Sunday, December 19, 2010

X-mas Carol

Several years back, I hit upon the brilliant notion that I was going to do my own interpretation of Dickens classic-A Christmas Carol.

Of course, there have been a multitude of interpretation's over the years, perhaps to the point of obsolescence, but mine was a sort of mixture of Kafka meets Roald Dahl, in that it looked like a 1920's Expressionist horror movie told in rhyme. I also called mine X-mas Carol.

I must have sent it out to a hundred publishers without receiving a single response-it could have been because of its cultural ubiquity or that it was probably just crap, but whatever it was the unfinished manuscript sits collecting dust with all the other projects that have been ignored through the years.

Maybe one day I'll have the time to self publish it, or just put them out one year as Christmas cards or something, but it being the season, I thought now would be as good a time as any to post some images, along with a sample of the script here for all to see.

Happy Holidays.

"Beckoned-behold this winters tale,

and peer beneath deaths darkest veil,

to chronicle mans wretched plight,

through tribulations-one bitter night.

Unfolding upon bedlams tenements below,

from the thoroughfares to the festering row.

Amongst the specter of lugubrious throng,

the avaricious gentry, to the wretches song.

From the plying harlot, to the back street butcher,

and the shabby urchins, without a future.

Meander through these squalid streets,

and find a vestige more deplete,

than the cavern of the impoverished soul,

An empty hollow in a fathomless hole.

From Byzantium to the Moulin Rouge ,

there’s none so nefarious as Ebenezer Scrooge..."

Bob Cratchett

Tiny Tim

Marley's Ghost

Ghost of Christmas Past

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