Monday, December 24, 2007

Is It A Wonderful Life?

Yes it is. It's got Donna Reed. The original Bert and Ernie. Banks in crisis. A savings and loan scandal. Jimmy Stewart at his spazzy finest. A stellar script that crackles with great lines and a fine sense of serendipity. And it's a parable about the greedy motherfuckers killing our country (I mean let's be honest- Pottersville was a total, abject shithole). It's also as old as the hills, and in this transient age of perpetual modernity that has to count for something. Yes, it is A Wonderful Life, and it wouldn't be Christmas without it.... even with the 1.5 hours of commercials.

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