George Bailey has spent his lfe being selfless- now he has a huge debt because of it. Wishing he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make his wish come true. Instead, he shows hm what a world without George would be like.
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Movies (and people) are forgetting what films are made for. When we see this type of film, with a truly message and a well-made storytelling we realize that are men - like Capra - who born with the gift of filmmaking.
I cannot accept intelectual folks with their sh*ts about the way films are supposed to be incomprehensible.
When movies stop to be done to arouse feelings, I resign myself to Cinema.
I hate how Its a Wonderful Life gets lumped in with the standard playlist of Christmas movies when its really so much more than that. This is easily the kind of movie I can't stand in lesser hands, but in Frank Capra's its a thing of beauty that never fails to reduce me to a weeping mess at the end or a little misty at the very thought of it.
What's left to say about this enduring masterpiece? Very little.. Jimmy returned from war duty after a five year absence from the screen and was re-united with Capra in a picture that was no great shakes at the box office first time around but found a second home on television many years later when its copyright lapsed and it entered the public domain. No Christmas would be complete without a visit to Bedford Falls..