Episode 12. A Christmas Carol (1951; dir. Brian Desmond Hurst): The Terrors of the Past, Present, and Future

A Christmas Carol (1951) and the Terrors of the Past, Present, and Future!

In our final episode of the year, David and Shaun discuss the 1951 classic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (starring Alastair Sim).  We discuss the film’s influence on later adaptations, its approach to Dickens’ classic, its approach to wealth, the performances, and much more!

We also briefly discuss the Star Wars franchise and the problem of spoilers.

Enjoy!

Download Episode 012 (A Christmas Carol)(MP3)

Show Notes:

  • A Christmas Carol (1951)
    • Wiki Page
    • If you’d like to watch the film, you can do so here.
  • Our next films are Near Dark (1987)and High Noon (1952).  Here’s how you can watch them:
    • Near Dark:
      • Unfortunately, it is not available for streaming at the moment.  You’ll have to use a DVD service like Netflix.
    • High Noon:
      • Google ($2.99 to rent / $9.99 to buy)
      • YouTube ($2.99 to rent)
      • iTunes ($14.99 to buy)
      • High Noon ($3.99 to rent / $13.99 to buy)
      • VUDU ($2.99-$3.99 to rent / $9.99 to $13.99 to buy)
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