15 comments on “From Print to Screen: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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  2. I read the novella last Christmas and enjoyed it, but I think my own favorite version is the George C. Scott movie. It’s rich, mainly because Scott’s Ebeneezer is a miser but not a truly evil man. His redemption is believable, and as you said, David Warner has an unexpressed anger that works well. Thanks for comparing all of the films. I’ll be on the lookout for the earlier versions, both of which I’ve seen in years past. I also recommend SCROOGED, the recent Bill Murray take on this classic tale.–Susan Dormady Eisenberg

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  3. After seeing the movie adaptations through most of childhood (probably the first two, but my memory is hazy), I finally read the book at age 13 and was so blown away, I immediately read it over again. It was my favorite book for many years, and it might be time for a re-read. An intriguing literary variation — Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard. It imagines Tiny Tim all grown up and not the most upstanding member of society. Great post, Lindsay

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  5. Love this post! And now I’m off to learn about the 20+ versions. My favorite is still Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol. A clip of one of my favorite scenes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOJBU95pVmw

    (When I was in 5th grade, I was lucky to play the ghost of the future — the macabre version, no speaking lines, just pointing, wearing a black hooded robe and all.)

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  6. With Reginald Owen (1938) is still my fav. I know it was not the best adaptation of the book, but I just liked it … my least fav was the one with George C. Scott. Somehow he just didn’t work as a Scrooge 🙂 I’ll get the free copy of the book. Remember reading it way too many years ago. Of course, the Muppet version was delightful and who could resist “Scrooged” with Bill Murray.

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  7. And that one is still on my to-see list. This tale’s most amazing quality is how many fresh takes there can be on it — all of which work.

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