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Which film adaptation of A Christmas Carol do you like best?

Discussion in 'Sensorium' started by Beren, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Alistair Simms' version is often referred to as the timeless classic.

    But my personal preference is the George C. Scott version. Scott does a wonderful job of displaying both sides of the character, both the ugly meaness, and the newfound kindness.

    Also loved the portrayal of Marley and the other Ghosts. Especially the Ghost of Christmas yet to come, scary and chilling.
     
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    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Bill Murray in Scrooged :lol: ;)
     
  3. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Awww c'mon ... :rolleyes: :shake:
     
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    Well out of loyalty to my old Uni's Chancellor, I'll have to say the Patrick Stewart version :p.

    The animated one with Jim Carrey is surprisingly good though.
     
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    The 1984 version. Also the Blackadder/Rowan Atkinson version, if we're going with parodies/depressingly true RL references
     
  6. Barmy Army

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    Clearly Alistair Simms one is the best version. For a more modern take though I do think the animated one is pretty good.
     
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    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    The muppets. What's not to like? Michael Caine as Scrooge, music, dancing, a cast made of assorted barnyard animals and great lines like:

    "Light the lamp not the rat! LIGHT THE LAMP NOT THE RAT!"

    "You are such an idiot."
     
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    For me, it's gotta be the Muppets version. Mum used to watch it every year while she decorated the tree.
     
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