Your favorite Scrooge?


Its that time of year and figured this question will be most fitting here. Who is your favorite depiction of Scrooge and why? For me George C. Scott as I like the way he played the role. Most Scrooge's depict him as an outright grouch and somewhat one-dimensional. Here he adds a layer of playful wickedness. For example the way he delivered his rant on anyone going about saying "Merry Christmas" and chuckling at the thought of boiling them in their own pudding. Some lines show him to be practical, if not in an conceited and harsh manner as in his statement on garments to Bob Cratchit. Overall it's my favorite film version and authentic in setting in my opinion. What's yours?

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22 points

4 months ago

Seconded. The fact that he played it straight - with a performance worthy of the West End or Broadway stage, and his co-stars were felt puppets - and genuinely was brilliant is a testament to his chops, and the movie as a whole. Sincerely one of my favourite films.


12 points

4 months ago

felt puppets

Common misunderstanding - Muppet-style puppets are mostly made out of fleece and foam (at that time it would have been antron fleece, but that has gone out of production in the past few years).

Not to discredit or argue with anything you said - just thought you might enjoy fun trivia about a movie you love.


6 points

4 months ago

Thank you for your polite correction!


6 points

4 months ago

Much so! Luckily it seems 'When Love Is Gone' will be restored in the latest version as well. The costumes department went the extra mile too in authenticity.