December 13, 2012

BookWh*re Online Book Club



1. What version did you decide to watch and why did you pick it?

2. Why did you select this version?

3. Do you feel the movie did a great job at portraying the story and characters as depicted in the book?


4. What was your favorite part of the movie? Least favorite?


5. In what ways was the movie different from the book? In what ways was it similar?


6. Share any other thoughts you have about the movie with us.


3 comments:

  1. 1) Scrooge!!!


    2) I'm really into Bill Murray...it's not healthy.

    3) the movie does a great job putting a modern twist on the story.


    4)Bill Murray :) I love the ghost of Christmas future...He was epic!! DONT HAVE ONE!!! HAHA!!

    5)well it was a new age twist so it held true to the storyline but drifted from the actual story.


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  2. 1. I went a bit over board and watched two versions of A Christmas Carol this past weekend. The first version I watched was A Muppet Christmas Carol and the second version was Blackadder's Christmas Carol.

    2. I selected the Muppet's version because I like to watch it once every year around this time, so the timing worked out great. The Blackadder version came about after a friend of mine reminded me that it was out there. Believe me when I say, it's an interesting take on the classic tale. LOL

    3. The Muppet version did a fantastic job of portraying the story and characters exactly as the book. It even went so far as to have the author narration included by Gonzo, who played Dickens. It's definitely one of my favorite versions out there.
    Blackadder went in the complete opposite direction. Instead of being a miser, Ebenezer was the most generous of men until he was visited by the Ghost of Christmas (Past & Future in one), and learned that things would be more fun if he was a scrooge. It's a comedy and the cast is awesome!

    4. For Muppets my favorite part was The Ghost of Christmas Present and the song he sings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlRpGj7LWS4. Honestly, the entire movie makes me smile every time I see it. :) And for this version, there isn't anything about it that I don't enjoy.
    Blackadder - favorite part would have to be the King and Queen's scene where he's trying to keep her in the dark about her gifts and failing horribly. I know someone exactly like the King, so this scene always makes me crack up. Least favorite part is definitely Ebenezer's god-daughter who has the most annoying laughing! I often hit mute during her moments on screen.


    5. I started covering this in my answer to question 3, but I'll expand just a little here. Muppet's is pretty much spot on in the retelling of the original story. The only major difference was they didn't cover the two children that hung out with the Ghost of Christmas Present. Other than that, the differences were so subtle that if you hadn't just read the book, you wouldn't even notice them.
    Blackadder is completely different from the original tale. It's as far from an adaptation as you can get, but it doesn't make it any less enjoyable. There's no Jacob Marley, no Ghosts of Present or Future, and no redemption. But it has elements of A Christmas Carol within it. Short of saying see it for yourselves, I'm not really sure how to put this version into words. LOL

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  3. KBolt

    1) What I thought I was going to watch didn't pan out! I was hoping more was instant on Netflix - lol!! So I pulled out my trusty Muppet Christmas DVD! You can't go wrong with it!! I do love the B. Murray version too, Danielle!

    2)I thought I was going to do the Jim Carey version but didn't find it on Netflix instant and I have several versions on DVD so I thought the Muppets were calling! I love Miss Piggy and Kermy in this one!!

    3) I think it was pretty accurate! There were a couple of things changed a bit but only for the better with song - LOL!

    4) I love the movie pretty much in its entirety! I really like the Marley and Marley part with their little legs kind of dancing. I remember when I was a kid I'd get impatient with the singing parts but not any more! It was fun to watch!

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    6) I think anyone would enjoy it! I still need to see the Jim C one! I need to have my hubby haul out our DVDs so I can search for the ones we have! Hope you guys are having an awesome December!!

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