The world could use a few more George Baily's if you ask me.
George Baily a racist. Who knew????
Brutal, but well done. :)
Alas all we keep getting are more Uncle Billy's.
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.
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.
Uhhh - is there anything he says that is in error?
“Remember, the guy who slugs George in the bar does so in Bedford Falls, not Pottersville.”
IIRC, Clarence brought George back to what he thought was Bedford Falls but it had been named Pottersville. When he went into the bar and no one knew him, it was here that he was slugged by someone. This was in Pottersville, not Bedford Falls. Am I right?
I have a different amnalogy. DemoLiberals are allway going around acting like they are a League of George Baileys’, but if you look at what they actually advocate, what they push...is the world without George...The strip clubs, the thugs, the souless dog kill dog loneliness of Potterville.
The democrats allways talk, like Potter, about how they are the light, and the progress to it. When in fact what they are is the path to abandoning all hope.
I hope Ted Turner is down there too.
The author fails to mention that George was out driving drunk and damaging the property of others.
someone posted a while ago how the culture seems like Bedford Falls without without George Bailey. I thought it was a brilliant analogy. I then developed the idea...where has George Bailey gone? He has gone, hasn't he? Why else does our culture represent that cynical, polluted mess that was portrayed (brilliantly, prophetically) in the movie?
He's gone. He's drunk on porn, run off with his associate at work, chasing the almighty dollar, dressing like Hulk Hogan, or who knows what else. He's not being an upstanding citizen. And his children have taken after him.
And so here we are.
I thought it was a brilliant idea, but the person on the other thread just responded with, "hunh?"
Author gets up and bites himself every morning.
I love the movie but that's funny.