Tuesday, December 23, 2008

12 Days of Christmas: A Christmas Carol "Scrooge"

I know this one is a day late, but today instead of one movie you get two. This movie that was supposed to make its appearance yesterday is what I like to call the best Scrooge movie, not as magical as the Muppets version but better on the drama. Today's movie is A Christmas Carol "Scrooge".
This movie, originally released in 1951, stars Alastair Sim as the cold hearted Ebeneezer Scrooge. The movie sticks to the plot of the book so faithfully, that this is considered the most faithful adaptation of the Dickens’ novel.
After watching several movies based off of the novel, I would say that this one really delivers the spirit of the book. After seeing it you’ll feel like you just read the classic once again.
Another great thing about this movie is the performance Sim gives as Scrooge; he delivers the role like no one as ever and succeeds tremendously.
The film has aged well, but younger audiences might just pass this one by with out ever looking at it and I advise everyone to give it a shot.

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