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My Favorite Film Version

My favorite film version of A Christmas Carol is the 1984 made-for-TV version starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Faithful to Dickens' original with much of the dialogue lifted right out of the book, this version includes an excellent cast: Susannah York, Roger Rees, David Warner, and Edward Woodward, supporting the cranky Scott who is perfect as Scrooge.

The film was shot in locations in and around the town of Shrewsbury, England and has the gritty look and feel of early nineteenth-century London. Scrooge's grave from the film can still be seen in the graveyard of St Chad's church.

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My Other Favorites:

Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Excellent retelling of one of Dickens' best. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane and Christopher Plummer.


The Old Curiosity Shop
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007) Sophie Vavasseur, Derek Jacobi


2009 A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Fact Sheet | Trailer


Bleak House
Bleak House (2005)
Gillian Anderson, Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson


Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit (2008)
Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen


Great Expectations
Great Expectations (2012)
Gillian Anderson, Douglas Booth, Jack Roth, Ray Winstone


Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist (2005)
Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Swift


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From the British Film Institute (BFI):
Dickens on Film
Dickens on Television

Fred Guida's Charles Dickens on Screen

Dickens on IMDB

Wikipedia

Christian Science Monitor: Charles Dickens: 12 great movie and TV adaptations




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Dickens on Film

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Oliver Twist

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A Christmas Carol


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David Copperfield


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