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Variations on A Christmas Carol: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:48.2

Variations on A Christmas Carol: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:48.2

The Christmas season is upon us, and as we have had occasion to mention, that means ghosts and spirits. And what greater Christmas ghost story is there than Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL? That is the subject of this week’s Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Dan Persons, guest John W. Morehead (of Theofantastique.com), and Steve Biodrowski [...]

Dr. Who Christmas Carol—BTS Clip

Dr. Who Christmas Carol—BTS Clip

Behind-the-Scenes promo clip of this year’s DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special,

Dr. Who Does 'A Christmas Carol'

Dr. Who Does ‘A Christmas Carol’

BBC America will premiere the DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special on the same day it airs in the UK—Christmas Day!

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

“ Love is a magic comfort food for the weak and uneducated.”—Connor Mead
Charles Dickens is surely rolling over in his grave over this non-romantic rip-off “comedy” of his hallowed holiday classic.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, a modern-day by-the-numbers serious-comedic spin on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, is such a smarmy, unfunny and hypocritical riff, that DVD-viewers will [...]

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

It’s Christmas Eve, all, so we here at CinefantastiqueOnline.com want to wish you the very best of Christmas holidays and a most pleasant 2010! And in keeping with the jovial spirit of the season, we submit the following question: Does the world need another version of Charles Dickens’ 1843 perennial classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL?
Yep, there be yet [...]

Scrooge (1951)

Scrooge (1951)

For many decades, this 1951 production was considered to be the best adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and it is easy to see why: it features excellent production values and a wonderful performance by Alastair Sim as Scrooge.

A Christmas Carol (1938)

A Christmas Carol (1938)

This 1938 production is probably the first good film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Although slightly corn-ball and even treacly, it features lovely black-and-white photography and solid production values – artificial but appropriate for the story – all in the service of good-natured, uplifting entertainment, which should appeal to fans of old-fashioned Hollywood-style film-making.

Scrooge (1935)

Scrooge (1935)

This early sound adaptation of Charles Dickens’ immortal A Christmas Carol (1843) is slow in pace and static in execution, of interest to film historians and completists.