The Man Who Invented Christmas - New movie about the writing of A Christmas Carol

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  • The Man Who Invented Christmas - New movie about the writing of A Christmas Carol

    I just found out about this yesterday.

    It's based on a book of the same name, but the book is just a straightforward work of history. (I've read the book, enjoyed it and recommend it.)

    With this film, clearly they're going for something much more imaginative than just a period piece. It seems to be infused with a lot of Christmas magic!


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    I just found out about this today. It looks like it is going to be a good one!

    SPX...you might remember me as rdawsoniii from the Christmas Carol forum on imdb. Hope all is well with you!
    "Christmas isn't just a day...it's a frame of mind!"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Charlie Brown View Post
      I just found out about this today. It looks like it is going to be a good one!

      SPX...you might remember me as rdawsoniii from the Christmas Carol forum on imdb. Hope all is well with you!

      It does look like it's going to be a good movie. Really looking forward to this one!

      And yes, I do remember you. We talked about it a little while back. I can't remember how I figured out it was you, but I did. I think it was something you said where it was basically just a copy and paste from what you posted over there.

      BTW, there aren't nearly as many people posting there, but there's a new forum that's popped up to try to fill in the gap now that IMDB has (stupidly) closed down their forums. www.moviechat.org
      Last edited by SPX; 10-04-2017, 01:30 PM.

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      • #4
        I'll check it out....thanks!
        "Christmas isn't just a day...it's a frame of mind!"

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        • #5
          Bumping this thread because I managed to watch this movie online. It was very well done. You learn a lot about Dickens' life and career around this time and some interesting history aboud the book itself, including the original ending.

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          • #6
            I thought it was a very good movie, and my wife loves it. It will become part of our regular Christmas movie rotation.
            "Christmas isn't just a day...it's a frame of mind!"

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            • #7
              My wife and I watched the movie yesterday and liked it. I think it helps to know the book so you won't miss all the references to phrase and character. Definitely adding the movie to our Christmas viewing list!

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              • #8
                howard langston Charlie Brown Bedford Falls Postmaster


                Cool, glad to hear you guys liked it! I ended up putting it on my Top 10 for 2017.

                Sadly the film only made about $8 million worldwide and so wasn't much of a box office success. I was really hoping it would do well but people just didn't get out and see it.

                I definitely thought it was very well made though, and think it's a worthy addition to anyone's annual Christmas movie line-up.

                The book it's based on, also called The Man Who Invented Christmas, is very different from the movie and is much of more of a straightforward historical work, but if you like Dickens and want to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the writing of A Christmas Carol it's worth the read.


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