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** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability, playing him as the loneliest man in the world who, at the start, is content to live as he does while being angry at the world in general. There's his AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also more of a tough nut to crack than most Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of humor, self-defense, denials and DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[StepfordSnarker clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. His post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.

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** George C. Scott's Creator/GeorgeCScott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability, playing him as the loneliest man in the world who, at the start, is content to live as he does while being angry at the world in general. There's his AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also more of a tough nut to crack than most Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of humor, self-defense, denials and DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[StepfordSnarker clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. His post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.



** David Warner's Bob Cratchit is less meek and pathetic than many other portrayals and more of a stolid, quietly dignified IronWoobie, which makes it especially heartbreaking when he finally breaks into ManlyTears over Tiny Tim's death.

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** David Warner's Creator/DavidWarner's Bob Cratchit is less meek and pathetic than many other portrayals and more of a stolid, quietly dignified IronWoobie, which makes it especially heartbreaking when he finally breaks into ManlyTears over Tiny Tim's death.



* MisaimedFandom: George C. Scott plays Scrooge as deflecting the effects of the Ghosts' visits with humor, anger, and denial, while still being affected by what he sees. Some people missed that he ''was'' affected until the end when he breaks down, and thought he changed at the very last second.

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* MisaimedFandom: George C. Scott Creator/GeorgeCScott plays Scrooge as deflecting the effects of the Ghosts' visits with humor, anger, and denial, while still being affected by what he sees. Some people missed that he ''was'' affected until the end when he breaks down, and thought he changed at the very last second.


** The entire score could be considered this.

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* MisaimedFandom: George C. Scott plays Scrooge as deflecting the effects of the Ghosts' visits with humor, anger, and denial, while still being affected by what he sees. Some people missed that he ''was'' affected until the end when he breaks down, and thought he changed at the very last second.


** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability, playing him as the loneliest man in the world who, at the start, is content to live as he does while being angry at the world in general. There's his AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also more of a tough nut to crack than most Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of self-defense, denials and DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[StepfordSnarker clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. His post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.

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** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability, playing him as the loneliest man in the world who, at the start, is content to live as he does while being angry at the world in general. There's his AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also more of a tough nut to crack than most Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of humor, self-defense, denials and DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[StepfordSnarker clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. His post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.


** The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present are both more Cruel ToBeKind than usual. Past responds with smirking sarcasm to Scrooge's attempts to defend his mistakes, while Present is possibly the angriest portrayal of that spirit ever put to screen.

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** The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present are both more Cruel ToBeKind CruelToBeKind than usual. Past responds with smirking sarcasm to Scrooge's attempts to defend his mistakes, while Present is possibly the angriest portrayal of that spirit ever put to screen.


** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability. For starters, there's his AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he even smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also much more of a "tough nut to crack" than other Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of self-defense, denials and DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. Last but not least, his post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.
** The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present are both more {{Cruel To Be Kind}} than usual. Past responds with smirking sarcasm to Scrooge's attempts to defend his mistakes, while Present is possibly the angriest portrayal of that spirit ever put to screen.

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** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability. For starters, there's believability, playing him as the loneliest man in the world who, at the start, is content to live as he does while being angry at the world in general. There's his AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he even smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also much more of a "tough tough nut to crack" crack than other most Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of self-defense, denials and DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold [[StepfordSnarker clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. Last but not least, his His post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.
** The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present are both more {{Cruel To Be Kind}} Cruel ToBeKind than usual. Past responds with smirking sarcasm to Scrooge's attempts to defend his mistakes, while Present is possibly the angriest portrayal of that spirit ever put to screen.



** A minor example with Belle. Instead of being TheCutie[=/=]TheIngenue as per her standard characterization, she comes off much more strong-willed and bitter about Scrooge's neglect. When she asks Scrooge if he'd still try to win her now if he ''hadn't'' originally engaged with her, he attempts to mask his [[TheDitherer dithering]] by [[ManipulativeBastard accusing her of doubting that he would]]. In the book, she lets the comment slide; here, Belle [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] on his RevealingCoverup, implying that this above all was proof that their romance really is over. She still feels [[AlasPoorVillain sympathy]] for him years later, though, when she learns from her husband how alone he is.

