Once upon a time—of all good days in the year, on Christmas Eve—old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house.  It was cold, bleak, biting weather: foggy withal: and he could hear people in the court outside, go wheezing up and down, beating their hands upon their breasts, and stamping their feet upon the pavement-stonesContinue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES It’s Cold”

SCREEN SCROOGES: Rules of the Game

     The original text of “A Christmas Carol has been chopped into 47 sequences, which form the chapters of this book.  For each of these, we start with Dickens’s original.  (Why 47?  Well, I wanted to do an even 50, but the book won’t break down that way.  It insists on 47.)      It hasContinue reading “SCREEN SCROOGES: Rules of the Game”