Film No. 91 (2017) November 23rd. 6.30 PM LUNA Paradiso, Northbridge
"A Christmas Ghost story, something like that". (Dickens responds to the question asked about the title of his new story).
So what if there was a theory about how Charles Dickens came to write A Christmas Carol in the mid eighteen hundreds? Well The Man Who Invented Christmas was first written as a piece of fact from the pen of historian Les Stanford in 2008 so there must be an element of truth in this cinematic retell. The story goes that before the release of A Christmas Carol, compassion for those less fortunate was rare and as for a holiday on the 25th; no way! Dickens wrote his story in a month or two, self published it then personally distributed the iconic book. It's a clever take on the legendary author and the anxious fantasies (Christopher Plummer as Scrooge) he played out to shape his tale. 9GUMS.