A study of the Burgess Shale, a sea bed 530 million years old, and attempts to tackle what the findings are and what it means
The lives of the world’s greatest contributors to arts, politics, sports, and letters are celebrated with wit, humor, and reverence by their equally famous friends, relatives, and peers. Here are fifty eulogies, fond remembrances of the twentieth century’s best and brightest: World Pioneers: Martin Luther King Jr. honored by Robert Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi by Jawaharlal Nehru Movie Stars: Joan Crawford remembered by director George Cukor, Orson Welles by Charlton Heston Media Titans: Katharine Graham celebrated by Ben Bradlee, Edward R.Murrow by Charles Kuralt Entertainers: John Belushi by Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope by Larry Gelbart Composers and Singers: Jerry Garcia by Robert Hunter, Leonard Bernstein by Ned Rorem Athletes: Mickey Mantle by Bob Costas, Arthur Ashe by Douglas Wilder In these moving and personal tributes, we see the true personalities of these fifty remarkable people, shadings of character usually hidden from the spotlight.
52 heartwarming lessonscrafted from the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life. "No man is a failure who has friends." "Each man's life touches so many other lives." The more obvious lessons of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life, have become fodder for familyconversations for years. Now, Gold Medallion Award-winning author Bob Welch takes us deeper into the nuances of Frank Capra's 1946 tribute to bedrock values. From the lightheartedness of George and Mary's floor-parting dance to the poignancy of a community that rallies to save a desperate man, 52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life will inspire you to live for the deeper stuff that, as George Bailey finds, matters most.
Jimmy Hawkins who played four-year-old Tommy Bailey, takes you behind the scenes for a first-hand look at the American movie classic "It's a wonderful life".
Tells the entire story of the film's production and presents us with an extraordinary wealth of original material. More than 200 photos.
Even the most ardent fans of "It's a Wonderful Life "will be surprised and delighted by the insightful discussions of film details, cast anecdotes, curiosities, and gaffes found in this charming guide. Providing a fresh perspective, this companion includes a handy film chronology and an overview of the plot, a complete breakdown of the musical score, a fun and challenging quiz, a DVD bookmarking feature designed to give instant access to favorite scenes and other points of interest, informative historical sidebars, the complete lyrics to "Buffalo Gals," and never-before-seen maps and diagrams of downtown Bedford Falls, downtown Pottersville, the Building and Loan, and 320 Sycamore. In addition, film lovers will learn why George should have spent Christmas Eve in jail, who crashes the Bailey family Christmas Eve gathering, the story behind the sudden demise of Mr. Gower's son, how to make a flaming rum punch, the real-life site of the Bedford Falls High School "swim-gym," and other fascinating trivia related to the classic.
Paperback release of 2003 holiday bestseller which offers behind the scenes info on this holiday classic as well as current info on stars from the show.
The film classic, "It's a Wonderful Life," named the most inspirational American film ever produced, has entertained and inspired millions of viewers since its release in 1946. In fact, many families make watching this story of George Bailey an annual, Christmas tradition. Now pastor and author Greg Asimakoupoulos has taken the movie's message a step further with a new book Finding God in "It's a Wonderful Life." The film was not made as a religious piece at all, but, as Greg asserts and proves, we can see God at work in every scene. And he shows us how, in chapters such as "Broken Banister Knobs," "Learning to Dance with Adversity," "Reclaiming 320 Sycamore Street," "When God Sends an Angel instead of Money," "Saving Harry Bailey," "Suffering When It's Not Your Fault," and so much more. Each chapter highlights an important movie scene, relationship, or theme and makes a spiritual point. Even those who haven't seen the film will understand the plot as Greg describes it, and people who know the movie so well they can recite the dialogue will find themselves nodding in agreement, appreciating Greg's thoughtful insights. The chapters are concise and written in an engaging style--an easy read. And each one concludes with "Questions for Reflection." These questions can be helpful for individuals, of course, but will also be ideal for group discussions.
