Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bah Humbug

Thanks to everyone who was able to participate in our Ender's Game chat!  As always, a transcript is available in our chatroom.

To get into the holiday spirit, our next book/movie combination will be A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  It's more of a novella, really, so it should be a pretty fast read.  In addition to reading the book, we will be watching not one, but two movie adaptations!  There were simply too many from which to choose.

Before our chat, we will watch An American Christmas Carol (1978), in which Henry Winkler is Benedict Slade, "a heartless finance company president in Depression era New England."

Then, during our chat, we will concurrently watch Scrooge (1935), which is the first sound version of the film adaptation, starring Seymour Hicks, who played the title role many times on stage and in an earlier silent film version.

We'll check in next week to figure out a time to schedule our chat, but we're tentatively looking at the weekend of December 20 - 22.

Merry Christmas!


  1. I'm flexible all weekend, but let's schedule something soon.

    I prefer early afternoon, either Saturday or Sunday.