To liven things up, I'd like to hear some opinions. And as birthday is over and I'm currently on an ignore Halloween kick (sorry CK and Meredith!) because I've had it up to here listening to talk of Twilight and New Moon (sorry again, Meredith! And to the other lovers of it). I can handle some talk here and there. But really...I shouldn't have had to listen to all of that on my birthday. 'Cause it was my birthday!!! And with being sick on that day and enduring things I didn't want to endure, it didn't feel as much like my birthday as I'd hoped. Anywho. Now with birthday over, I'm skipping over to Christmas for a couple of days. Just because.
There is a new Christmas Carol film version coming out (and I'm aware of it more than typical because of a library program I'm hoping will get the go ahead). It has animation similar to Polar Express (which I wasn't the biggest fan of, even if I found it interesting) and uses the main voice talent of Jim Carrey. If he could keep the film in a serious vein (Like Majestic and Truman Show) instead of his usual off-the-wall craziness, then I might be OK with it. But I'm still highly skeptical of this coming version. So here is the question:
If you could have any current actor/actress in your version, who would your ideal cast be?
Other questions for discussion:
What are some of your favorite parts of the book that you want in your film version?
What are parts from the book if you are required to cut for time that you would be willing to part with?
What would your soundtrack be like? Would you make it a fun musical like the Muppets and Albert Finney versions?
Animated or live-action?
If you considered a more modern adaptation--like An American Christmas Carol or Scrooged--what would it be like and how would you adapt it?