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A Christmas Carol

(DVD - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Christmas Carol
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Classic holiday film of how the miser Scrooge finds his view on Christmas changed after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox ; Entertainment Partners ; produced by William F. Storke, Alfred R. Kelman ; directed by Clive Donner
Title: A Christmas carol
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 1999
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Original production: c1984
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Credits: Director of photography, Tony Imi ; editor, Peter Tanner ; music, Nick Bicât ; editor, Peter Tanner ; screenplay, Roger O. Hirson.
Performers: George C. Scott, Nigel Davenport, Frank Finlay ... [et al.]
Summary: Classic holiday film of how the miser Scrooge finds his view on Christmas changed after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Closed-captioned
In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish
Subject Headings: England Social life and customs 19th century Drama Video recordings for the hearing impaired Ghost stories Christmas stories
Genre/Form: Feature films
Topical Term: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Ghost stories
Christmas stories
Additional Contributors: Dickens, Charles - 1812-1870
Finlay, Frank - 1926-
Davenport, Nigel
Scott, George C. - 1927-1999
Donner, Clive - 1926-
Publisher No: 4112751
ISBN: 0793943205
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.9 C
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Sep 21, 2011
  • rslade rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

George C. Scott does an interesting, and very good, job of making Scrooge appear real and reasonable. Ultimately, though, this still can't match the Sims version. The reformation is still too abrupt, and there is a lot of the book that is left out.

My favourite is the 1951 version.

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