Over a career that spanned forty-three years and seventy-seven films, Jimmy Stewart went from leading man to national idol. Classics such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, and, of course, It’s A Wonderful Life are far more than mere movies; they are visions of America as it wanted to be seen. With his inimitable (though widely mimicked) down-home drawl, Jimmy Stewart came to embody the ideal American male, lean, affably sarcastic, honorable, endearingly awkward. His double takes were memorable; his way of muttering his asides charmed audiences. Most of all, he was the man whose heart was always in the right place, and who would see always see his way clear to doing the right thing. “If Bess and I had a son,” Harry Truman once said, “we’d want him to be just like Jimmy Stewart.” Jonathon Coe traces Stewart’s beginnings in a small town in Pennsylvania, his amateur dramatics and college years at Princeton, and the early films and stardom through to his heroics as an air force pilot during World War II and his triumphant return to Hollywood. Though he was adored in black and white, Stewart’s mature work shows his range as an actor, his ability to play far more than just the good-natured leading man. By the time he retired from acting, Stewart had films credits that were unparalleled—and a place in the American heart that was unrivaled. Illustrated with 150 photographs, taken on and off the set, this handsome tribute gives us the private man as well as the screen legend and guides us through the whole wonderful life of Jimmy Stewart.
Here’s a fun, nostalgic, encouraging month’s worth of reading for the busy holiday season: It’s a Wonderful Life, a brand-new Christmas devotional. This 31-day book includes brief readings based on Christmas classics—stories, books, movies, poems, and songs. Each entry draws a spiritual point from the particular works, whether sacred or secular, accompanied by relevant quotations, scriptures, and prayers. Entries range from the namesake 1946 film starring Jimmie Stewart, to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, to the 1965 television favorite A Charlie Brown Christmas—and end with the actual account of Jesus’ birth from Luke 2. It really is a wonderful life—because of Christmas!
Thomas surveys Stewart's life and career, and reviews the circumstances and plot of each of his films, from his small part in 1935's Murder Man to his last role as a grandfather in a 1981 Lassie movie.
"It was a Wonderful Life is a labor of love and passion. It takes great courage to create such work." -Kelly Stewart, daughter of Jimmy Stewart Years have passed and George Bailey is being sent back to earth to earn his wings while rediscovering the town of Bedford Falls. While seeking old friends, George Bailey discovers he has a secret to unlock that will release Zuzu from her pain. Be prepared for a journey into old friendships, new beginnings and great surprises that will leave you teary eyed and yearning for more.
It's a Wonderful Life Cookbook celebrates one of the most beloved, heartwarming films of all time and is filled with more than 250 delicious recipes to delight cooks, tempt friends, and entertain movie buffs.
Vignettes of a Wonderful Life is a true love story of the fascinating and exciting lifetimes of two Christians in love with each other and with God. It provides brief and often funny glimpses of the Palmers’ lives from adventures as children in the 1920s—involving rattlesnakes, bears, and pumas—to our present space age. It includes their romance and marriage, plus wryly humorous and profoundly difficult times during the Great Depression, military service in World War II, and mission work among Native Americans and Chinese immigrants, as well as time spent as overseas missionaries on the island of Jamaica and in Japan. Their stories include service as educators, speakers, pastoral ministers, executives in higher education, in regional work, and in the Disciples Mission Board.
DIVFrank Capra"s 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life is one of the most beloved holiday classics of our time. In it, the great Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a man about to give up on life until his guardian angel shows him how his town, family, and friends are all the richer for having known him. Millions of fans tune in every year to see George Bailey realize his blessings, and Clarence get his wings. Now one of the cast members of the film has compiled a beautiful keepsake book of memorable lines of dialogue and scenes from It's a Wonderful Life. Jimmy Hawkins played Tommy Bailey, the youngest of the Bailey children. Over the years he has stayed in touch with other cast and crew members and reminisced with them about their favorite moments in the film. From the first scene to the last, this marvelous collection captures the spirit of the film and preserves the favorite screen moments of its cast and crew./div
A musical adaptation of Frank Capra's masterpiece film.
Full of wonderful stills from the movie, this elegant book recounts the storyline and history of this Academy-Awarding winning Valentine Davies tale in words and pictures.

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