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I was unfortunate with my copy of It's A Wonderful Life in receiving one of these ornaments, but if you are lucky enough to receive one, it is a nice touch to the DVD.
It's A Wonderful Life contains some of the best 2 channel mono sound I have heard yet, and I found it preferable to my usual switching over to Pro Logic mono sound of only the center channel.
It's A Wonderful Life has a wonderful ability to bring tears to a happy cheek.
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 Amazon.co.uk: It's A Wonderful Life [1946]: Video: James Stewart,Donna Reed,Lionel Barrymore,Thomas Mitchell,Henry ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It's a Wonderful Life was not a big hit on its initial release, and it won no Oscars (Capra and Stewart were nominated); but it continues to weave a special magic.
Its 2006 and for the first time i have just watched its a wonderfull life and have to say this is one of my all time favorite films everyone knows the story of george bailey the man who thinks he's lost everything but in actual fact has everything to lose.
Its a wonderful life will make you cry and laugh in equal amounts and it will keep you on the edge of your seat because even though you know the ending you are just hooked in by the story.
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 Failure Magazine-Archives-Arts & Entertainment-It's a Wonderful Life
At its core, "It's a Wonderful Life" is a parable of a good, honest man who, after years of struggling to do the right thing, questions his life and the choices he's made.
While "It's a Wonderful Life" is often referred to as a sentimental movie, the issues it presents—questioning what makes a man a failure or a success—are hardly lighthearted.
Basinger notes, "'Wonderful Life' did not have the huge success that some of his earlier movies did, but he knew that for him it was an important movie at an important time in his life." Little did he know the impact the film would have many years later.
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 Capra: It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life is a film of endless frustrations, deferrals of gratification, and of the complete impossibility of representing the most passionate impulses and imaginations of the self in the world–and yet the title is still entirely unironic.
The whole of It's a Wonderful Life–and indeed most of Capra's work–might be said to exist simply to make possible and to legitimate this movement into the interior: In place of worldly movements, adventurous events, and public speeches, Capra substitutes possibilities of imaginative movement, adventures of consciousness, and silent revelations.
George is inextricably embedded in the group, never to be released from its pressures or even able to want to turn his back on it, but with this imaginative movement he has also forevermore been propelled outside of it, at an infinite distance from it, reflecting on it.
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 It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life is a benefit for Associated Ministries' Family Emergency Fund.
Starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore, It's a Wonderful Life is a wonderful tribute both to the power individuals have to change communities for the better and to the power of community to help individuals in need.
As the film critic Roger Ebert said, It's a Wonderful Life is “a celebration of the lives and dreams of America's ordinary citizens, who tried the best they could to do the right thing by themselves and their neighbors.”
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 Frank Capra - It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
It's A Wonderful Life was first optioned as a potential film in 1943 by RKO for Cary Grant, who had seen the story appear as "The Man Who Never Was," in Good Housekeeping magazine It was published as a book called The Greatest Gift later.
It is during the making of It's A Wonderful Life that Capra and John Wayne came to verbal blows.
Jean Arthur was Capra's first choice for Wonderful Life, but she was in New York rehearsing Born Yesterday for the stage.
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 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
I suppose it's one of those films for which you really have to be in the mood; if you're not, you'll hate it.
It’s a Wonderful Life appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this double-sided, single-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
It’s a Wonderful Life also provides a few nice supplemental features, all of which appear on side "B” of the disc.
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 Sparklehorse: It's a Wonderful Life (2001): Reviews
Essentially, 'It's A Wonderful Life', is an equally brilliant and perhaps more cohesive album, mixing an arcane guitar, string and keyboard based atmospheric tilt, with more fast-action, barrelling moments.
Ironically, the consistency of It's A Wonderful Life's dreamy, narcotic tone tends to detract from the consistency of its quality, in large part because the first few tracks set the bar so high.
Musing, eerie and oddly lovely, It's a Wonderful Life is almost minimalist - it captures fleeting moments in a few chords and peculiarly evocative phrases.
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 It\'s a Wonderful Life (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 Frank Capra film, released originally by RKO Radio Pictures.
It was only after its copyright was not renewed in 1974 that people began to take a second look at this film.
