Analyzing The Film 'A Christmas Carol'

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Introduction: The original title of the film is A Christmas Carol. The internal release was the 3rd of November 2009 in London. The genre of the film is Animation, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction and it is also a Christmas movie. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film is produced by Carol Huffman. Roger O. Hirson is the screenwriter. The film music is composed by Alan Sivestri with some of the music being based on actual characters. It is starred by Jim Carrey, who play four different characters, (Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come), Gary Oldman, who play two different characters, (Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit), Colin Firth (Fred), Bob Hoskins (Fezziwig),…show more content…
The setting of A Christmas Carol is not determined so much by the physical surroundings of a dismal life in Victorian England, where there is great disparity between rich and poor, but by the conditions of Ebenezer Scrooge's life, his bare existence. He is distant and cold, indifferent to those around him, unmoved by the suffering of the masses, and even estranged from his own family. The settings reflect Scrooge's attitude and temperament. His home is cold and indifferent, lacking warmth. Yet, Bob Crachit's home, though meager compared to Scrooge's is warm and full of love. The home of Fred, Mr. Scrooge's nephew, who he refuses to accept, because his sister Fan died in childbirth, is warm and joyful. Scrooge cannot allow this type of setting in his home or his heart, until he is transformed by the coldest setting in the book, a visit to his own grave. The same is true for the location that he visits with the three…show more content…
Though he is treated poorly by Scrooge, Cratchit retains a loyalty to his boss despite the protestations of his wife. His youngest son, Tiny Tim, is a cripple, and it is partly through concern for his plight that Scrooge makes the transformation from miser to philanthropist. Bob Cratchit spends a normal day at work shivering, due to Scrooge rationing coal. Bob gets to the point of begging Scrooge to take Christmas Day off, so he can spend time with his family. He is shy, timid, jolly, fatherly, joyful, kind and caring. His appearance: slender, middle – aged, brown hair, brown sideburns, brown waistcoat and a black top hat. His goal is to take care of his son Tiny

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