There is an awkward moment when Robert Weede, who is wearing an odd head veil, is introduced, and the camera stays on him a little longer than was evidently intended, and you notice his eyes dart nervously from side to side as he wonders what's going on.
Six hours later We had an up and running solar system, courtesy of three pleasant, hard working, uncomplaining young men. Donald Calthrop, as Bob Cratchitt, bears such an uncanny resemblance to John Leech's original illustrations in the book that it's as though he's stepped off the page and on to the film set.
Plus, plus, plus I've had not one but three recalls in ten days on my Fiat motorhome. Are devices listening in? There weren't too many laughs lately, Charlie Chaplin once said, 'A day without laughter is a day wasted. As the final credits roll, you feel utterly drained, as you mutter to yourself that you will try to A christmas carol an everyday occurence a better human being.
It is, so the credits claim, the earliest known version of A Christmas Carol on film. Either that, or the film's budget would only stretch to one musical number. All in all, whilst not an outstanding version, this is certainly a reasonable adaptation, beautifully illustrated throughout, and it manages to cram Dickens story into a mere twenty five minutes without losing too much of either the atmosphere or the moral of the original.
We then get shown the kitchens below, where the cooks are preparing the Christmas Eve feast whilst ye poor folk of olde London town scrabble hungrily outside the window begging for a few morsels to be cast in their direction, their wish being duly obliged by a chef who proceeds to fling the leftovers at them in a way that is reminiscent of feeding time at a zoo.
Over the next 12 months more American sons would start heading off, in ever increasing numbers, to die or be maimed in a foreign country called Vietnam, and parents across the land would be asking the same question that Daniel Grudge is asking. Tell us about it in the comments. But, Frank Finlay more than compensates for the lack-luster jaw-drop by emitting a positively splendid scream of spectral outrage when Scrooge informs him that there's more of gravy than of grave about him.
I well know most if not all problems go away with time. And then we get the news that the broadcast has been brought to us by the "Aluminum Company of America - The World's leading producer of Aluminum," - that's Aluminium for English readers and viewers - before the opening sequence closes with the revelation that the programme was produced by the, aptly named, Joel Spector - well, alright, I know for that line to work it should have been Joel Spectre, but, you get my drift - and, if you're listening to this on a screen reader, I bet you're in stitches!
We witness the besotted couple getting married, then watch, open jawed, as Scrooge takes over the ranch, manages to infect the entire herd with some virulent strain of cattle plague, flogs the ranch to some unsuspecting Herbert who, evidently, thinks it perfectly normal for cows to lie on their backs with their hooves in the air, and then proceeds to chide his, by now bedridden, father-in-law for his ingratitude by asking, "would it kill you to say thank you?
The film also suggests that Scrooge's own father resented him because his wife, Scrooge's mother, died giving birth to him. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
Oh you had class Jacob. Request an RSVP so you know how many people to expect. Given that this is a silent movie, and Dickens himself was such a dedicated wordsmith, it's interesting to watch a Dickens story being told without any actual words being spoken.
How fast would you like to get it? And, with that, we're off on an oh so familiar journey through Scrooge's past, present and future, as the three ghosts proceed to show Scrooge the error of his ways.
Thus Scrooge, in the robustly miserable form of Albert Finney, waltzed onto the screen, accompanied by a cast of all singing, all dancing, classically trained authentic working-class cockneys. With Albert Finney As Scrooge Byfoot stomping musical versions of Dickens works had become the order of the day.
But suddenly the haunting melody that accompanied his journey breaks into "Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me" and he turns and walks away, evidently not yet ready for a Christmas Eve encounter with the three spirits of the Andrew Sisters.
However, given that this version, airing as it did regularly in the 's, 70's and 80's, was, for many adults, their introduction to Dickens classic, it would be churlish to find too much fault with it and, in honesty, it is still enjoyable and the songs, written by Jules Styne Music and Bob Merill Lyricswho shortly after this special collaborated on the musical Funny Girl and are, actually, quite memorable and, in a strange sort of way, rather haunting.
However, the story of how this mid's re-working of the Carol came to be made in the first place is every bit as unorthodox as the opening we have just witnessed.In A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Israel Horowitz, a greedy old miser named Scrooge endures such a search for meaning and ultimately finds the treasure of life.
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