old jerk who rediscovers his humanity after being visited by three Christmas-oriented ghosts. This mostly forgotten animated version doesn't have much to recommend it, but it does feature Clue and Rocky Horror Picture Show star Tim Curry as Scrooge. Plus it's nice to see greedy ol' Scrooge McDuck playing, well, the actual Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one evening. Ebenezer Scrooge is a hard-nosed, single-minded businessman in Victorian London. While Carrey can often be hilarious, he's just not right for Scrooge. Too gruff in fact for some critics who claim he is unable to project the new-found glee that he awakens to on Christmas morning after the spirits teach him a valuable lesson. David Warner, in particular, is in top form as Bob Cratchit, as is Susannah York as his wife. Where to watch it: Streaming on Amazon Prime A Christmas Carol 1971 Cast: Alastair Sim, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick Director: Richard Williams Should you watch it? However, he is taught the true meaning and spirit of Christmas by three ghosts who show him his own past and present. He's never going to go dancing down the street in a fit of joy.
Director Richard Donner does a fine job of modernizing Dickens' tale while still retaining the key themes that make it so beloved, plus he's got a fantastic supporting cast, and of course Bill Murray -- at the top of his game -- as a Scroogey television executive who earns his spectral comeuppance and then some. Alastair Sim, who starred in the '51 version, reprises the Scrooge role under hood of beautiful and kind of creepy! For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit. He has no friends, has disowned his only living relative - his nephew Fred Holywell - and generally treats everyone he meets with extreme contempt. Credit veteran director Clive Donner for bringing a classy old-school touch to sell an oft-told tale. Synopsis Made for television version of the Charles Dickens classic of the same name. Where to watch it: Streaming on Amazon Prime Scrooge 1970 Cast: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Kenneth More Director: Ronald Neame The Poseidon Adventure Should you watch it? Quinn Character Belinda Cratchit Season's Greedings A Christmas Carol Synopsis:! Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge Jim Carrey thinks it's all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. He tells the story with precision and an eye to detail, and extracts performances from his actors that are nothing less than superlative, especially Scott.
Where to watch it: Rent on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube A Christmas Carol 1984 Cast: George C. But what do I know? Scott is very believable as is the rest of the cast. Where to watch it: Buy on Amazon. The 19th Century English town chosen for the setting creates an ambiance that is fitting to Dickens and adds to the plausibility of this film. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.
Maybe it's not quite warm and fuzzy, nor as quaint and comfortable as the old Christmas Carol classics -- but if it's laughs you're after, this has to be the best version. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. Another short film version, and while this Richard Williams and Chuck Jones classic was originally produced for network television, it also played in theaters -- and went on to win an Academy Award! And the movie tells the story about him taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. Where to watch it: Try YouTube! Copyright notice These books are published in Australia and are out of copyright here. Regardless, this is a terrific Christmas classic. There is no doubt whatever about that.
Marley was dead: to begin with. The story of a miserable old man who learns to become a decent person at the last minute has universal appeal and a moral that rings true any time of year, and each Christmas, it becomes even more poignant. The film even borders on frightening in several scenes involving the spirits. Made for television version of the Charles Dickens classic of the same name. Summary from Wikipedia Read by Glen Hallstrom. Genres are: Drama, Family, here is the storyline: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways.
You won't often find this version aired on television anymore, and that is a disappointment. Where to watch it: Find it on YouTube Mickey's Christmas Carol 1983 Cast: Alan Young, Clarence Nash, Hal Smith Director: Burny Mattinson The Great Mouse Detective Should you watch it? Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption. He is also shown what the future holds for him after his death if he doesn't change his behavior for the better. Grant Director: David Jones Betrayal Should you watch it? He has no friends, has disowned his only living relative - his nephew Fred Holywell - and generally treats everyone he meets with extreme contempt. It is truly a joy to see an actor ply his trade so well, to be able to make a character so real, from every word he utters down to the finest expression of his face, and to make it all ring so true. In 50 years this could be considered the best rendition of them all.