The man who invented Christmas
DVD
2018
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In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibly, Dickens develops a writer's block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters' opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas.

Item Details
Subjects:
Christmas -- England -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Fiction.
Genre:
Biographical films.
Christmas films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Other Authors:
Coyne, Susan, screenwriter.
Elevation Pictures, film distributor.
Fichman, Niv, film producer.
Jean, Vadim, 1963- film producer.
Nalluri, Bharat, film director.
Plummer, Christopher, actor.
Pryce, Jonathan, actor.
Stevens, Dan, 1982- actor.
Description:
1 videodisc (104 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements and some mild language.
Notes:
Based on the book by Les Standiford.
Bonus features: The story behind The man who invented Christmas.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Title from container.
Canadiana.
Music by Mychael Danna ; editors, Stephen O'Connell, Jamie Pearson; cinematography by Ben Smithard.
Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
English and French audio; English subtitles.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
32195676
Link to PAC
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