There Can Be Only One

Filed under:Television — posted by Anwyn on December 25, 2007 @ 10:49 am

George C. Scott.

4 comments »

  1. Amen. Preach it, sister! ;-)

    Comment by Bumble — December 26, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

  2. I’m partial to the Jean Luc Picard version, since Christmas Past is male, as in the book. However, as much as I enjoy movies of the story, nobody has made a film version that is as creepy as the book. Do that, and Scrooge could be played by Michael Vick for all I care. Same with “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

    “Good Grief, Chuck. What are you, a librarian?”

    Comment by Chuck Bell — December 27, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

  3. The trick is to learn to love the movies before you’ve read the books. Otherwise the movies will never measure up. One of many examples: I love the “Anne of Green Gables” movies because I grew up loving them before I read the books (which are freaking awesome). I hate the Harry Potter movies with a fiery passion because they make a total wreck of the books, but anyone who doesn’t read the series will tell you those movies are great.

    I just read “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” for the first time because I liked the movie. I still like the movie, but I don’t see why they made some of the changes they did. If I’d read the book first, I’d probably hate the movie.

    Comment by Bumble — December 27, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

  4. Sorry, I’m too old to learn new tricks. :)
    And now, for a bit of fun:
    1. Best Christmas Past: Picard version
    2. Best Christmas Present: Scott version
    3. Best Christmas Future: “Scrooged” (uber creepy)
    4. Best Marley: Scott version
    5. Best Cratchit: Kermit
    6. Best Scrooge: “A Black Adder Christmas”

    Comment by Chuck Bell — December 27, 2007 @ 7:46 pm

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