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What's your favorite "A Christmas Carol" movie adaptation? (Read 433 times)

mab411


Proboscis Colossus

    For my money, it's the version starring George C. Scott.  He did such a great job portraying the cruelty of the pre-spirits Scrooge and the warmth of the post-spirits Scrooge, and with the scene just after he woke up, which is key for me.

     

    Close second is Bill Murray, but George C. wins it because I generally prefer the "straight" adaptations of that story.  But it is, after all, Bill Freakin' Murray.

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    Mayo

      Gotta agree with you on that one - George C. Scott's is my favorite as well, although I always had trouble reconciling his size with Scrooge's miserly tendencies and Scott's rather prominent girth. 

       

      My close second is the Patrick Stewart portrayal.  His range of emotions was just about as good as Scott's, and the British accent helped as well. 

       

      Least favorite would be the JIm Carrey version that came out just a couple years back.  I thought it relied too much on the computer graphics to get the story told.

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      mab411


      Proboscis Colossus

        ...although I always had trouble reconciling his size with Scrooge's miserly tendencies and Scott's rather prominent girth. 

         

         

        He was just big-boned.  And, he had a glandular problem.  Pretty sure Dickens has that somewhere in the book.

         

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        A Dance with Monkeys

          I thought Star Wars was a pretty good adaption of the story. 

            My favorite movie adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" is the Muppets version, haha.  It honestly is my favorite movie version but mostly because there hasn't been any movie that is as good as the book or the theatrical preformances I"ve seen. 

             

            Disney's "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carey was my least favorite version by far though.  They relied on computer generated images too much and had too little character development. 

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              sugnim

                I've always loved the 1951 Alastair Sim version.  I believe it's called "Scrooge" rather than A Christmas Carol.  I also like the 1980's Mickey's Christmas Carol, but that's probably because it brings back childhood memories.

                  The Muppet Christmas Carol

                   

                  and I havent seen it in a long time but I seem to remember the Mr. Magoo version being pretty good as well.

                   

                  Scrooged was excellent for a modern twist.

                    Definitely the 1951 Alastair Sim version.

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                    yeoldefatguy


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                      I really like the George C. Scott version. I also enjoy the Patrick Stewart version from a few years ago. I appreciated the Disney version with Jim Carey providing the voice work. I thought they kept pretty close to the standard versions. There used to be a one hour animated version back in the 70s that was very comic book like. I don't know why I keep that version in the back of my mind.

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                      Unleavened Dead

                        Scrooged with Bill Murray is by far my favorite. David Johansen as the ghost of Christmas past and Carol Kane as the ghost of Christmas present are both pure gold.

                         

                        Plus I cry at the end every single time.

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                        mab411


                        Proboscis Colossus

                          Scrooged with Bill Murray is by far my favorite. David Johansen as the ghost of Christmas past and Carol Kane as the ghost of Christmas present are both pure gold.

                           

                          Plus I cry at the end every single time.

                           

                          That is true, supporting cast was great in that, top to bottom.  Even (and especially, IMO) Bobcat.

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                            Absolutely the Muppet Christmas Carol.  I've been known to pull it out and watch it in the middle of summer.

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                                Scrooged with Bill Murray is by far my favorite.

                                 

                                Plus I cry at the end every single time.

                                 

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