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  • Frank Capra’s Greatest Gift

    12/24/2013 9:14:09 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 14 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 24, 2013 | Josh Price
    Many of us will gather our families around the TV this Christmas Eve to watch Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. The story behind the movie is well known, so I won’t bore you with reiterations of such. Capra based It’s A Wonderful Life on the short Christmas story, The Greatest Gift, by Philip Van Doren Stern. His adaption on the big screen of the ultimately undeniable importance and fragility of each and every one of our lives has become a gift to us in and of itself. But Capra’s real gift to us was his philosophy as a filmmaker....
  • Goats for Hire, Come With Voracious Appetites

    05/14/2012 9:27:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WTOP ^ | Monday - 5/14/2012 | Michelle Basch
    If you have a big lawn you're tired of mowing or have overgrown land you need to clear, there are some four-legged friends who are hungry for the job. Prosperity Acres Farm in Sunderland, Md. has what it calls "green goats." As an alternative to using herbicides, property owners in Southern Maryland can hire the goats to chow down on unwanted vegetation. Many of the things goats feast on, are things you don't even want to touch. "They love the wild rose bushes, poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak. (They're) not a problem for them whatsoever," says farm owner Mary...
  • Did Mr Potter get away with the money? [Wonderful Life] - Vanity

    12/23/2011 2:21:48 PM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    This wonderful Christmas perennial is very unusual for films in that Hays Code Era, a villain gets away with the crime. Does that affect your feelings about this movie? For me, when I saw this movie in my youth, it did catch my thought and I remember asking my parents why. Now as a seasoned adult, I think that I appreciate a movie that does not wrap up all of the threads into a neat package.
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" in 30 seconds with bunnies (30 second video

    10/21/2010 8:14:32 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    Angryalien ^ | 2004 | unknown
    Wishing you a wonderful election season...and a safe vote. Don't forget the bonus scenes.
  • Treat Obama like Capra treated Hitler

    08/08/2010 1:43:13 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 8, 2010 | RidleyReport
    U.S. filmmaker Frank Capra used the Nazi's own propaganda against them. Do the same with Obama.
  • Why Film's Golden Age Ended

    05/02/2010 7:12:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies · 1,491+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/02/2010 | Charles Colson
    One of the best films ever made is Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. The 1934 comedy features an heiress on the run from her father, and the reporter who joins forces with her. The two fall in love and, alone in hotel rooms, to guard against temptation, they hang a blanket between their beds. They call it “the walls of Jericho.” When the couple finally ties the knot, the “wall” comes tumbling down. In the 1930s, a plotline that precluded premarital sex was a wise idea. Movie-makers who flouted the Motion Picture Production...
  • Jimmy Stewart and Psalm 91

    12/17/2009 3:32:58 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies · 1,086+ views
    NC Register ^ | December 17, 2009 | JOSEPH PRONECHEN
    When it comes to a Christmastime movie, a perennial favorite of most everyone is It’s a Wonderful Life. Jimmy Stewart made no secret it was his favorite film and favorite role as George Bailey. The poignant slice of Americana is on the Vatican’s film list and No. 5 on the Register’s 100 best films list. No matter how many times we watch it, the story remains fresh and remarkably uplifting. And with strong spiritual implications whose foundations were laid before filming began. Before Stewart became George Bailey, his guardian angel surely watched over him during harrowing combat missions in World...
  • The Christmas Classic That Almost Wasn't (It's A Wonderful Life)

    12/25/2008 4:17:14 PM PST · by NYer · 54 replies · 1,723+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | December 25, 2008
    The other night, along with many other Americans, I watched the Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, the movie has become a Christmas staple -- but it was not always that way, and how it attained its holiday status has as much to do with the intricacies of intellectual property law as it does with the storyline and the production values.   When it was released in 1946, It's a Wonderful Life was only a moderate success. The story was unusual for Christmas -- built around an attempted suicide by banker George Bailey...
  • MSM/Left Cry "Right-wing Propaganda" Over "Obsession" DVD Mailing

    09/16/2008 12:16:48 PM PDT · by pparmley · 32 replies · 695+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 9/15/08 | Greg Mitchell
    As explored here this past weekend, the Clarion Fund has paid dozens of newspapers across the country -- almost solely in "swing" election states -- and The New York Times to distribute the "Islam terror" DVD "Obsession" with their home delivery packages. Among the larger cities where this has taken place: Miami, Philadelphia, Denver and Pittsburgh. An estimated 28 million copies have been distributed so far, also through the mails and other magazines. An article at the group's site,, all but endorsed John McCain this past week, then was pulled down. But at least one newspaper turned away the...
  • China Honors Episcopal Missionary

    08/16/2005 7:49:43 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 224+ views
    The Living Church Foundation ^ | 8/15/2005 | unknown
    To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the surrender of Japan on Aug. 15, the Chinese government has released a film made by an Episcopal priest documenting the Nanjing massacre. The Rev. John G. Magee, an Episcopal missionary in China from 1912-1940, recorded the Dec. 13, 1937, capture of the city and six-week killing spree by Japanese soldiers that claimed over 300,000 Chinese lives. China’s Xinhua News Agency reported the National Museum in Beijing began screenings of Fr. Magee’s film on Aug. 10, and that a library in Nanjing dedicated to preserving the memory of the victims of the massacre had...
  • Iowahawk: It's a Dan-Derful Life

    11/24/2004 4:51:07 PM PST · by IowaHawk · 36 replies · 677+ views
    Iowahawk Blog | 11/24/04 | Dave Burge
    Selected excerpts from the new CBS News Holiday ClassicThe neighborhood of Black Rock Falls, somewhere in midtown New York. The streets are deserted, and snow is falling. It is Christmas Eve. Over the above scenes we hear voices praying:JOHN ROBERT'S VOICE: I owe everything to Dan Rather. Help him, dear Father. MIKE WALLACE’S VOICE: Help my son Dan tonight. ROBIN'S VOICE: Please, God. Something's the matter with Daddy. MARY MAPES’ VOICE: I love him, dear Gaia. Ommna hoptep chothulu. Camera pans skyward. Voices speak from the clouds. CLARENCE'S VOICE: You sent for me, sir? FRANKLIN'S VOICE: Yes, Clarence. A man...