Monday, December 15, 2008

It's A Wonderful Life

Ok, time for Christmas (yes...I said CHRISTmas!) classics and next to A CHRISTMAS CAROL you just don't get any more classic than IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and we won't count the Grinch here! This 1946 masterpiece, while a showcase of it's age is a timeless tale bordering on the likes of Shakespeare and it's hard to imagine James Stewart almost didn't take the role as he was just back from World War II and plum tuckered out. Speaking of not taking it's a stunner the Academy snubbed him, Capra and the picture itself at the Oscars making it second only to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION in non wins. The script, the visuals, the acting, the technical triumphs, and the perserverance....all add up to make this a wonderful film indeed and for those of you who've not bothered to watch it....make this your year!


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