The Its a Wonderful Life Book by Jeanine BasingerJeanine Basinger has put together the definitive collection of primary source information available about Its a Wonderful Life.
Anybody who considers him or herself a Lifer (a fan of the movie, usually an extreme fan such as myself) needs to purchase this book.
Almost everything you want to know is in here, from the original story the film was based on to interviews with Stewart, an introduction by Capra, pictures galore, the final script, script revisions, notes about suggested censorship, and much, much more.
There is even information in here you wouldnt even think about asking. An example is the name of the stars in charge. One is named Joseph. What is the name of the other galaxy? Hint: The answer isnt God.
I often get e-mails asking me questions about the film. If I dont have the answer, this is the first book I pick up. Of the many times Ive been asked questions, I have always found the answer in this book.
This is the ultimate IAWL reference.
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But she grew up cherishing the film and getting the inside scoop on its making from its star, Donna Reed—who just so happens to be her mom. After years of unsuccessfully trying to shop his short story, The Greatest Gift , to publishers, Philip Van Doren Stern decided to give the gift of words to his closest friends for the holidays when he printed up copies of the story and sent them out as a page Christmas card. But, as happens so often in Hollywood, the project went through some ups and downs in the development process. Beulah Bondi, who plays Mrs. She had done it three times previously—in Mr. Better yet, I thought it was the greatest film anybody ever made. Which would explain why it was on television all the time during the holiday season.
Philip Van Doren Stern, who thought up the story that would become It's a Wonderful Life, also wrote books about the Civil War and edited.
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It's a Wonderful Life is a film full of memorable quotes. Now a tradition to watch around the holidays for many families, there aren't many out there who haven't seen this classic movie. It's possible that many fans of the film have the whole picture memorized, but do fans know that Jimmy Stewart almost didn't do the movie? Or that the film was investigated by the FBI? To learn more about these facts and other untold truths of this famous movie, let's take a closer look. The storyline for It's a Wonderful Life was not original to the film, but actually came from a short story.
I can still remember the very first time I saw it. I was in college, home for the holidays, and as was our family tradition, we attended the candlelight Christmas Eve service at our church. A film about the fundamental goodness of humanity. She really nails the human desperation which lies at the core of the story which makes the humanistic response of the Bedford Falls community that much more impactful. Jesus, imagine being Uncle Billy? Potter, who then steals it.