It is also often quoted that psychiatrists would recommend It's a Wonderful Life to patients suffering from depression.
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 It's A Wonderful Life (1946)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946), originally made for Liberty Films, is one of the most popular and heartwarming films ever made by director Frank Capra.
It was actually a box-office flop at the time of its release, and only became the Christmas movie classic in the 1970s due to repeated television showings at Christmas-time when its copyright protection slipped and it fell into the public domain in 1974 and TV stations could air it for free.
When he sees the grown-up 18 year-old Mary (Donna Reed), the first time they have met since they were childhood friends, she looks exquisitely beautiful in a close-up and he is visibly impressed with her.
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 It's a Wonderful Life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The movie is the story of the life of everyman George Bailey, as told to his guardian angel Clarence Oddbody, who has been recruited to save him in his moment of need.
It's a Wonderful Life is the title of an album by Fishbone, as well as one by Sparklehorse.
"It's a Wonderful Life" is the name of a Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution song.
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 It's a Wonderful Life Webring - IAWL
The It's A Wonderful Life Webring is a film lovers resource composed of a group of fans obsessed, entranced, thrilled by, or just plain in love with IAWL.
The It's A Wonderful Life Webring is composed of a group of fans obsessed, entranced, thrilled by, or just plain 'in love with the movie', "It's A Wonderful Life".
The movie It's A Wonderful Life is one of a very few classics fills which can fill a theater even when it is shown over fifty years after it was released.
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 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) at Reel Classics
One of the most popular American films of all-time and a perennial holiday favorite, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE was not a huge hit with either critics or audiences when it debuted in December 1946 (see articles) but was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Jimmy Stewart), and Best Director (Frank Capra).
SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939), are reunited on the Bailey's front porch in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE.
For Reed, an up-and-coming starlet under contract to MGM, after having appeared in some 20 films, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE proved to be the big break in her movie career.
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 Welcome to Living4Jesus.com \o/ (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"It's a Wonderful Life, in Christ", Jimmy's first print book, is now available through this website.
The "It's a Wonderful Life, in Christ" devotionals are a practical weaving of Scripture with the things we all experience on a daily basis.
With heart-touching insights, unforgettable stories and powerful application, you will be encouraged, inspired and challenged to live the "wonderful life" given to you in the Lord.
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 DVD Review - It's a Wonderful Life
Stewart, in his first acting role after returning from World War II (he was a pilot in the Army Air Force) gives the performance of a lifetime as George Bailey, the likable everyman who yearns to leave his small town behind, to see the world and make his fortune.
Henry Travers and Thomas Mitchell are both wonderful as Clarence and Uncle Billy.
But it's Ward Bond and Frank Faylen that I enjoy most, in their comical roles as the original Bert and Ernie.
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 The It's A Wonderful Life Webring - IAWL IWL
The It's A Wonderful Life Webring - IAWL IWL
The It's A Wonderful Life Webring is a group of fans obsessed, entranced, thrilled by, or just in love with the movie, "It's A Wonderful Life".
This is an essay by someone who only saw IAWL for the first time this year, and decided to write about it from the viewpoint of someone who hadn't grown up with it.
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 Title: "It's a Wonderful Life" - Topics: U.S./1913 - 1945
to "It's a Wonderful Life" will help parents and teachers stress the themes of the movie, including the concept that not everyone has to move away from home to find fulfillment, and the very timely theme that there is more to life than the pursuit of the almighty dollar.
In the view of this film, a wonderful life depends upon family, friends and having an honest job that contributes to the community.
He makes sure that the S and L is operated for the benefit of its members and works for the good of the community.
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 Wonderful Life (Stephen Jay Gould) - book review
Wonderful Life is a description of one of the biggest fossil finds ever — a collection of invertebrate remains dating from the early Cambrian (550 million years ago) dug out of the Burgess Shale in British Columbia.
The fossils in question are all invertebrates, mostly under an inch long, but they have weird and wonderful shapes and are quite enthralling.
Wonderful Life will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in man's place in the universe, the sociology of science or the evolution of life.
