A Christmas Carol

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"Rediscover the joy of Christmas spirit!"
  • PG
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.8  (18,300)

A Christmas Carol is a 1984 film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous novel. The movie is directed by Clive Donner and stars George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, Frank Finlay as Jacob Marley, and Angela Pleasence as the Ghost of Christmas Past. The plot of the movie follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man who hates Christmas and all that it stands for. He is unkind to his employees and refuses to give to charity. When he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him that he will be doomed to wander the earth in chains unless he changes his ways, Scrooge is forced to confront his past, present, and future with the help of three ghosts.

The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back in time to his youth and shows him how he lost his true love, Belle, because of his greed and selfishness. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge the suffering of those around him, including his own employee, Bob Cratchit, and his family, who are struggling to make ends meet. Finally, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge a future in which he dies alone and unmourned, and his possessions are sold off by indifferent strangers.

Through these visions, Scrooge is able to see the error of his ways and begins to make amends. He sends a turkey to the Cratchit family and gives money to a charity collector. He even goes to visit his nephew, Fred, who has always tried to include him in his Christmas celebrations.

George C. Scott delivers a powerful performance as Scrooge, capturing both the character's miserliness and his eventual redemption. Frank Finlay is also excellent as Jacob Marley, haunting and otherworldly in his appearance. Angela Pleasence is suitably ethereal as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and the other ghosts are all well-cast and effective in their roles.

The movie is visually stunning, with elaborate sets and costumes that capture the look and feel of Victorian England. The soundtrack, composed by Nick Bicât, is also noteworthy, with haunting melodies that complement the spooky atmosphere of the story.

Overall, A Christmas Carol is a faithful and moving adaptation of Dickens' classic tale. Its message of compassion and redemption is as relevant today as it was when the novel was first written. The movie has become a holiday classic in its own right, and is a must-watch for anyone who loves Christmas stories that warm the heart and soul.

A Christmas Carol is a 1984 tv movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

A Christmas Carol
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    1 hr 40 min
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    7.8  (18,300)