Excessively Diverting Fridays: Scrooge Edition

EDF is early this week, because tomorrow is the First Friday link up!

With Christmas approaching, I thought I’d give you a heads up on an AWESOME movie that you should watch this year for the festive season. It’s called Scrooge, and yes, is based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Starring: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, and Kenneth More.

Scrooge is the crotchetiest, most miserly, unpleasant and unhappy old man ever. He is visited by the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him of the fate in hell that awaits him if he does not amend his ways: (hello Alec Guinness)

Alec Guinness as Jacob Marley

Scrooge is informed that he’ll be visited by three ghosts who will try to convince him to change. He visits his past, present and future, and gradually, as he sees his life and that of others in perspective, is motivated to live differently.

It’s not only a beautiful story, but is a superb musical, with an excellent cast, the star of which is Albert Finney, who plays Scrooge at every stage of his life (beyond childhood).

Here is the unpleasant Scrooge from the beginning (who is so horrible that it’s comic):

So now you have a few weeks to get yourself a copy!!

+AMDG

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