Wednesday, December 15, 2010
'This ghostly little book'
That was a rather un-Yule post yesterday, I just realized that! I have not even bought a Christmas tree yet. Instead I am sitting around thinking about exorcisms. I am like that kid in that movie, whatever it was? "Harold and Maude." The kid who drives around in the hearse. So ...
Here is something cool and Yule.
Who knew "A Christmas Carol" was on Google Books?
You do not want this one.
You want this one.
It is like an onion! All you do is look at it and you get tears in your eyes.
Here are all the different covers for "A Christmas Carol."
And all the versions on Google Books.
And a clip from the great 1951 "Scrooge" movie starring Alastair Sim. Leonard Pennario knew Alastair Sim and told me a thing or two about him. Alastair Sim was a Scottish actor known mostly as a comedian but he makes this movie, this "Scrooge." He is perfect. My friend Michelle posted this video on Facebook yesterday and everyone was crying.
The entire movie is posted on YouTube. Is this a wonderful era we live in or what?
Here is a beautiful clip where you see Scrooge going to his nephew's Christmas party after all. A magnificent Scrooge! Look at the looks that cross his face. And I like how everyone is gathered around the piano.
As Howard says a piano is the ultimate home entertainment system. Well, you need a pianist to go with it.
Now I am in the mood only for fun and games.
One thing I can say about today:
It is shot!