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THE Definitive Christmas Dickens - You Must Watch This film - It's a Masterpiece & The Very Essence Of Yuletide hope & Joy!
on 17 October 2014
Just possibly the most definitive Christmas Carol ever filmed. It's equipped with every seasonal whistle and bell; every heart-warming moment and time of despair; every hope and dream, every lean and abundant joy; and every harsh, redemptive and forgiving sentiment that the Yuletide season can bring. Although the film contains music, this in no way detracts from a fabulous script; rather it greatly (and seasonally) enhances it, as the music is used wisely, timely and appropriately - it lifts or alters the mood in keeping with the heartbeat of the story. The genius of Albert Finney, wonderful characterisation from all actors and actresses concerned, an expert direction and rich film-sets, make it a must-see for every generation - it certainly has been for my family ever since my own children were quite young. We all continue to be absorbed for a couple of hours each December, every year, without fail. I cannot praise this masterpiece highly enough. Dickens would surely have wholeheartedly approved.