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Scrooge U : Part XVIII -- Rowan Atkinson dicks around with Dickens
During this special time of year, when we're reminded (over & over & over again) about how we must be kind to our fellow man ... How nice it is to have Rowan Atkinson on hand to give us a bit of mean-spirited fun. To cut through all of the saccharine of this season. I guess (to be fair) I...
9 Dec 2006
Scrooge U: Part XVII -- "Scrooged" puts satirical spin on holiday favorite
You know, when you think about it, "A Christmas Carol" has contributed many memorable phrases to our holiday vernacular. These include: "Bah, Humbug!" "God bless us, every one! " And, of course, my personal favorite: "The b*tch hit me with a toaster." Wait a minute...
8 Dec 2006
Your JHM Holiday Bonus: An up-close look at the IBC version of "A Christmas Carol"
For "A Christmas Carol" fans, it's one of the guilty pleasures of watching " Scrooged ." Those brief glimpses you get of that totally ridiculous version of "Scrooge" that Bill Murray & Co. were struggling to get on the air. Copyright 1999 Paramount Home Entertainment...
8 Dec 2006
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 the same sorts of acting tricks in order to keep their performances entertaining & emotionally effective...
6 Dec 2006
Scrooge U: Part XIV -- How Alan Young became a lucky McDuck
You want to hear something ironic? It was an act of generosity that -- in a roundabout way -- led to Alan Young being cast as the world's most miserly duck. Copyright 2004 Disney Enterprises, Inc. I'm serious, folks. Back in the 1960s, this " Mr. Ed " star helped a young man who was just getting started...
5 Dec 2006
Scrooge U : Part XIII -- Guthrie stages spirited "Carol"
In ballet circles, " The Nutcracker " is now considered a lucrative cliché. Meaning that it's a show that most companies HAVE TO produce each year. Given that many people nowadays just don't consider it Christmas unless they're able to: Get dressed up. Go to the theater. Nod off while Clara & her...
4 Dec 2006
Scrooge U : Part XI -- Ebenezer American Style
Just the name seems somewhat sacrilegious: " An American Christmas Carol ." Copyright 1999 Image Entertainment I mean, is it even legal to do that? Take Charles Dickens' almost quintessentially English story out of its familiar 1840s London setting and then drop it into Depression-era America? To be...
2 Dec 2006
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 ," traded quips with Danny Kaye in " The Court Jester " and even served as the narrator of the...
1 Dec 2006
Scrooge U : Part IX -- Little's special is a lot of fun
It is one of my favorite Hollywood "What If" stories. And -- appropriately enough -- you can read a full-blown account of this tale over on one of my favorite blogs, Mark Evanier's great " newsfromme.com ." Here's the Reader's Digest version: W.C. Fields (Who was a Dickens...
30 Nov 2006
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 when Dickens' classic holiday tale becomes truly heart-warming. But -- prior to this point...
29 Nov 2006
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