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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U : Part IV -- Sim is Supreme

    Picking up where we left off yesterday ... Following MGM's good looking if somewhat heartless " A Christmas Carol ," leave it to English filmmakers to deliver what many consider to be the...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U : Part II -- Tiny Tim Talks

    Picking up where we left off yesterday ... Though sound would arrive in Hollywood in 1928, it wouldn't be until 1935 'til someone made the first full-length "talking picture" version...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U: Part XXII -- Beware of the Bedrock Bug

    There's nothing wrong with " A Flintstones Christmas Carol " that a sharp pair of scissors couldn't take care of. Copyright 1999 Turner Home Entertainment To explain: In its heart of...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U : Part VIII -- Williams wins an Oscar

    Okay. I know. We all love those moments in "A Christmas Carol" after Scrooge has been redeemed. When the old skinflint tries to make amends to all those he's wronged over the years. That's...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U : Part VII -- Finney is fine, but ...

    Picking up where we left off yesterday ... You know that somewhat queasy, bloated feeling that you sometimes feel on Christmas Day? After you've made a little too merry, maybe had one too many glasses...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U : Part VI -- Magoo's a musical miser

    Remember how I talked yesterday about how the CBS " Shower of Stars " version of " Scrooge " should have worked? What with a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright handling the adaptation...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U : Part V -- A Very Chrysler Christmas

    Picking up where we left off yesterday ... By the middle of the 1950s, Hollywood was ready to take yet another stab at "A Christmas Carol". Only this time around, it was a TV network (CBS, to...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U : Part III -- Barrymoore No More

    Picking up where we left off yesterday ... Most of you Disney dweebs out there will probably be able to identify this character. Copyright 1964 Walt Disney Productions That's right. Admiral Boom from...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U : Part X -- A second chance fumbled

    I don't really need to explain who Basil Rathbone was, right? I mean, we're talking about the acclaimed actor who crossed swords with Errol Flynn in " The Adventures of Robin Hood ,"...
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  • Blog Post: Scrooge U: Part XV -- Great Scott!

    When you've seen as many versions of "A Christmas Carol" as I have recently, you begin to notice that there's this pattern to the way a lot of actors portray Ebenezer Scrooge. That they tend to employ...
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