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** A minor example with Belle. Instead of being TheCutie[=/=]TheIngenue TheIngenue as per her standard characterization, she comes off much more strong-willed and bitter about Scrooge's neglect. When she asks Scrooge if he'd still try to win her now if he ''hadn't'' originally engaged with her, he attempts to mask his [[TheDitherer dithering]] by [[ManipulativeBastard accusing her of doubting that he would]]. In the book, she lets the comment slide; here, Belle [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] on his RevealingCoverup, implying that this above all was proof that their romance really is over. She still feels [[AlasPoorVillain sympathy]] for him years later, though, when she learns from her husband how alone he is.


* NightmareFuel: ''Plenty''. Marley is ghastly - unwrapping his jaw initially causes it to ''[[BodyHorror flop open much too realistically]]''. The Spirit of Christmas Past has a few scare chords, and some of her crueler lines and {{Psychotic Smirk}}ing mix frighteningly with her [[LightIsGood otherwise angelic appearance]]. The Spirit of Christmas Present is fine right up until the end, when he reveals [[CreepyChild Ignorance and Want]], and disappears abruptly to leave Scrooge in an empty snow field, with enough of a {{Beat}} that Scrooge genuinely thinks he's been left to die in the dark before The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come arrives. Speaking of which, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the less]] [[ScareChord said of]] [[TheGrimReaper this particular ghost]], [[CreepyLongFingers the better]].

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* NightmareFuel: ''Plenty''. Marley is ghastly - unwrapping his jaw initially causes it to ''[[BodyHorror flop open much too realistically]]''. The Spirit of Christmas Past has a few scare chords, and some of her crueler lines and {{Psychotic Smirk}}ing mix frighteningly with her [[LightIsGood otherwise angelic appearance]]. The Spirit of Christmas Present is fine right up until the end, when he reveals [[CreepyChild Ignorance and Want]], and disappears abruptly to leave Scrooge in an empty snow field, with enough of a {{Beat}} that Scrooge genuinely thinks he's been left to die in the dark before The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come arrives. Speaking of which, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the less]] [[ScareChord said of]] [[TheGrimReaper this particular ghost]], [[CreepyLongFingers the better]].----


** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability. For starters, there's the above-mentioned AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he even smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also much more of a "tough nut to crack" than other Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of self-defense, denials and DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. Last but not least, his post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.

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** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability. For starters, there's the above-mentioned his AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he even smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also much more of a "tough nut to crack" than other Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of self-defense, denials and DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. Last but not least, his post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.


* AdaptationalVillainy: This version of Scrooge comes across as a great deal colder than most. Rather than his usual indifferent self he seems to actively take pleasure in the suffering of others. He also makes more efforts to defend himself to the spirits than most versions.



* HarsherInHindsight: Scrooge's declaration that Christmas is a "false, commercial enterprise" seems eerily preminiscent of today.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Scrooge's declaration that Christmas is a "false, commercial enterprise" seems eerily preminiscent prescient of today.


** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability. For starters, there's the above-mentioned AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he even smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also much more of a "tough nut to crack" than other Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of self-defense, denials and Don'tYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. Last but not least, his post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.

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** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability. For starters, there's the above-mentioned AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he even smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also much more of a "tough nut to crack" than other Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of self-defense, denials and Don'tYouDarePityMe, DontYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. Last but not least, his post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Scrooge's declaration that Christmas is a "false, commercial enterprise" seems eerily preminiscent of today.


** David Warner's Bob Cratchit is less meek and pathetic than many other portrayals and more of a quietly stolid, dignified {{IronWoobie}}, which makes it especially heartbreaking when he finally breaks into ManlyTears over Tiny Tim's death.

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** David Warner's Bob Cratchit is less meek and pathetic than many other portrayals and more of a stolid, quietly stolid, dignified {{IronWoobie}}, IronWoobie, which makes it especially heartbreaking when he finally breaks into ManlyTears over Tiny Tim's death.