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 Amazon.com: Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History: Books: Stephen Jay Gould   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Wonderful Life was published in 1989, and there has been an explosion of scientific interest in the pre-Cambrian and Cambrian periods, with radical new ideas fighting for dominance.
This 1989 book "Wonderful Life" is still widely quoted and his theory repeated, i.e.: his theory that the number of "body plans" or what the scientists call "disparity" was more diverse at an earlier time which contradicts the idea of increased diversity with evolution.
Alternately, see: Andrew Knoll's "Life on a Young Planet." Most think that Gould had abandoned the "punctuated equilibrium" theory by the time of his death in 2002, and in any case it was largely dismissed by his peers.
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 It's a Wonderful Life: 60th Anniversary Edition (1946)
While the movie shamelessly manipulates the audience, it's hard to feel too angry about it because of the raw jolt of unabashed emotion that it provides.
Life clearly falls into that latter category and probably ranks as its prime example.
While not as amazing as the picture, the monaural soundtrack of It’s a Wonderful Life was more than adequate for a 60-year-old movie.
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 It's A Wonderful Life
As a matter of fact the movie is about one man's life, from the age of reason through the middle years, with only the last quarter of the film or less being set on Christmas Eve.
Though presented in a simple manner, one which people who don't look deeply call 'corny' or 'idealistic', It's a Wonderful Life presents us all with a theme that recurs over and over again, a deep philosophy, that we each should deeply consider as we move down whatever path fate deals to us.
It's A Wonderful Life is truly a film that transcends time, like few other films can, it presents a philosophy that is as valid and meaningful now as ever.
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 It's a Wonderful Life
It's mostly buildup and only the last half hour is the ghost story.
What is remarkable about It's a Wonderful Life is how well it holds up over the years; it's one of those ageless movies, like Casablanca or The Third Man, that improves with age.
It’s a gem for any time of the year and, as such, a vital part of any film fan’s collection.
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 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Even the FBI labeled it a "subversive" movie and charged that its use of a nasty, Scrooge-like businessman "was a common trick used by communists".
The manner in which he does could be classified as corny but, because it's so deserved, that doesn't matter.
The music, the set pieces, all the touches add to a wonderful movie and give you hope that life can indeed also be wonderful.
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 A Wonderful Life
Leo has had numerous medical problems throughout his life, but at the time this occurred, we weren't treating him for anything that we thought was in any way life threatening.
Lynn told me about a wonderful kitty that entered her life for a short period of time.
He had many loves in this life and the next sections will celebrate the wonderful memories we will always hold dear of a treasured friend, including some of his dearest friends.
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 Welcome to Robin's "It's a Wonderful Life!"
There is something about the content, message and delivery of "It's a Wonderful Life" that my soul demands to hear, even if it's only once a year.
It's the message of the this very special movie that I choose to start each new year with, especially in this present time with the new millennium looming.
It puts into perspective what is truly important in life and that is having good morals and values, character, and the love and respect of family and friends.
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 Frank Capra | It's A Wonderful Life [1946]
Near the end of World War II with his career as a military documentary film maker about to be over, Capra met with a lack of enthusiasm for his services at the major studios in Hollywood.
Capra also sketched out a treatment for a western that he hoped to have Gary Cooper for, in which a lone cowboy is saddled with the responsibility of guarding a wagon train of 500 mail-order brides to California (this film was eventually made as Westward the Women in 1951 with director William Wellman.
On general release, It's A Wonderful Life did well, making $3.3 million (Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives at Paramount had made $11 million, which at the time put it directly behind Gone With The Wind as the top moneymakers ever produced by Hollywood.
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 Wonderful Life (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History (1989) is a book on evolution by Stephen Jay Gould.
In this book, Gould presents a thesis that chance was one of the decisive factors in the evolution of life on earth.
His thesis is based on the wonderfully preserved fossil fauna of the Burgess Shale, animals from around 530 million years ago, just after the Cambrian explosion.
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 Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for GameCube - Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Game Cube - Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life ...
A Wonderful Life is a fun and potentially addictive game that, if you let it, will gladly consume any free time you choose to give it.
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Evolution Worlds doesn't set its sights particularly high and as such is fine for what it is: a lighthearted, entry-level role-playing game best suited for younger players.
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