Today, David and I were discussing movies and the subject of "A Christmas Carol" came up. We were trying to decide on a movie to go see. My German isn't good enough yet to follow a film, so our options are a bit limited. We were trying to decide between "Inglourious Basterds," the new Twilight movie, and the latest Woody Allen movie. I should mention here that three movies in English is a VERY good selection. Throughout all of October and November, the only English movie in town was the Michael Jackson movie - and we were NOT going to see that.
In a bit of a bold move, I suggested that we go see the latest movie version of a Christmas Carol, because any American could follow that movie in any language. As a child I must have seen the play live at least 5 times. Every Christmas, my brother and I watch the Muppet version as a bit of a fun tradition.
Upon mentioning "A Christmas Carol," David suggested the we should go see it. - I thought he was kidding.
Apparently, in one of the nearby towns, there is a one man show of "A Christmas Carol." In English. David has even seen it 3-4 time there. The guy who puts on the show is a British guy. David said that the show would be in English, which surprised me.
Here is a bit of our conversation (with some embellishment).
David: The show is in English.
Me: Really? They don't translate it.
David: Nah, the guy is British. Why would they?
Me: Well it's not like it's hard to translate. It's just Charles Dickens.
Me: The author of the play! ....(awkward pause)....Nevermind....
David: It sells out every year.
So now, David an I are planning to go see the one man version of "A Christmas Carol" in one of the best preserved medieval town in Germany. This should be interesting....
To be continued....