Sunday, December 12, 2010

Scrooge -or- A Christmas Carol

I am speaking, of course, of the 1951 British film adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, starring Alastair Sim in the title role of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge. This has long been one of my favorite adaptations of the classic novel, usually watched on the local PBS station late at night on Christmas Eve until I had the good fortune of obtaining a DVD copy. As I believe we all know the tale of Ebenezer so well, I will merely highlight why I love this particular edition so much. Be aware for those who have not seen this particular version, there lies below a spoiler or two, so read on only if you're unconcerned about that.