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A Christmas Carol

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by : Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Group Members Stave 1 : Marley's Ghost Movie Title : A Christmas Carol
Year : 2009
Duration : 96 minutes
Director : Robert Zemeckis
Writer : Robert Zemeckis (screenplay)
Charles Dickes (novel)
Starring : Jim Carrey , Colin Firth , Gary Oldman
Source : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1067106/ Movie Title : Scrooge
Year : 1951
Duration : 86 minutes
Director : Brian Desmond Hunt
Writer : Noel Langley
Starring : Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns,
Hermione Baddeley & Michael Dolan Name : Charles John Huffham Dickens
Born : 7 February 1812
Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died : 9 June 1870 (aged 58)
Gad's Hill Place, Higham,
Kent, England First edition frontispiece and title page (1843)
Author(s) : Charles Dickens
Original title : A Christmas Carol
Illustrator : John Leech
Country : England
Language : English Genre(s) : Novella, Parable, Social criticism, Ghost story, Morality tale
Publisher : Chapman & Hall
Publication date : 19 December 1843
Media type : Print ENGL 2515


Part 2: Presentation (20%)

Topic : “How adaptations of fiction have made literature part of popular culture”

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1016970 Adaptation FILMS. TELEVISION Fantasy
The presence of supernatural; Ghosts
Past present and future

Children’s literature
Simplicity of storyline and title
Adaptation to digital animation Genre : Fantasy
& Children’s Literature Fredric March takes a turn at playing Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ classic tale on the show ‘Shower of Stars’.
Date: 1954
Director: Ralph Levy
Writer: Charles Dickens, Maxwell Anderson
Starring: Fredric March, Basil Rathbone, Bob Sweeney
Runtime: 53:19
TV : CBS Television Directed by : Abe Levitow
Written by : Freely Adapted from Charles Dickens,
by Barbara Chain
Starring : Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano & Paul Frees
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill,
Distributed by : Classic Media, Inc.
Release date(s) : December 18, 1962
Running time : 53 min
Language : English
TV : NBC Television Movie Title : A Chrisrmas Carol
Year : 1999
Duration : 95 minutes
Director : David Hugh Jones
Writer : Peter Barnes
Starring : Patrick Stewart , Richard E. Grant & Joel GreyI POPULAR MUSICAL. A musical by Alan Menken. Presented annually at Paramount Theater in Madison Square Garden from December 1, 1994 until December 23, 2003. Songs:
"A place called home"
"Mr Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball"
"Dancing On Your Grave" I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.

Their faithful Friend and Servant,
C. D.
December, 1843. Introduced Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted rich man who refuses to socialize and help the needy.
He owns a business firm with his partner, late Jacob Marley that has died 7 years ago.
He coldly treated people around him including his nephew, his sole employee and the two gentlemen who seek for the fund.
On Christmas Eve, Marley’s Ghost visits and warns him to not be stingy and greedy or he would end up being like Marley.
Marley’s Ghost tells Scrooge that three different spirits will visit him over the next three nights. At one o’clock, the ghost of Christmas Past appears to him in a childlike figure.
The ghost shows Scrooge’s life as a lonely young boy but with the potential for happiness. Later on they go to Fezziwig to witness his adulthood during apprentice and meeting his former fiance, Belle.
He sobs and insists the spirit to bring him back to his bedroom. Stave 2 : The First of the Three Spirits Dickens divides the book into five chapters, which he labels "staves", that is, song stanzas or verses, in keeping with the title of the book. He uses a similar device in his next two Christmas books, titling the four divisions of The Chimes, "quarters", after the quarter-hour tolling of clock chimes, and naming the parts of The Cricket on the Hearth "chirps". Scrooge goes to sleep and is awakened by the Ghost of Christmas Present.
The ghost shows him how grateful the Cratchit’s household celebrate their Christmas though they are poor.
He meets Tiny-Tim, a cripple but kind-hearted boy that might die soon.
They also see a party at Fred’s house. Stave 3 : The Second of the Three Spirits The last spirit, Ghost of Future Christmas come and brings Scrooge to a strange place.
He sees a group of people discussing about a dead man and surprisingly, he is the person who is dead.
He also learns that Tiny-Tim already died.
Through these scenes, Scrooge vows to himself that if he is able to change his fate, he will change his attitude by treating people nicely and helps the needy. Stave 4: The Last of The Three Spirits Waking up in gratitude, he find that all the journeys take place only in one night.
He celebrates his Christmas joyfully by sending large turkey to Cratchit’s family and donates huge sum of money to the charity.
He becomes friendly to everybody and support Tiny-Tim’s expenses. Stave 5: The End of It In Christmas carol 2009, most parts are included except that some scenes are not very detail.

