Category Archives: It’s a Wonderful Life (film)

Supremes’ Obamacare Decision, The Film

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare had all the makings of a Hollywood thriller.

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Have We Becomes Pottersville?

Using “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a lens through which to view the J. P. Morgan recent financial disaster shows what America has lost in today’s banks.

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Obamacare: Forcing Soufflé on Everyone

Is the Supreme Court playing Potter to Obamacare’s George Bailey? Will Woody Allen’s version of French tyranny (soufflé and croissant at every meal) be the end result?

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Braveheart Is NOT a Christmas Movie

GOP members of the House were citing “Braveheart” in their recent battle with the Senate, but “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the movie we should be talking about at this time of year.

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Our Greatest Christmas Movie

Film Friday It’s Christmas Eve, which gives me an excuse to write about what I consider cinema’s greatest Christmas movie: Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s a Wonderful Life is a variation of the archetypal Christmas story, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Both feature extraterrestrial spirits. Scrooge is shown how the world will become […]

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Comparing Jane Austen and Frank Capra

Film Friday Teaching Sense and Sensibility in my Jane Austen First Year Seminar is giving me the chance to once again relish the magnificent way that the author dispenses poetic justice. This time through, I found that the ending of the novel reminds me of the ending of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. Since […]

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