Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I is for It's A Wonderful Life


It's A Wonderful Life is currently #6 on my flickchart list.

Growing up, mine was not a terribly sentimental family.  We loved each other and I felt loved.  However, I battled some minor teen angst (like we all do) and there have been a few moments in my life where I had some real doubts about everything.

I discovered this movie on my own at the perfect time.  I think it does have some unfair labels attached to it.  It REALLY isn't a Christmas movie.  It really isn't as cloying or simple as some might intimate.

I am not sure how I would articulate what the movie means to me.  I keep typing something and deleting it.  Suffice it to say, I think it resonates so strongly for me because I, too, want to make a difference.  I want everything the movie offers in my own life.   

And I think the scene between George and Mary while on the phone with Sam is one of the most passionate,  explosive, romantic scenes I have ever seen.


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6 comments:

  1. I grew up with it on TV, like a lot of people. It's still incredibly special.

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    1. I'm okay with it during the holidays....it does help retain its special-ness...once a year viewing!

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  2. Funny what you grow up with - It's a Wonderful Life never did much for me. But White Christmas? Now that's a holiday movie!

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    1. And while "White Christmas" takes place here in Vermont, I have never seen that one!!!

      And "White Christmas" was the number one movie the year it was released...number two was "Caine Mutiny"....my letter C!!

      Coincidences?? Yes.

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  3. can you believe I've never seen it?

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