Saturday, December 21, 2013

Flick Pick: It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life
(RKO, 1946)

The finest example of what Hollywood snob-sophisticates dubbed "Capra-corn" ever made, and largely given a lukewarm reception at the time, it was drubbed critically and financially by The Best Years Of Our Lives, which won 9 Oscars. Now, It's A Wonderful Life is an annual staple and hailed as a masterpiece film and likely the most inspirational movie ever made, while few people alive outside of film school have even seen The Best Years Of Our Lives. Things even out.

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