Monday, December 17, 2012

Year One. Day Two: "Scrooge" (1970)

Day Two of my Advent Christmas Carol Challenge:

Today it was time for "Scrooge" from 1970 and starring Albert Finney.

Somehow I had managed to get through my life without ever seeing this movie, but had heard only good things about it. It turns out that everybody was completely right!

Albert Finney is extraordinary! It is near impossible to imagine that it is the same man playing the young and old Scrooge (or that the old Scrooge is played by a 36 year old!)

The songs are terrific, the performances are universally brilliant and the sets look as if they were drawn by George Cruikshank himself.

By the time the big finale comes round (and this time the finale is HUGE) I had more than a little tear in my eye and immediately wanted to find a bunch of snow and just dance around in it, (dressed as Father Christmas, of course.)

As warm hearted and loving as a kiss from Belle.

"Scrooge' (1970): 5/5

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