How closely does A Christmas Carol (2019 FX/BBC miniseries) follow the original Charles Dickens novel?

Plot:FX’s A Christmas Carol is an original take on Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story by Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders). The FX Original movie is a spine-tingling immersion into Ebenezer Scrooge’s dark night of the soul.

The remake stars Guy Pearce as “Ebenezer Scrooge,” Andy Serkis as “Ghost of Christmas Past,” Stephen Graham as “Jacob Marley,” Charlotte Riley as “Lottie / Ghost of Christmas Present,” Joe Alwyn as “Bob Cratchit,” Vinette Robinson as “Mary Cratchit,” Jason Flemyng as the “Ghost of Christmas Future,” Kayvan Novak as “Ali Baba,” Tiarna Williams as “Belinda Cratchit,” Lenny Rush as “Tim Cratchit” and Johnny Harris as “Franklin Scrooge.”

The dark reimagining of the classic tale is written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and directed by Nick Murphy (The Awakening). It is executive produced by Knight, Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker and Kate Crowe. FX’s A Christmas Carol is produced by FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker.

3 Answers

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    It was not even in the ball park of Dickens. Think about it--Victorian England--a white man with white kids and a black wife (like that would happen) that gave birth to a white dwarf--Ebenezer's child sister Fan has a child size gun and threatens a pedophile--then don't forget the strip scene where Ebenezer stares at Mr's Cratchets's crotch...yeah, right. This was even beyond porn by Dickens's standards.

    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Hardly any of the book is in this version! read the book and find out.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Of course you could actually READ the book. It is not that long.

    It is on line.

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