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Cinema & The Arts as Sermons: The Ultimate Antidote for Cynicism: It’s a Wonderful Life

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

The Ultimate Antidote for Cynicism: It’s a Wonderful Life

"A video essay looking at It’s a Wonderful Life and its discussion on individualism that is arguably more relevant than ever. Featured films; It’s a Wonderful Life Star Wars: A New Hope Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Music; United States Marine Band – Auld Lang Syne Danzi: Wind Quintet Op 67 No 3 In E-Flat Major, 1 Larghetto - Allegro Moderato (played by Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet) Kevin Macleod – Angels We Have Heard Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-license ( Source: Artist: Elgar - Ave Verum Corpus, Op. 2 Dexter Britain – Auld Lang Syne – Licensed at;" from video introduction.

I grew up with this movie as a perennial favorite along with others The Wizard of Oz and The Ten Commandments, TV events that many people eagerly looked forward to. The culture of the time in America is captured there on celluloid. Let us not look upon it with 'nostalgia" as such but as an example to reclaim some of the character, virtues and values that are missing form our society today! - Andy

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE | Official Trailer | Paramount Movies

Video from Paramount Movies

"Frank Capra’s heart-warming masterpiece has been embraced as a cherished holiday tradition by families around the world! George Bailey (James Stewart) sets aside his dreams of world travel to run his father’s small community bank, and protect the people of Bedford Falls from greedy businessman Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When a costly mistake pushes George to the brink of despair, a visit from a kindly angel (Henry Travers) will show George how the life of one good man can change the world forever. Now you can watch the holiday classic like never before, newly remastered from the original film negatives and more vibrant than ever in High Dynamic Range! Featuring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers." from video introduction.

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