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Great site, have been visiting it over the years to get into the holiday spirit. I too was very much captivated by this movie the first time I saw it. My brother, wife and I can and often do quote verse from it in our daily lives. It is ingrained into our celebrations of Christmas. I show a private screening in the planetarium I direct for friends and family each year. I even announced the coming of our daughter by drawing the George Baily lassos the moon on the chalk board in my parent's kitchen (But said lassos stork). Took may brother a few minutes to get it then the congratulations went around. I hope you all get a special feeling this year as the movie begins its 7'th decade.
Dan <Borick3@cox.net>
Portsmouth, VA USA - Friday, December 07, 2007 at 12:17:49 (EST)

This is my all time favourite movie!It just keeps getting better and better with age. The romantic bygone era of yesteryear sucks you in like a magnet. You just can't get enough of this masterpiece. Everyone has a little George and Mary Bailey in them. My favourite scenes are right at the beginning of the movie when young George enters the drugstore he works at, as he's greeted by the two gals. So charming and innocent the banter between them and the love at first sight - twinkle in her eye from Mary to George.Then later on, that sharing of the telephone scene - this has to be the most sensual scene ever made as George realizes his love for the first time, hypnotized by the sweet fragrance of Mary's hair.The passion just oozes out through to the viewer.It truly is a wonderful life!!
Paul <paul_sor@truecorp.co.th>
Bangkok, Thailand - Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 02:22:33 (EDT)

I saw this again this season for the first time in over twenty years. I always thought that this was not the same Donna that I knew-now I realize that I never knew her at all. Capra’s Mary is either very much like DonnaBelle Mullenger at heart and she is completely at ease being herself in front of the camera, or Donna Reed has suffered from an unimaginable lack of recognition for her ability, or both. Maybe it's DonnaBelle who slowly loses control over her emotions as she is using these precious minutes just to be close to George one last time. I don't know. I do know that I have played this scene dozens of times-in slow motion and even frame by frame, and I am totally taken by Donna Reed in it, every-single-time. I just can't convince myself that it isn't real. Donna Reed was that good. Her naturally sweet nature and pleasant attitude are a canvas that Capra uses to highlight George’s anguish more clearly. When a despondent George comes home -I feel for him. When he hugs his kid and weeps, I feel more. ...but, when Mary realizes that something is wrong and it shows on her face, I choke up a little. I have been slightly obsessed with this movie, and with Donna in it and out since I rediscovered them a month ago. Please come and take a look at a few things I noticed, and a LOT of things it seems that the characters were aware of that are never stated. If you like this film, think you'll find it interesting. Here's one little tidbit: Did you notice the drawing of Potter in his wheelchair on the wall of the Bailey staircase? I'll tell you how to find it.
Dan <dangooch@soopergrape.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at 02:27:19 (EST)

Hi Robin Its Dec. 2006 Sat.the 9th , Feeling the spirit! just for fun! I was searching the web, to find what ever i could find on " IT`S A WONDERFUL LIFE " and i found your site ! Just a note to say! I PRAY THAT ALL THAT FIND THIS! WILL TRUST IN THEIR HEARTS! IT REALY IS A WONDERFUL LIFE! BECAUSE THEY ARE IN IT !!! Sincerely Artist Carl Butler GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS! www.picturetrail.com/mulatto
Artist Carl Butler <canvasartistcb@aol.com>
Knoxville, MD USA - Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 00:08:08 (EST)

I just love this movie!! Merry Christmas everyone!!
Tessa <tessty@nospam.comcast.com>
Chicago, Il USA - Friday, December 23, 2005 at 20:41:28 (EST)

There's so much in the film that lifts you and encourages you. At least in my heart hope is kindled anew. My favorite, if you can call it that, must be the moment when George is on the bridge struggling with his place in life, his lost dreams, his current struggles, his purpose for being. At this moment, as is true in our own lives, God must intervene, and does. How many times in our own lives do we have the opportunity to love selflessly. It is a test we need to pass. George does. He looks past his own hurt, his own misery and risks his own well being for another. This is where we meet our creator and discover what this Wonderful Life is all about.
Scott Giet <ScottGiet@tds.net>
Blue Ridge, GA USA - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 09:48:37 (EDT)

I'm searching for an mgeg clip of, "lasso the moon." can anyone help please...I want to use it for an upcoming wedding ceremony.
Mark G <markgabrick@yahoo.com>
nyc, ny USA - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 10:28:07 (EDT)

SOUPER site. if I ever can figure what I want to do when I grow up I'll use your services... until then I'll keep checking back.
Jon Cadery <dmkrtn@yahoo.com.au>
USA - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 19:44:21 (EST)

I never really understood that every little thing you do has a big impact on everyone around you until I saw this movie.
Joy <xoxojoy@cs.com>
Olmsted Falls, OH USA - Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 17:14:03 (EST)

This movie is my favorite 'tradition' at Christmas. I have watched it for at least 15 years. It has touched me in some way every year. My daughter's middle name is "zuzu". I hope to pass this great piece of art on to her and I hope she will understand the meaning of the film and make it 'tradition' also. Shel
lethbridge, ab canada - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 16:03:01 (EST)

Hey gotta match?! Very funny...
Phil Oliver <thunderstruck1@comcast>
Laurel, Md. USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 21:26:33 (EST)

Found your site on the IAWL webring. Very pretty!
USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 01:16:10 (EST)

Great Site!!!!
Jenna <djcamp777@yahoo.co,>
Portland, or USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 12:48:33 (EST)

To me is a holiday tradition that helps to lift my spirits. I have been watching this film every year for the past 20 years(specially when I feel really down.) It trully helps me to get out of the blah feeling I get every year. A few years back I was driving for the first time through MI during a real bad winter storm on my way to Canada. It was night, and the town I drove through covered with snow with the street light looked just like the scene in the movie when is snowing and he is running through the town.I was mistified! For years my favorite part has been when he realizes how many people he has affected for not being born--then you see that spark in his eye when he realizes what a miracle it is to be alive--I still cry every time. This is the best movie ever made.
Liz <LNENIGMA@aol.com>
Clearwater, FL USA - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 10:21:03 (EST)

"Lasso the moon"...if only we all lived with that spirit each day!
Lynne <candyheartlb@hotmail.com>
ON Canada - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 16:32:51 (EDT)

Hi you've done a good work.
Mike - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 07:23:55 (EDT)

I'm impressed with the site!
- Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 10:00:53 (EDT)

I came across your site when I was trying to find out if Roger Ebert has had a stroke recently. Can you help me with that? Nice graphics by the way!
EBarrette <barrettelise@hotmail.com>
Manhattan, TN USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 17:41:21 (EST)

I enjoyed your website very much -- especially all the great photos from the movie. My personal favorite scene is the scene in which Jimmy Stewart and Donna Read are listening to a call on the telephone together. He is smelling her hair and you can tell that he won't be able to stop himself from falling in love with her. Sadly, they don't write many love scenes like that anymore. Thanks for the great website!
Jim <jim@woodcop.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 00:53:07 (EST)

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