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22-12-2019, 21:21   #1
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The beauty of A Christmas Carol

Just discovered ANOTHER screen version of the Dickens masterpiece is on now on BBC1. That capitalised "another" is not out of weariness, but excitement - I don't think there can be enough versions of this beautifully told fable. I simply adore it. I love alternate versions too, like Scrooged and The Muppets' take.

I just find it so damn heartwarming - and it attempts to understand auld Ebeneezer too - his cynicism is a cloak of protection from hurt, but kindness triumphs, yet schmaltz free.

However it's dark as hell too. Wonder was Scrooge having a mental breakdown? Love analysing it.

Anyone else here share my deep love for this tale?
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Quite the opposite. We usually watch BBC1 on Sunday night but this was "Oh no, not ANOTHER version of the same old story". So, it's a no from this house I'm afraid.
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Is this from the guys who made Sherlock?
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Love it, wouldn't be Christmas without one version or another on the tv at some point.

God bless us, everyone.
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Is this from the guys who made Sherlock?
No, that's the new Dracula. This is from the makers of Peaky Blinders
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Love it, wouldn't be Christmas without one version or another on the tv at some point.

God bless us, everyone.
The Alister Simms version was on yesterday.
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It's a classic tale. I'll never get tired of it. I'm enjoying how they have played up the dark angle but would prefer if they stuck to the text. I feel like this is a wasted opportunity to do a properly chilling, yet authentic version. But we will see.
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I'd nearly agree with Peter Hitchins' thoughts on it today too though..

(I didn't watch it yet..)
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Thanks for reminding me I have this in ibooks. I must read it over the next couple days.
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It's a classic tale. I'll never get tired of it. I'm enjoying how they have played up the dark angle but would prefer if they stuck to the text. I feel like this is a wasted opportunity to do a properly chilling, yet authentic version. But we will see.
Can't believe they changed "If they'd rather die, then they'd better do it - and decrease the surplus population!"

But I think it's brilliant otherwise. Love the way Cratchit gets cautiously sarky with Scrooge.

I'd better stick to talking about ACC in general though, or this'll get moved to TV.
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https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...hristmas-carol

Dickens has a great understanding of human nature.

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I'm the same OP. I'm a huge fan of Charles Dickens and love this tale
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I prefer the refresh of language, even a few fucks thrown in.

Did the continuity mention something about a twist or did I pick that up wrong.

Yes, loved the Scrooged version with Bill Murray, which is my favourite.
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The Alister Simms version was on yesterday.
Watched it with my 16y.o, for the umpteenth time.
Still bloody brilliant!
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Scrooge ain’t meant to be that pretty
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