29 November 2009
I'm not doing enough blogging. So for this and the next three weekends, I am going to pay tribute to Robert Zemeckis's irritating, unnecessary adaptation of A Christmas Carol from three weeks before the Christmas season began by looking at four different approaches that other filmmakers over the years have thought up to approach that oft-filmed novella. First up, today, is the classical approach, as embodied by what many people believe to be the all-time best cinematic treatment of any Dickens text. Future weeks will see a musical, a modern-dress version, and a kid's move all take their turn at bat.