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Why It's A Wonderful Life is the nation's favourite
As it's re-released in the UK, Alexandra Pollard explores why. He was riding high. But after spending three years fighting the Nazis in the US Air Force, the year-old returned home in to find that everything had changed. His contract with MGM had run out, his agent had left the movie business, and he was suffering from what would later be recognised as post-traumatic stress disorder. Then Frank Capra called. When producer David Hempstead came across it, he bought the movie rights immediately.
It's a Wonderful Life is a American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra , based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift , which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in and published privately in The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey , a man who has given up his dreams to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel , Clarence Odbody Henry Travers. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born. Despite performing poorly at the box office due to stiff competition at the time of its release, the film has become a classic and is a staple of Christmas television around the world. An appraisal in reported: "Although it was not the complete box-office failure that today everyone believes It's a Wonderful Life is now considered one of the greatest films of all time.
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Yes, I like Jimmy Stewart. Yes, I love Christmas. I just made the mistake of watching the story of George Bailey and actually paid attention to the message. The movie should end as soon as Clarence the Angel shows up:. Instead, we get this minute musing on a life that, even the biggest Capra fan has to admit, is pretty awful. As a kid, George Bailey goes deaf in one ear.