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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Review Summary

Actors: George C. Scott David Warner Roger Rees

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The classic story of rich miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is shown the light with the help of 3 spirits. Although the Alastair Sim version (1951) is still considered the best version by critics, there are those of us out there that know this, the George C. Scott version is truly the best and most faithful retelling of the Charles Dicken's classic, with standout performances by Scott, Warner, Rees, Edward Woodward and Susannah York. Top that off with authentic scenery (not shot on a sound stage) and a powerful score, this version has it all! Merry Christmas.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Son because he/she is    -   physically ill Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   6 () Poverty story?    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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