History Heartwarming / ItsAWonderfulLife

4th Dec '16 1:47:19 AM CaptEquinox
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** And the distribution of the funds had a follow up moment. Except for the JerkAss who went first demanding his full amount, most of them accepted twenty dollars a piece. And then one lady says "Can I just have $17.50?"

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** And the distribution of the funds had a follow up moment. Except for the JerkAss who went first demanding his full amount, most of them accepted twenty dollars a piece. And then one lady says "Can "Could I just have $17.50?"50?" Ellen Corby came up with that line spontaneously, Stewart's reaction was likewise improvised, and Capra thought it was great and [[ThrowItIn kept it]].



** What makes this even more touching is the setting. The happy couple are in a leaky old house with a record playing, when they had planned to take a deluxe honeymoon out of town. But Mary is happy... because she's with the man she loves.
** In the same scene, you see that Mary isn't the only person helping set up this honeymoon. Ernie and Bert are there, too. And once the record stops playing, Ernie and Bert stand out in the rain, singing through the window, to keep up the mood. It really shows how important George is to everyone, and how far people in the tower are willing to go to help him.

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** What makes this even more touching is the setting. The happy couple are in a leaky old house with a phonograph record playing, playing -- doing double duty as a turnspit for roasting chicken -- when they had planned to take a deluxe honeymoon out of town. But Mary is happy... because she's with the man she loves.
** In the same scene, you see that Mary isn't the only person helping set up this honeymoon. Ernie and Bert are there, too.too, putting up all the tourism board posters showing the exotic places George wants to go. And once the record stops playing, Ernie and Bert stand out in the rain, singing through the window, to keep up the mood. It really shows how important George is to everyone, and how far people in the tower are willing to go to help him.



---> '''George:''' My mouth's bleedin', Bert! MY MOUTH'S BLEED-... Zuzu's petals... Zuzu... THERE THEY ARE! BERT! WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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---> '''George:''' My mouth's bleedin', Bert! MY MOUTH'S BLEED-... Zuzu's petals... Zuzu... THERE THEY ARE! BERT! WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!'''''MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!'''''
22nd Jun '16 3:07:35 PM NateTheGreat
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** Clarence's inscription:
-->"Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends."
** After George reads said inscription:
--->'''Mary:''' What's that?
--->'''George:''' It's a Christmas present from a very dear friend of mine.
--->''A bell on the Christmas tree rings''
--->'''Zuzu''': Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
--->'''George''': That's right, that's right. Attaboy, Clarence.

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** Clarence's inscription:
-->"Remember, George: no
inscription and the following exchange (emphasis in original):
-->'''Letter (Clarence):''' Dear George: Remember ''no''
man is a failure who has friends."
** After George reads said inscription:
--->'''Mary:'''
''friends.'' Thanks for the wings! Love, Clarence.
-->'''Mary:'''
What's that?
--->'''George:''' -->'''George:''' It's a Christmas present from a very dear friend of mine.
--->''A -->''A bell on the Christmas tree rings''
--->'''Zuzu''': -->'''Zuzu''': Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
--->'''George''': -->'''George''': That's right, that's right. Attaboy, Clarence.
20th Jun '16 11:45:44 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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* There's an exchange between God and Joseph up in Heaven at the beginning of the movie. When God points out that Clarence is the angel that is on the case to help George Bailey, Joseph expresses disbelief and a little bit of confusion. What is God's response to Joseph's misgivings?
--> '''God:''' He has the faith of a child.
---> Which is a big of a GeniusBonus: Frank Capra the director was a devout Catholic, and including a line like that is a very strong espousal of Catholic doctrine on faith. [[note]]Jesus once said: "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." [[/note]]
8th Jun '16 7:09:42 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Mary:''' What's that?
-->'''George:''' It's a Christmas present from a very dear friend of mine.
-->''A bell on the Christmas tree rings''
-->'''Zuzu''': Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
-->'''George''': That's right, that's right. Attaboy, Clarence.

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-->'''Mary:''' --->'''Mary:''' What's that?
-->'''George:''' --->'''George:''' It's a Christmas present from a very dear friend of mine.
-->''A --->''A bell on the Christmas tree rings''
-->'''Zuzu''': --->'''Zuzu''': Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
-->'''George''': --->'''George''': That's right, that's right. Attaboy, Clarence.
8th Jun '16 7:08:26 AM Mdumas43073
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* For me, it's the scene where George is at the dinner table with his dad. Especially with what happens later that night. In a lot of fiction, if a character is killed off, the main character sometimes gets into a huge argument ("The last thing I said to him/her was that I wished I wasn't his son"), but George's comment? "Y'know, Dad, I think you're a really great guy." Just a brief moment of peace between father and son.

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* For me, it's the The scene where George is at the dinner table with his dad. Especially with dad, especially given what happens later that night. In a lot of fiction, if a character is killed off, the main character sometimes gets into a huge argument ("The last thing I said to him/her was that I wished I wasn't his son"), but George's comment? "Y'know, Dad, I think you're a really great guy." Just a brief moment of peace between father and son.
8th Jun '16 5:26:47 AM NateTheGreat
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** Later:

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** Later: Even without the townspeople all chipping in, Sam is more than willing to give George ''three times'' what he needs pretty much as soon as he hears there's a problem. Hee-haw.
** Harry proposes a toast:



** Even without the townspeople all chipping in, Sam is more than willing to give George ''three times'' what he needs pretty much as soon as he hears there's a problem. Hee-haw.
16th Jan '16 11:03:02 PM Mdumas43073
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* When George is on the bridge crying out, "I want to live again," pay attention to what happens. He's calling out to Clarence, his guardian angel, and nothing happens. Then he breaks down and whimpers, "Please, God, let me live again"... and immediately the wind dies down and it starts to snow, showing that things have finally changed back to the way they're supposed to be.

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* When George is on the bridge crying out, "I want to live again," pay attention to what happens. He's calling out to Clarence, his guardian angel, and nothing happens. Then he breaks down and whimpers, "Please, God, let me live again"... and immediately the wind dies down and it starts to snow, showing that his prayers have indeed been answered and things have finally changed back to the way they're supposed to be.
16th Jan '16 11:01:04 PM Mdumas43073
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** The sheer, unrestrained joy that overcomes George when he realizes that he's part of his world again.

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** The sheer, unrestrained joy that overcomes George when he realizes that he's part of his world again.back.
16th Jan '16 11:00:12 PM Mdumas43073
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** The sheer joy that overcomes George when he realizes that he's part of his world again.

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** The sheer sheer, unrestrained joy that overcomes George when he realizes that he's part of his world again.
16th Jan '16 10:56:30 PM Mdumas43073
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---> '''George:''' My mouth's bleedin', Bert! MY MOUTH'S BLEED-... Zuzu's petals... Zuzu... There they are! BERT! WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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---> '''George:''' My mouth's bleedin', Bert! MY MOUTH'S BLEED-... Zuzu's petals... Zuzu... There they are! THERE THEY ARE! BERT! WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?! THAT?!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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