A Christmas Carol

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If you have Hulu, you really should make time to see its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

This is one of my favorite stories at this time of year, so I’m pretty impressed with how Hulu portrayed it. :smile: Quite literary, so bravo Hulu!

What is your favorite Christmas tale or film?
 
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Tell us how it goes. :smile:
Tiassa, in there kerchief and Iceaura, in there cap
Stood in long times in front of Target and at The Gap.
Prices were amazing for jeans, jackets and other crap
It warmed the heart for an old American Capitalist sap.
 
Lol You’re an interesting story teller.

In other news, Guy Pearce is an anazzzing actor. (he plays Hulu’s version of Scrooge, although I believe this one is the most accurate portrayal of what Dickens had in mind)
 
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I just finished watching it.

It was very good. Very dark.

Much more substance than the typical versions. We get some insight into the characters.
 
I just finished watching it.

It was very good. Very dark.

Much more substance than the typical versions. We get some insight into the characters.
Yes, I agree. It followed true to form of Dickens’ book. The other versions I’ve seen, especially Disney’s starring Jim Carrey, lacked so much that it made the overall moral message, little more than watered down cliches.

That actor who played Scrooge - he appears like he had been a good looking man but his face was twisted with pain, rage and suppressed anguish. That is believable, not the usual hunched over 80 year old looking curmudgeon types, that usually are depicted.
 
Yes, I agree. It followed true to form of Dickens’ book. The other versions I’ve seen, especially Disney’s starring Jim Carrey, lacked so much that it made the overall moral message, little more than watered down cliches.

That actor who played Scrooge - he appears like he had been a good looking man but his face was twisted with pain, rage and suppressed anguish. That is believable, not the usual hunched over 80 year old looking curmudgeon types, that usually are depicted.
Yeah. You nailed it.
 
But, really, the thing's been done to death, decade after decade
Does the Hulu version incorporate the full text of Marley's Ghost's culminating or peak explication? (Business? Mankind was my business - - - - )
Only one version of the dozen or so I've seen did that, which seems more than odd: it's a fat pitch for the actors, the pivot of the original story by Dickens, cannot be omitted altogether without significant loss, and takes a few extra seconds at most to complete.

Anyway, it's hard to say the story has been done to death when that speech has almost never been included in full.
( Other missing aspects, mostly of context that cannot be assumed any more:
Scrooge's specifically Puritan Protestant style - "Ebenezer", "Jacob" - and terror of death. Scrooge's fear seems almost comic, his avoidance of the gravestone inscription unmotivated, in a modern world of effective medicine and nursing care. Even in Moby Dick an author knows this needs accounting for - his ship owners are explicitly Quakers, and the contrast with the apparently Presbyterian narrator and clearly Pagan friend naturally runs in several directions including comedy, but not toward terror of death. Not sure how that context can be restored or at least suggested, but a semi-comic spook with glowing red eyes doesn't help).
 
Only one version of the dozen or so I've seen did that, which seems more than odd: it's a fat pitch for the actors, the pivot of the original story by Dickens, cannot be omitted altogether without significant loss, and takes a few extra seconds at most to complete.

Anyway, it's hard to say the story has been done to death when that speech has almost never been included in full.
You're quite right. I don't get Hulu, so I don't know what you-all are talking about.
What's been done to death is the American version, the cartoon version, the version which must necessarily omit/ignore Dickens the radical reformer.
 
If you have Hulu, you really should make time to see its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

This is one of my favorite stories at this time of year, so I’m pretty impressed with how Hulu portrayed it. :smile: Quite literary, so bravo Hulu!

What is your favorite Christmas tale or film?
Mine is from my childhood: Beatrix Potter's "The Tailor of Gloucester". The pictures alone (drawn by Potter) make it magical, and the language is not far short of poetry.
 
I realize this latest Hulu adaptation comes from BBC. It’s just perfection, in my opinion. Charles Dickens is nothing short of brilliant. His book, A Christmas Carol published in 1873, we still struggle with the same moral and mortal dilemmas, today. And the Catholic Church was just as much of a farce back then as it is today.
 
I realize this latest Hulu adaptation comes from BBC. It’s just perfection, in my opinion. Charles Dickens is nothing short of brilliant. His book, A Christmas Carol published in 1873, we still struggle with the same moral and mortal dilemmas, today. And the Catholic Church was just as much of a farce back then as it is today.
Imagine that! :)

I love Dickens too.
 
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