Thursday, June 15, 2006

'It's a Wonderful Life' Most Inspiring Film

This is one of my very favorites! It has my vote!

George Bailey's brother proclaimed him the richest man in Bedford Falls. Now the story of the despondent businessman, who got a chance to see how ugly the world would be without him, has been proclaimed the most inspiring American movie.
Frank Capra's “It’s A Wonderful Life”, starring James Stewart as the disillusioned George, led the American Family Institute's list of inspirational films revealed Wednesday in the group's annual top-100 TV special that aired on CBS.
"We all connect to that story. We may not all connect to the story of a fighter from Philadelphia or a singing family in the Austrian Alps," said the TV special's producer, Bob Gazzale, referring to two other films on the list, “Rocky” and “The Sound of Music.”
"But there's no way to get away from the inspiring story of George Bailey. It relates to us all."
The 1946 classic "It's a Wonderful Life" is the story of a man who dreamed of escaping his dreary town and making a mark in the world. Circumstance traps George Bailey in tiny Bedford Falls, where he runs his family's penny-ante building and loan and battles the town's miserly overlord.
One Christmas Eve, facing scandal and criminal charges after his uncle misplaces $8,000, George is driven to attempt suicide, but an angel steps in to show him all the good he's done and what a harsher place the world would be without him.
As family and friends rally to his rescue, George learns to embrace the life he thought he loathed and receives a heartfelt toast from his sibling: "To my big brother George — the richest man in town."

Steven Spielberg's “Schindler’s List” starring Liam Neeson as a German businessman who saves his Jewish workers from extermination by the Nazis, was No. 3.

1 comment:

Katie said...

I love this movie and it is inspiring film "No matter how many things go wrong in your life you can still find love from those who care."