Yesterday with my mom, I saw the Man Who Invented Christmas. It is a story about how Charles Dickens wrote his famous book, A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol is my favorite Dickens story. Charles also is one of my favorite classic authors.
This movie was wonderful. It shows how sometimes a really good author can have writer’s block at times. It shows what was going on in Charles Dickens’ imagination while writing the story. It shows the various characters. It seems as if Charles Dickens had a limited time to write the book and yet it still is a marvelous. Many people were unsure about a Christmas ghost story.
Dan Stevens played Charles Dickens wonderfully. He really showed Dickens’ frustration at the novel. This book according to the movie ended up writing A Christmas Carol after Oliver Twist. It seems as if he got inspiration for his novel from his surroundings and names he heard people say on the streets. Tiny Tim for instance was inspired by his nephew and he became Mr. Cratchit.
I had no clue that Christopher Plummer was Mr. Scrooge. He still was a wonderful Scrooge. Christopher actually acted like Mr. Scrooge. It seems at first Charles Dickens did not think Scrooge could not change after seeing all the ghost. But Mr. Scrooge told him that he will honor Christmas after those visits. This after all was going on Charles Dickens’ imagination.
As for the other actors, they were incredible as well. It shows what he imagined each ghost to look like and the Cratchit family. Some scenes were kind of scary especially when it comes to Christmas Future Ghost because after all, that is the creepiest ghost. The illustrator who illustrated some of the book thought a ghost could not be jolly, but that is how Ghost of Christmas Present is supposed to look like.
How can earth can an author write a book in only about six weeks.
I have no idea how much of this movie is accurate. But I recommended this movie to “A Christmas Carol” fans and people who are writers and aspiring writers.