12-25-2010, 09:02 AM
Ahh, "A Christmas Carol." My holiday obsession for years. I had to buy every film version; the one from the 30's with Reginald Owen, the 50's with Alistair Sim, the one from the 70's with George C. Scott, Muppets, etc. Haven't seen a modern version I like that's true to the original text. I think we're overdue for a George Lucas version with all the high tech effects....and please, not some pop culture bubble gum version with modern slang and idioms to appeal to the younger generations with hip hop references. I'd also love to see someone do the story of Christmas reaching back to Genesis, culminating with the Virgin Birth and when the wise men arrive after Herod's massacre, they see a flash of the salvation plan in the child's eye and the film ends with the heavenly host rejoicing in the sky above them. The hope of mankind.