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    In the movie, It's A Wonderful Life, the main character, George Bailey, wants to kill himself, but by his family and friends' prayers, two angels stop him. They appoint Clarence, a second-class angel, to save George in order to earn his wings. Before George has suicidal thoughts, we see important events in his life that lead up to this moment. When his younger brother, Harry, was 9 years old, he fell into an icy pond, and George saved his life. He prevented the drugstore owner he worked for from

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    Frank Capra’s, It’s a Wonderful Life illustrates a particular set of morals and values. In fact, most of Capra’s films include these basic values, which include love of hard work, love of community, love of country, and love of God (Dillon, 42). However, It’s a Wonderful Life magnifies these ideas in a way that is almost unavoidable. Considering the unpopularity of the film when it first opened, compared to its growing success over the years, a great deal can be said about our changing society and

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    would have never imagined. This experience may be divine or instructional, but for George Bailey this journey would provide him with a further sense of himself and love from the community that surrounds him. The film, It’s A Wonderful life, illustrates the hero’s journey through the life of George Bailey. In the Departure Stage, George finds himself crossing the threshold into an unknown world in hopes of finding his true purpose and going out to see the world. George is constantly placed in the shadow

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    Grapes of Wrath and It's a Wonderful Life Following the relatively prosperous era nicknamed the "Roaring Twenties" came the Great Depression. Unemployment skyrocketed and good times were hard to be found. In the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" - we see the transformation from stability to utter chaos. With World War I freshly over, there was joy and celebration to welcome American 'boys' coming back home. Huge technological improvements and scientific breakthroughs paved the way for larger, more

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    Our society is full of exciting life changing events that affect people daily. However, some of the events that occur in our society are the opposite of exciting and are life changing in more negative ways. With all of the problems that are society experiences every day, based on race, class, and gender we are leaning towards ways in which we can learn more about the issues occurring to help prevent them from happening again. With the help of It’s a Wonderful Life, Crash, and the chapters that we

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    "Across America With Carol Costello" recently penned a piece where she presents the 1946 movie "It's a Wonderful Life" as sexist. Isn't that taking things a bit too far? What Did Carol Costello Say? The following is a quote from Costello that explains her reasoning behind the

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    In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, egotism-motivated altruism and empathy-motivated altruism can be compared. Gratitude and forgiveness are two important aspects to notice in the movie, especially of egotism or empathy motivated them. Altruism is defined as a behavior that is done aimed at benefiting another person (p.288). Altruism can either be done with egotism as a motive or empathy as a motive. Egotism-motivated altruism is where the goal is to achieve a level of personal benefit by performing

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    Life Is Short But George Is Not Do people in the olden days really talk like they do in the movies? The difference in the way I talk and the people in the movie talk only became apparent to me once I watched the film It’s A Wonderful Life. Many things happened in this film that leads me to a lot of questions. For example what the heck is a loan? Is it just free money? Not only did this film confuse me it also left me with a lesson or two to learn from George’s experiences in the film. Here is a

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    Also how people overcame what they lost. VIII. Awards Received: nominated for five oscars, and also won a Golden Globe award, CEC award, NBR award, National Film Registry award (www.imdb.com) IX. My Ratings: I thoroughly enjoyed the movie It’s a Wonderful Life because the story was an eye opener to me. It helped me to develop a sense of appreciation to what I have. I finally understand why it is my moms favorite movie. LOL X. Parent Signature: _____________________________________________________

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    Frank Capra: What If?

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    and filming. He has experimented with the shift from the silent age to sound. He has influenced many people with his artistic talent and has contributed his work to the film industry. As of today his films are monumental and include many aspects of life that people can relate towards. But his existence is essential in which his films have made major impacts on a wide range of people. With his popularity rising, Frank Capra utilized his movie techniques to create films that dealt with the Great Depression

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