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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:37 PM

The BEST Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' Movie...EVER... (Full Movie)



Merry Christmas. and Happy Holidays all...




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Reply The BEST Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' Movie...EVER... (Full Movie) (Original post)
WillyT Dec 2012 OP
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #1
WillyT Dec 2012 #2
ananda Dec 2012 #4
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #5
stopbush Dec 2012 #22
hatrack Dec 2012 #29
stopbush Dec 2012 #23
tblue Dec 2012 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #6
WillyT Dec 2012 #21
Irishonly Dec 2012 #7
veganlush Dec 2012 #8
PlanetBev Dec 2012 #9
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #10
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #11
rainy Dec 2012 #12
MgtPA Dec 2012 #15
budkin Dec 2012 #13
KittyWampus Dec 2012 #14
Kennah Dec 2012 #16
Demo_Chris Dec 2012 #18
Brigid Dec 2012 #20
all american girl Dec 2012 #26
siouxsiecreamcheese Dec 2012 #17
drm604 Dec 2012 #19
Hekate Dec 2012 #24
SteveG Dec 2012 #25
xchrom Dec 2012 #27
WCGreen Dec 2012 #28
GP6971 Dec 2012 #30
aka-chmeee Dec 2012 #31
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #32
LWolf Dec 2012 #33
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #34

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:41 PM

1. This was my father's all time favorite Christmas movie.


Albert Finney was good, but Alastair Sim owned the role.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:43 PM

2. Alastair Sim... Oh Yeah...


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Response to WillyT (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:04 AM

4. George C Scott was a damned good Scrooge!

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:07 AM

5. Yes, but not as good as Alastair Sim...IMHO.

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:53 AM

22. Scott was the worst Scrooge ever. Horrible, in fact.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:39 AM

29. Not as bad a Lionel Barrymore! (1938 version)

Not that's a truly projectile vomit-inducing performance!

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:56 AM

23. Still the best version. No one touches Sim. No one.

This version is available on VCI Blu Ray in a brand new transfer from 2011 that is fantastic. That same version was re-released this year to fix a drop out in the surround track.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:57 PM

3. Thank you, WillyT!

I have been digging up some great old movies on YouTube, stuff I couldn't find most places. This one is a real treat. Never watched this version all the way through but I am gonna do that right now! Merry Christmas, sweetie!

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Response to tblue (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:07 AM

6. Me too. Night all.

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Response to tblue (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:48 AM

21. A Merry Christmas To You As Well !!!




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:07 AM

7. I love "The Christmas Carol"

I have many versions of the movie and I love the book. This one is the gold standard. I love all of the movies-from Scrooge to George C Scott and everything in between.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:09 AM

8. yes!

This is by far the best version I've seen. Alastair Sim just rocks the role

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:09 AM

9. The finest version ever made

I've got it on tape and watch it every year.

Another great Dickens themed movie was the 1948 version of Oliver Twist.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:14 AM

10. Yep, that is the one I grew up with.

Plus, it is British, who do Dickens like no one else can.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:16 AM

11. That was 1951?

I never really paid attention to the date it was made.

It's been a classic in my household ever since I can remember.

Happy Holidays to you, too!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:31 AM

12. The best one ever was the one with Mr. McGoo. Nt

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Response to rainy (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:39 AM

15. I agree. Surprisingly poignant, and funny.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:33 AM

13. Love that one... used to freak me out on Christmas eve as a kid.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:34 AM

14. Sorry, Patrick Stewart takes it. Dueling Scrooges

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:51 AM

16. My vote goes to Sir Patrick as well

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:07 AM

18. Yeah, he was fantastic in this. It was moving. (nt)

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:38 AM

20. My vote goes to Sir Patrick Stewart too.

I love that version.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:25 AM

26. I just watched this version last night.

It's been my fav when I first saw it many years ago. You can't beat a classicly trained actor. And he's just plan cool....also my fav Star Trek captain

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:01 AM

17. I agree

This is the only version I look for to come on TV every year.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:37 AM

19. Thanks!

I just watched the whole thing!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:03 AM

24. Just caught that on TCM a few days ago

Thanks for sharing it here.

Hekate

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:19 AM

25. My father's and my favorite version. I have seen it at least once every year since it came out (we

didn't have a TV until 1957. Sims was masterful, his use of his eyes to project Good Cheer, while still remaining malevolent was over the top. I also enjoy the George C. Scott rendition of Scrooge. I would rank them 1 and 2.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:28 AM

27. du rec. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:36 AM

28. I loved the Mr Magoo Scrooge...

But my absolutely best Scrooge is Scrooged...






Best part of the movie...

I must ad this on edit. Any version of The Christmas Carol is wonderful, I like them all. It's the message that only Dickens could convey. It has a subtle Christian take blended with the celebration of the yule and most of all, it's about family and redemption. You can't get a better Christmas Tale...


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:41 AM

30. No other versions

even come close. Of course, I grew up with it so I realize I may be bit biased. Interesting is that it rarely aired on cable.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:00 PM

31. This widely recognized Scrooge, Atheist and Free Real Beard Santa casts his vote for Sim! nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:02 PM

32. Kinda partial to the Blackadder take on it, m'self.

Oh, bother...tried to link, but YouTube's blocked the video...copyright issues.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:46 PM

33. Albert Finney. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:32 PM

34. George C. Scott....

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