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What's the best Scrooge / Christmas Carol film?


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#1 Bigal02

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

What is the best film version of 'A Christmas Carol'?  For me, after the Alistair Simm definitive version, I like George. C. Scott.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:38 PM

Bill Murray in Scrooged


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:04 PM

Bill Murray in Scrooged

This one definitely for the comedy effect, the Patrick Stewart one for general filmography and the Muppets one for adherence to the original book's spirit and cadence!


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#4 Bleep1673

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:24 PM

The one where Sylvester Stallone as Rambo walks into the last scene and butchers every last living soul for being too maudlin* about it.

 

Oh, sorry, is that next years release, "Rambo VIII, Killing Christmas on a zimmer frame"?

 

Die Hard at Christmas, because there's no CPR available for choking on Turkey Bones?

 

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#5 St Reatham

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:49 PM

I always enjoy watching Blackadder's Christmas Carol every year.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:25 PM

What is the best film version of 'A Christmas Carol'?  For me, after the  definitive version, I like George. C. Scott.

 

No argument from me on this one.  Alistair Simm does it the best.


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#7 TheTerminator

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

On Sunday I tuned into a version of A Christmas Carol which starred Ross Kemp as Ebenezer Scrooge. The three minutes I saw were absolutely dreadful.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:12 PM

On Sunday I tuned into a version of A Christmas Carol which starred Ross Kemp as Ebenezer Scrooge. The three minutes I saw were absolutely dreadful.

I watched that a few years ago when it first came out, is that the one where he's a loan shark in modern times?  If so, it wasn't that bad when it got into it, some of the acting was a bit wooden but at least they followed the spirit of the original.  The worst one I've ever seen was one last year about an American businesswoman playing the Scrooge, I think it ticked every diversity box possible and went out of its way to be as harmless as possible while being unentertaining.


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:18 PM

Whhhhhhooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaa stop reet there!! Alastair Sims??? Nah. Errr Muppets Christmas Carol thank you. Thread over. Lock now CKN.


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#10 Bigal02

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:42 PM

I must qualify that the Alistair Simm film must be the black and white version, and not the colourised one.  It looks as though it's been attacked by someone wielding crayons.

 

I quite like the Patrick Stewart copy until near the end, where he has to act as though he's forgotten how to laugh. The ghost of Jacob Marley and the three spirits visiting Scrooge I can believe, but forgetting how to laugh just doesn't seem credible!



#11 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:42 PM

I like the Albert Finney's Scrooge. I actually like that it's a musical.

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#12 gingerjon

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:48 PM

I like the Albert Finney's Scrooge. I actually like that it's a musical.

 

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But since I've left my flag at home I'll simply have to say

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#13 Rodill Rover

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:02 PM

The Alistair Simm version is by far the best.

The worst by a very long mile is the Kelsey Grammer version. Utter drivel.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:22 PM

And if I had a flag, I'd hang my flag out, to add a sort of celebration touch
But since I've left my flag at home I'll simply have to say

Thank you very very very much


Cheers, now it's stuck in my head. Thank you very very very much. ;-)

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#15 gingerjon

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:35 PM

Cheers, now it's stuck in my head. Thank you very very very much. ;-)

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:54 PM

Whhhhhhooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaa stop reet there!! Alastair Sims??? Nah. Errr Muppets Christmas Carol thank you. Thread over. Lock now CKN.

 

Absolutely.


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#17 808tone

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

Not Scrooge but in my mind better then "it's a Wonderful Life" was this movie that is overlooked and remember seeing it on TV around Xmas.



#18 ckn

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:46 AM

I downloaded the free classics version of A Christmas Carol for my Kindle a few years ago and I usually pull it out to read about this time of year to get me in the Christmas mood.  For some reason it's a book that never gets stale to re-read.


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#19 Bigal02

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:54 AM

There's a book as well??






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