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Merry Christmas from Edinburgh

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on December 25, 2008 by dcairns

Our own dear Alastair Sim as Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I think you have to be careful with this bit, because Scrooge is apt to appear INSANE, as if his ordeal of the previous night has cost him his marbles. Edinburgh’s own Sim boldly wades in, throwing caution to the winds, and loons it up like a good un. Better to be interesting than…not.

Scrooge is clearly not Scottish in the Dickens, or at any rate there’s no mention of it, but the miserly nature of the character seems to fit with Sim’s casting (he reprised the role in Richard Williams’ animated version), and later we get Uncle Scrooge McDuck, cementing the connection.