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A Christmas Carol (2009)

“What do you want with me?” asks Ebenezer Scrooge.  Jacob Marley replies, “You will be haunted by three spirits.”  Scrooge responds, “I’d rather not.” There have been several feature-length adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol.  The most … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1938)

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“Please let me stay!” exclaims Ebenezer Scrooge to the Ghost of Christmas Past.  The ghost responds, “Nonsense!  You don’t want to stay!”  Scrooge replies, “Yes, I do!” There have been several feature-length adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol.  … Continue reading

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‘The Polar Express’ & ‘A Christmas Carol’

Robert Zemeckis is a writer, producer, and director who first desired to go to film school not long after seeing Bonnie and Clyde with his father when it came out in 1967.  Zemeckis attended USC, where he met Bob Gale … Continue reading

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‘Treasure Island’ & ‘Oliver Twist’

Hal Sutherland is an animator and director who started his career as a Disney animator in 1954, working on Sleeping Beauty.  In 1962, he left Disney to found the animation company Filmation with Norm Prescott and Lou Scheimer.  Sutherland directed … Continue reading

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Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part Three

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(continued from Robert Zemeckis: An Appreciation Part Two) 2000’s Cast Away: Zemeckis reunited with Tom Hanks for this tale of a FedEx employee (Hanks) who gets stranded on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific after a plane crash, and … Continue reading