Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The Christmas Carol Project | “Another Idol Has Displaced Me”

Christmas season is officially upon us and longtime readers of this blog know what that means.

There's still a lot of Sleigh Bell Cinema coming, but it's also time for the long-standing tradition of covering A Christmas Carol scene-by-scene, paying attention to the way the story has been interpreted and adapted to other media over the years. I’ve broken the story into scenes (or sometimes parts of scenes) and each year look at the translations of one of them to the following 19 comics, TV shows, and films:

• Classics Illustrated #53 (1948)
• Marvel Classics Comics #36 (Marvel; 1978)
• A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel (Classical Comics; 2008)
• A Christmas Carol (Campfire; 2010)
• "A Christmas Carol" in Graphic Classics, Vol. 19: Christmas Classics (Eureka; 2010)
• Teen Titans #13 (DC; 1968)
• A Christmas Carol cartoon (1971) starring Alastair Sim
• The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) starring Walter Matthau
• Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) starring Scrooge McDuck
• A Christmas Carol (2009) starring Jim Carrey
A Christmas Carol (1910) starring Marc McDermott
Scrooge (1935) starring Seymour Hicks
A Christmas Carol (1938) starring Reginald Owen
Scrooge (1951) starring Alastair Sim
• "A Christmas Carol" episode of Shower of Stars (1954) starring Fredric March
Scrooge (1970) starring Albert Finney
A Christmas Carol (1984) starring George C. Scott
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) starring Michael Caine
A Christmas Carol (1999) starring Patrick Stewart

In this year's scene, we're getting romantically tragic as the Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge his failed relationship with the love of his life. Make sure you have your tissues handy, 'cause it's all broken hearts this month.

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Exciting to see this pop back into my feed reader. A tradition, for sure. Thank you for continuing on. Can't wait to read your thoughts.


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