In Diva’s Christmas carol (2000) the protagonist is female and a singer.

Scrooged (Bill Murray, 1988) is an example of film with loose adaptation of the book. Differences between
book and films > Popular bedtime story
> Become one of popular performance plays for elementary schools
> Phrase “bah! Humbug!” become common use among the fans
> Commercial purpose during Christmas
> Universal regardless age, social background and religion
> Use for education and reminder
> Help to shape people’s view towards Christmas How it becomes part of
popular culture Sources :) Dickens, Charles: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843.

Merriman, C.D. “Charles Dickens.” The Literature Network. Jalic Inc. 7 December 2009 <http://www.online-literature.com/dickens/>.

Perdue, David A. “Charles Dickens.” David Perdue’s Charles Dickens Page. Ed. David Perdue. 7 December 2009 <http://charlesdickenspage.com/index.html>. A Christmas Carol was actually a self-published book, Dickens published the book at his own expense. He even went so far as to insist that the binding be lavish, the edging was gold, it contained hand colored illustrations and he even set the price at 5 shillings so that everyone could afford it. Granted, he did not make much money on the book, even though the book sold six thousand copies in the first few days of its release, it was a matter of low profit due to high sales for an affordable book. Dickens thought that the simple act of recreating a long lost English Christmas of old could help begin to heal the state of the modern world he saw as cold and hard. He believed this so much that he wrote about it several times. The first in 1833, in his Sketches by Boz; he wrote “A Christmas Dinner”. The second, he wrote in 1837 in The Pickwick Papers. It was this version that was a prototype for A Christmas Carol. In this first version, a character named Mr. Wardle tells the story of Gabriel Grub, a disreputable man who undergoes a Christmas makeover after being visited by goblins who show him the past and future. As the years progressed, these ideas marinated and mingled with Dickens Fascination of spiritualism. It is a well-known fact that throughout his life, Dickens was fascinated by spiritualism. He considered fairy tales stories of alteration and conversion. This was another likely influence that added to the tale that would become A Christmas Carol. Do you Know? Dickens is credited as being the first to show a modern world a new way of celebrating Christmas. Instead of putting the importance on the twelve days of Christmas, he showed that any family could create a celebration in their own home in one day. Even with a small income, a small family, a hard working family, he showed that Christmas could still invoke good will toward man and solidify family values. Overview. Throughout his life, Dickens would receive many letters from his readers, people who lived modest lives in the back streets of London, exalting his story that was read aloud and brought nothing but good to their family. To think, 169 (Dec 19, 1843) years later, people are still reading this book aloud and finding nothing but good in it.

This little book has been viewed as the inspiration of the Victorian era to revive the holiday season of Christmas. This book that lacks shepherds, wise men, stars, and angels; this book that has never been out of print and has been adapted to the stage, screen, and even Opera. This book whose muse was the mistreatment and neglect of working children in the Industrial Revolution, this book that is simply quite something. Here’s something you might find interesting, did you know that A Christmas Carol was not meant to be a little story about Christmas, but rather a story meant to combat the treatment of children in work houses?

The early nineteenth century was an era of the ten hour a day, six days a week work schedules for men, women and children alike. This modern age had been ushered in as the Industrial Revolution. It had indeed increased production of factory goods, but at the expense of personal well-being and social disorder. These issues, which seem so far from Christmas Spirit, were actually at the very heart of Dickens story. Title: A Christmas Carol
Release Date: 1908
Directed by: Unknown
Starring: Tom Ricketts
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233449/ A Christmas Carol (1938 film) Starring : Reginald Owen
Director : Edwin L. Marin
Release Date : December 16 1938
Running Time : 69 minutes 1983 by Walt Disney Productions 2001 animated film voiced by Kate Winslet, Nicholas Cage & Simon Callow 1992 American musical-comedy by
The Muppets ! 2000 Diva's Christmas Carol starring Vanessa Williams THANK GOD , IT'S THE END
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