However, this is a minor complaint because just about every other golden scene makes it easy to bypass and this version has far fewer odd scenes than the Scott version. The man knows the role inside and out. Riggs Kenny Doughty — Young Ebenezer Scrooge Laura Fraser — Belle Celia Imrie — Mrs. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Stewart plays all the roles including a merry crowd of dancing Fezziwigs as well as imitating sounds like chiming clocks and bells.
It is similar with Grant who seems to be trying too hard to be meek but loyal turning Bob Cratchit into too much of a caricature in those early scenes. And it all comes down to chemistry. It adds a fourth scene by taking Scrooge to a jail to witness inmates singing a carol. Scrooge and the Ghost visit Cratchit's house, learning his family is content with their small dinner, Scrooge taking pity on Cratchit's ill son Tiny Tim. Patrick Stewart has been doing the role as a one-man play since the eighties. I always appreciate alternative points of view so thanks again. I like what you said about the ending because so rarely in any medium are characters allowed to cry or laugh for that matter the way we actually do.
Scott just portrayed Scrooge better than Patrick Stewart. Scrooge goes to church at the end which I always appreciate because it shows it was not just a conversion to a pleasant holiday but that Scrooge has accepted the proclamation of Tiny Tim and embraced Christ. Thus, after he repents of his miserly ways, Ebenezer Scrooge goes to church on Christmas day and starts singing Christ-oriented Christmas carols. My opinion is: this is by far one of the top versions of A Christmas Carol. Built upon a dismal reef of sunken rocks, some league or so from shore, on which the waters chafed and dashed, the wild year through, there stood a solitary lighthouse.
In 1853, Dickens began to perform the story itself in public, performing each of the characters himself without props or costume changes. My entire family walked away with the impression that overall, George C. Not to mention, the wooden lines. There is no space for a witness or next of kin and all information would have been entered by a registrar or clergyman making the opening scene factually incaccurate. In a break between filming, he discovered that he had read all the newspapers and magazines he had available in his hotel. However, this is where one of the liberties I mentioned comes in. Emma Thompson cries an ugly cry.
The man knows the role inside and out. In this show, that performance is both Dickensian and Shakespearean, savoring each role as well as the lush descriptive language and, whenever possible, re-creating dramatic encounters. You realize that gives your opinion on Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Scrooge pretty much no credibility at all. There isn't anything wrong with the way Patrick portrays Scrooge. Downton Abbey as good as most period films etc. If it weren't for the fact that I'd never seen it before, I would not have watched it to the end. A wonderful interpretation of the often-told classic.
It feels like a poor family unlike say the Reginald Owens version but it feels like an actual family. My critique is based solely on watching other versions of the Scrooge character portrayed in other movies. Stewart makes a casual entrance and holds a book -- presumably the text of his performance -- over his head like a beacon. During the course of the play, Stewart acts as more than 30 characters. But I hope you enjoy the reviews regardless whether you agree with my interpretation or not. The performances of the other actors in the movie were done very well. This board is for the movie, not the book.
I guess maybe I will hold off on repeating the description again but I just keep feeling compelled to include it. However, it had a small library available to guests. It makes a nice change to the usual opening narration which informs us of Marley's passing as we also get the transition of time, 7 years to be exact, as we watch the sign outside the business rust. This is one of the best visual portrayals using a live actor. Way better than the cheesy Jim Carey version, and more true than any Disney version and I like Disney! And, this production focuses on the real meaning of Christmas. It is performed without costumes or props, and has Stewart playing more than 30 characters. To some this may seem really trivial but we all have our peeves.
So the closer a version gets to that kind of conversion the more I like it, when we are dealing with traditional adaptations at least. They all had an activism to them especially against the Yorkshire Schools. I liked it even more this go around than I had before. The scene of the young couple who are relieved at Scrooge's death is also taken from the original story. I'd imagine he knows everyone's role inside and out given his years of doing his one-man show.