History TearJerker / AChristmasCarol

4th Feb '16 7:17:14 PM NateTheGreat
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* The passage of the spirits outside after Marley's ghost departs is usually skipped in adaptations, but it includes a tearjerking moment:
-->''The air was filled with phantoms, wandering hither and thither in restless haste, and moaning as they went. Every one of them wore chains like Marley's Ghost; some few (they might be guilty governments) were linked together; none were free. Many had been personally known to Scrooge in their lives. He had been quite familiar with one old ghost, in a white waistcoat, with a monstrous iron safe attached to its ankle, who cried piteously at being unable to assist a wretched woman with an infant, whom it saw below, upon a door-step. The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever.''

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* The passage of the spirits outside after Marley's ghost departs is usually skipped in adaptations, but it includes a tearjerking moment:
moment (slightly abridged):
-->''The air was filled with phantoms, wandering hither and thither in restless haste, and moaning as they went. Every one of them wore chains like Marley's Ghost; some few (they might be guilty governments) were linked together; none were free. Ghost...Many had been personally known to Scrooge in their lives. He had been quite familiar with one old ghost, in a white waistcoat, with a monstrous iron safe attached to its ankle, who cried piteously at being unable to assist a wretched woman with an infant, whom it saw below, upon a door-step. The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever.''
4th Feb '16 7:14:31 PM NateTheGreat
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* While it's also [[NightmareFuel horrifying]], the 2009 version's portrayal of [[HumanoidAbomination Ignorance and Want]] shows that despite their monstrous appearance, they too are tragic figures, being born of mankind's worst qualities (unwillingness to learn and selfish desire) and shows that if people like Scrooge don't change their ways, children like Ignorance and Want will be driven to lives of crime and madness in their adulthoods.

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* While it's also [[NightmareFuel horrifying]], the 2009 version's portrayal of [[HumanoidAbomination Ignorance and Want]] shows that despite their monstrous appearance, they too are tragic figures, being born of mankind's worst qualities (unwillingness to learn and selfish desire) and shows that if people like Scrooge don't change their ways, children like Ignorance and Want will be driven to lives of crime and madness in their adulthoods.adulthoods.
* The passage of the spirits outside after Marley's ghost departs is usually skipped in adaptations, but it includes a tearjerking moment:
-->''The air was filled with phantoms, wandering hither and thither in restless haste, and moaning as they went. Every one of them wore chains like Marley's Ghost; some few (they might be guilty governments) were linked together; none were free. Many had been personally known to Scrooge in their lives. He had been quite familiar with one old ghost, in a white waistcoat, with a monstrous iron safe attached to its ankle, who cried piteously at being unable to assist a wretched woman with an infant, whom it saw below, upon a door-step. The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever.''
18th Dec '15 7:32:43 PM TheMeteorKing
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* In the 1951 film ''Scrooge'', as Scrooge goes back to his childhood in the deserted school, his sister comes in and he forgets and tries to embrace her. Alastair Sim was brilliant. That one terrible, overjoyed cry -- "''Fan!''" and she runs right through him. Oh my ''God''.

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* In the 1951 film ''Scrooge'', as Scrooge goes back to his childhood in the deserted school, his sister comes in and he forgets and tries to embrace her. Alastair Sim was brilliant. That one terrible, overjoyed cry -- "''Fan!''" "''Fran!''" and she runs right through him. Oh my ''God''.
16th Dec '15 12:33:45 PM CJCroen1393
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-->"And now Scrooge looked on more attentively than ever, when the master of the house, having his daughter leaning fondly on him, sat down with her and her mother at his own fireside; and when he thought that such another creature, quite as graceful and as full of promise, might have called him father, and been a spring-time in the haggard winter of his life, his sight grew very dim indeed."

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-->"And now Scrooge looked on more attentively than ever, when the master of the house, having his daughter leaning fondly on him, sat down with her and her mother at his own fireside; and when he thought that such another creature, quite as graceful and as full of promise, might have called him father, and been a spring-time in the haggard winter of his life, his sight grew very dim indeed.""
* While it's also [[NightmareFuel horrifying]], the 2009 version's portrayal of [[HumanoidAbomination Ignorance and Want]] shows that despite their monstrous appearance, they too are tragic figures, being born of mankind's worst qualities (unwillingness to learn and selfish desire) and shows that if people like Scrooge don't change their ways, children like Ignorance and Want will be driven to lives of crime and madness in their adulthoods.
6th Dec '15 11:58:01 AM Pamina
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* In any version, when Scrooge's fiancee leaves him after seeing values money more than he values her. Especially when old Scrooge is shouting at his younger self to go after her.

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* In any version, when Scrooge's fiancee leaves him after seeing values money more than he values her. Especially in the 1999 Patrick Stewart version and 2004 musical, when old Scrooge is shouting at his younger self to go after her.
3rd Dec '15 6:21:40 PM Dork12
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** The saddest thing about Jacob Marley is that he, unlike Scrooge, can't get a second chance to change. He's already dead at the start of the story, and is doomed to an eternity of regret.
24th Nov '15 8:00:14 PM Blackjack254
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** one year for a Christmas Concert, My orchestra played "Asis' Death" from EdvardGrieg's ''Peer Gynt'' quite for that scene.

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** one year for a Christmas Concert, My orchestra played "Asis' Death" from EdvardGrieg's ''Peer Gynt'' quite suite for that scene.
24th Nov '15 7:59:36 PM Blackjack254
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** one year for a Christmas Concert, My orchestra played "Asis' Death" from EdvardGrieg's ''Peer Gynt'' quite for that scene.
24th Nov '15 1:00:47 PM Anarquistador
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* The final vision of the past that the Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge is the night Jacob Marley died, and he learns the fate of Belle, his former fiance. She is happily married to a good man and surrounded by loving children, including a beautiful teenage daughter that is the spitting image of her mother. What Scrooge feels upon seeing a life that could have been his...well, Dickens himself puts it best:

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* The final vision of the past that the Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge - the thing that finally breaks him, in fact - is the night Jacob Marley died, and died. Rather than see himself, or Marley, he learns the fate of Belle, his former fiance. She is happily married to a good man and surrounded by loving children, including a beautiful teenage daughter that is the spitting image of her mother. What Scrooge feels upon seeing a life that could have been his...well, Dickens himself puts it best:
24th Nov '15 12:58:44 PM Anarquistador
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* There's an animated animal version of this story where the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come doesn't take Scrooge to a future where Tiny Tim died from his illness; rather he takes him to a future where Tim ''turned into Scrooge''. Scrooge is utterly horrified.

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* There's an animated animal version of this story where the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come doesn't take Scrooge to a future where Tiny Tim died from his illness; rather he takes him to a future where Tim ''turned into Scrooge''. Scrooge is utterly horrified.horrified.
* The final vision of the past that the Ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge is the night Jacob Marley died, and he learns the fate of Belle, his former fiance. She is happily married to a good man and surrounded by loving children, including a beautiful teenage daughter that is the spitting image of her mother. What Scrooge feels upon seeing a life that could have been his...well, Dickens himself puts it best:
-->"And now Scrooge looked on more attentively than ever, when the master of the house, having his daughter leaning fondly on him, sat down with her and her mother at his own fireside; and when he thought that such another creature, quite as graceful and as full of promise, might have called him father, and been a spring-time in the haggard winter of his life, his sight grew very dim indeed."
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