Friday, November 26, 2010

"You Shall Enjoy Yourself Tonight, Mr. Ebenezer, That Is An Order!"

The 1984 version of A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite versions of the Dickens classic -- the other being the Alastair Sim version. George C. Scott is cranky and miserly to the hilt. I remember watching this two years in a row when it was originally broadcast on CBS (and sponsored by IBM, which showed off its PS/2 line of computers).

Here's a lively scene, in honour of tomorrow night's Victorian Christmas Ball:

I love the Regency fashion... and the breeches... and the dancing.

"How long since you've danced, Ebenezer?"

"A waste of time, dancing."

"You didn't think so then."

"There was a reason then."

There still is.

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