Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Dickens wrote it because he needed the money, but was not rewarded particularly well. The print run was 6,000, all with hand-tinted illustrations -- a disastrously expensive decision. The project was a financial fiasco. Even a man with the feverishly fertile imagination of Dickens himself could not picture the future of film, pantomime, and drama that lay in the future of this messy little masterpiece.