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George C Scotts Christmas Carol 1984 is a renowned and notable rendition of Charles Dickenss timeless classic Christmas Carol It tells a tale of a miserable and lonely man by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge One Christmas night cold-hearted Scrooge who lacked the spirit of Christmas is visited by three ghosts - the Ghost of Christmas Past Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come respectively The ghost of Christmas Past reminded Scrooge of his solitary childhood life with a neglectful father played by Nigel Davenport and his childhood love Belle played by Lucy Gitteridge The ghost of Christmas Present revealed to him the present lives of the unfortunate and the current lives of Bob Cratchit played by David Warner and Fred Holywell played by Roger Rees Finally the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come predicted Scrooge inevitable death if he did not mend his ways In this horrid future nobody was sympathetic to Scrooges death Together the ghosts championed the spirit of Christmas and unraveled to him the errors of his ways and the joys of life Christmas and happiness Instead of portraying Scrooge as a typical old man with a mean streak George C Scott plays an incredible Ebenezer Scrooge in this movie He portrays the old man as emotionless and worn down from a lifetime of being ignored and left behind Due to his believable and lifelike performance of Scrooge the viewer sees a complex human being and heshe understands how and why Scrooge is the way he is The viewer actually experiences a rollercoaster ride of emotions At times heshe hates Scrooge for his horrible treatment of the poor his co-worker and his family The scene where Scrooge sees Tiny Tim waiting for his father Bob Cratchit proves this point The facial expression and his insult to Tim strike a feeling of dislike and hatred in any cold heart Other times the viewer sympathizes and pities Scrooge A perfect example of this
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