Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 347: Friday Dec 16

Scrooge (Hurst, 1951): The Vanishing Point, 21 Lee Road, Blackheath, London SE3 9RQ, 7.30pm

Pop-up and immersive cinema is all the rage right now and this looks one of the best recent events. The screening takes place in a converted Victorian art studio made to look like Scrooge and Marley's counting house.

Time Out review:


'Surprisingly, there isn't a film version of the Dickens novella which merits the imprimatur 'classic'. The Muppets had a good stab at it, and Bill Murray was well cast in the otherwise scattershot Scrooged. On the plus side, this version is cast like an engraved illustration: Thesiger, Johns, Hordern, Harrison, Malleson, Baddeley and, above all, the splendidly aloof Sim, who feasts on Dickens' best lines ('I expect you want the whole day off tomorrow?'), greets each new ghost with a weary shiver, and handles his giddy rebirth with aplomb.' Tom Charity


Here is the trailer.

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