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What's the best Scrooge / Christmas Carol film?

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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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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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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?

 

Pepper Pig and the Xmas Hog Roast (Hog roast supplied by Miss Piggy)

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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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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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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!

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

 

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

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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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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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