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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:11 AM

Went to see It's A Wonderful Life yesterday. It may be more relevant today than when it was made

First is the great Jimmy Stewart speech and the second when it was being tied to move your money movement



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Reply Went to see It's A Wonderful Life yesterday. It may be more relevant today than when it was made (Original post)
geefloyd46 Nov 2012 OP
Honest_Abe Nov 2012 #1
Kolesar Nov 2012 #2
ashling Nov 2012 #3
geefloyd46 Nov 2012 #4

Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:03 AM

1. I find it fscinating

The number of people who love "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Carol", and don't see how closely they resemble Mr. Potter and Ebeneezer Scrooge.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:48 AM

2. Watching Jimmy Stewart is like putting a galvanized roofing nail on my tongue

I think I have seen a movie by him that I liked, but his acting just does not speak to me. It is probably because movie direction was generally lame in the first half of the 20th century.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:31 PM

3. American Madness

Before Capra directed It's a Wonderful Life he did a film in 1932 shortly after the start of the New Deal
about a banker who was trying to keep his bank afloat.
In the following scene from American Madness, John Dickson - played by Walter Huston - is meeting with the board of directors trying to convince them to keep from selling the bank to a larger bank (a la Mr. Potter).

This describes his theory of banking. I first saw this in 2008 as the financial system was going to hell creating the infamous "credit crunch."

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Response to ashling (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:21 PM

4. thanks I appreciate the clip

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