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: A minor example with Belle. Instead of being TheCutie[=/=]TheIngenue as per her standard characterization, she comes off much more strongly-willed. When she asks Scrooge if he'd still try to win her now if he ''hadn't'' originally engaged with her, he attempts to mask his [[TheDitherer dithering]] by [[ManipulativeBastard accusing her of doubting that he would]]. In the book, she lets the comment slide; here, Bell [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] on his RevealingCoverup, implying that this above all was proof that their romance really is over.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** George C. Scott's Scrooge is just as compelling for his originality as his believability. For starters, there's the above-mentioned AdaptationalVillainy and coldness, with the fact that he even smirks and laughs in disdain at others' kindness and Christmas cheer. He's also much more of a "tough nut to crack" than other Scrooges, responding to the ghosts' revelations with a blend of self-defense, denials and Don'tYouDarePityMe, even as he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold clearly shaken and softening]], until the moment when he finally vows to change and collapses in BrokenTears at his own grave. Last but not least, his post-HeelFaceTurn manner is less wildly giddy than others (apart from one adorable moment of gleefully jumping on his bed), but blends joy and warmth with the same reserve and dignity he had before, as well as a due sense of regret and apology for his past actions.
** The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present are both more {{Cruel To Be Kind}} than usual. Past responds with smirking sarcasm to Scrooge's attempts to defend his mistakes, while Present is possibly the angriest portrayal of that spirit ever put to screen.
** David Warner's Bob Cratchit is less meek and pathetic than many other portrayals and more of a quietly stolid, dignified {{IronWoobie}}, which makes it especially heartbreaking when he finally breaks into ManlyTears over Tiny Tim's death.
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A minor example with Belle. Instead of being TheCutie[=/=]TheIngenue as per her standard characterization, she comes off much more strongly-willed.strong-willed and bitter about Scrooge's neglect. When she asks Scrooge if he'd still try to win her now if he ''hadn't'' originally engaged with her, he attempts to mask his [[TheDitherer dithering]] by [[ManipulativeBastard accusing her of doubting that he would]]. In the book, she lets the comment slide; here, Bell Belle [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] on his RevealingCoverup, implying that this above all was proof that their romance really is over. She still feels [[AlasPoorVillain sympathy]] for him years later, though, when she learns from her husband how alone he is.


* AdaptationalVillainy: This version of Scrooge comes across as a great deal colder than most. Rather than his usual indifferent self he seems to actively take please in the suffering of others. He also makes more efforts to defend himself to the spirits than most versions.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: This version of Scrooge comes across as a great deal colder than most. Rather than his usual indifferent self he seems to actively take please pleasure in the suffering of others. He also makes more efforts to defend himself to the spirits than most versions.



* NightmareFuel: ''Plenty''. Marley is ghastly - unwrapping his jaw initially causes it to ''[[BodyHorror flop open much too realistically]]''. The Spirit of Christmas Past has a few scare chords, and some of her crueler lines and {{Psychotic Smirk}}ing mix frighteningly with her [[LightIsGood otherwise angelic appearance]]. The Spirit of Christmas Present is fine right up until the end, when he reveals [[CreepyChild Ignorance and Want]], and disappears abruptly to leave Scrooge in an empty snow field, with enough of a {{Beat}} that Scrooge genuinely thinks he's been left to die in the dark before The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come arrives. Speaking of which, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the less]] [[ScareChord said of]] [[TheGrimReaper this particular ghost]], [[CreepyLongFingers the better]].

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* NightmareFuel: ''Plenty''. Marley is ghastly - unwrapping his jaw initially causes it to ''[[BodyHorror flop open much too realistically]]''. The Spirit of Christmas Past has a few scare chords, and some of her crueler lines and {{Psychotic Smirk}}ing mix frighteningly with her [[LightIsGood otherwise angelic appearance]]. The Spirit of Christmas Present is fine right up until the end, when he reveals [[CreepyChild Ignorance and Want]], and disappears abruptly to leave Scrooge in an empty snow field, with enough of a {{Beat}} that Scrooge genuinely thinks he's been left to die in the dark before The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come arrives. Speaking of which, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the less]] [[ScareChord said of]] [[TheGrimReaper this particular ghost]], [[CreepyLongFingers the better]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: This version of Scrooge comes across as a great deal colder than most. Rather than his usual indifferent self he seems to actively take please in the suffering of others. He also makes more efforts to defend himself to the spirits than most versions.

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