Skip to comments.JUMP, GEORGE, JUMP!
Posted on 11/25/2007 1:17:12 PM PST by mware
While watching the new colorization of It's a Wonderful Life" on DVD - this time they got it right; no longer do you get the feeling you're watching a black-and-white film through stained glass - I thought: you know who would love this? Why, that visionary American innovator Henry F. Potter. That's right, Mr. Potter - the unsung hero of It's a Wonderful Life," the canny businessman who tried (and, alas, failed) to turn boring, repressed Bedford Falls - a town full of drunks, child beaters, vandals and racial and sexual harassers - into an exciting new destination nightspot called Pottersville
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The world could use a few more George Baily's if you ask me.
George Baily a racist. Who knew????
Brutal, but well done. :)
Not only that - Georgie is obviously profiteering by selling sub-standard houses to scads of illegal immigrants! The man deserves some time in Club Fed. :-)
love the orginal, great movie!!!
Some movies should never be colorized, A Wonderful Life is one of them.
Alas all we keep getting are more Uncle Billy's.
Now we’ve got Mrs. Potter running for President.
I guess we’re so far into the “me” century that people forgot there was a time poeople care about society, the town where they live, their family and their friends. Potter is trying to establish a monopoly so he can charge what he wants and he would have turned Bedford Falls into a taudry sin slum. I guess gambling, prostitution, and drugs mean nothing to this author, who must celebrate the coarsening of public life that has steadily eroded our common decency.
To be honest I don’t know if he just forgot to mention he was being sarcastic or not.
I bet the author forgot to add a /s tag.....or Kyle Smith believes this.....I know not which. I’ll bet on the lack of a /s tag. Wonderful movie, worth watching again, and again.
“This guy didn’t see the same It’s Wonderful Life, that I did.
The world could use a few more George Baily’s if you ask me”
Seems he saw the same one I did.As long as things were going his way, George Bailey was a pillar of the community. Let him screw up and send his addle brained uncle to screw up a deposit and he unwinds. Lie about what happened, attempt a cover up, and when that fails, get drunk and commit suicide.
Not much of a positive message if you ask me.
I’m hoping he was being sarcastic, but I’m not betting on it.
Yes, I agree. It’s ambiance was part of it’s time. :)
Uhhh - is there anything he says that is in error?
I never got that part of the movie. Why was the uncle depositing that money in Potter’s bank?
Not at the expense of the taxpayer they didn't. Of course this 'simpler time' that so many seem to long for, the government wasn't taking much money (if any at all) from your paycheck to make things 'better' for someone else.
Seems to me George did more good than harm.