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.
Tells the entire story of the film's production and presents us with an extraordinary wealth of original material. More than 200 photos.
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.
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.
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.
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".
These bright and upbeat books are filled with stories, Scripture, practical advice, humor, and freshly crafted insights to inspire a sense of wonder, gratitude, and celebration among fathers and graduates alike. (Gift Books)
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.
John Skelton left school at 14 and went to work as an office boy where he met Peggy, the woman who was to become the love of his life. His memoir tells of their 66 years together and includes an emotional and startling first-person account of a little-known aspect of the war.
This is about my memories of event that I remember throughout my life.
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.
Cherie Y. Mullins is the wife of Evangelist Roger Mullins. She is the daughter of the late Leo and Beverly Forse, of Binghamton, NY. As she grew up, they were members of the well-known Lit-tle White Church of Conklin, NY. Her family and church foundations play a tremendous role in her life of ministry with her husband today. As a couple, they have served the Lord faithfully in full-time evangelism, Christian music, and missionary work since 1969. They reside in McDonough, GA and are members of Glen Haven Baptist Church. She studied piano from first grade through high school and continues using her musical talent today. During their years on the road, she sang and played the piano as “Mama” in The Mullins Family as they traveled America in evangelism and gos-pel music from 1978 – 1994. Her family has recorded forty music projects which include a piano solo CD by Cherie. To-day, she works daily in the office of Hope for the World Albania with her husband, Roger and their daughter, Cindy. Since 1994, they have been ministering to thousands of orphan children of Albania, hundreds of senior citizens and the handicapped through Hope for the World as Directors of this ministry. This book is her third in a series under the title of “The Making of a Wonderful Life” . The first was subtitled “Recording Reflections” and specifically pertained to two of the family’s recording projects produced in the 90’s. Her second book was subtitled “Family Foundations” and covered Cherie’s childhood days through the beginning of Bible College for her husband. This book, subti-tled Joyous Journey takes you through their lives from 1970—1994 in which they were involved full-time as a family in church ministry, evangelism and gospel music. Cherie believes she has one more book to write which will portray their years since 1994 in the field of foreign mission work in the country of Albania with Hope for the World. They have fo-cused on assisting orphans, widows, and handicapped and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. She believes that book will be subtitled “Mission Memoirs”, or something very similar. She hopes to have that one published within a couple of years. It is her desire that as you read this book, you will get to know her family personally and understand all that went into The Making of “their” Won-derful Life through this volume subtitled “Joyous Journey”.
A musical adaptation of Frank Capra's masterpiece film.
Quicklets: Learn more. Read less. Every year around Christmas time there are a few movies that families all around the world like to pop into the DVD player, and Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life is certainly one of them. This story about a man who gets the chance to see what life would be like if he was never born is a rich, feel-good tale that American families have adored for well over half a century now. With a production budget of just over 3 million dollars, It's a Wonderful Life has grossed about 6.5 million dollars and another 20 million in domestic DVD sales. At the Academy Awards, Itâ's a Wonderful Life earned five nominations, including Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Stewart as George Bailey), Best Director (Frank Capra), Best Film Editing (William Hornbeck), Best Sound (John Aalberg) and Best Picture. The American Film Institute (AFI) has ranked It's a Wonderful Life the 20th best film of all time in its "100 Years, 100 Movies" list. AFI also ranks the protagonist of the film, George Bailey, as the 9th greatest hero in American cinema and Mr. Potter (the film's antagonist) as the 6th greatest villain of all time. AFI ranked It's a Wonderful Life as the No. 1 Most Inspirational Film. AFI ranked It's a Wonderful Life as the 3rd best fantasy film of all time. AFI also ranked the film the Most Powerful Movie of All Time. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) ranks It's a Wonderful Life as the 30th best film of all time.
Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1,3, University of Constance, course: “Reading” Baz Luhrmann, language: English, abstract: This essay performs multiple tasks. On the one hand the narrative structure of Frank Capra’s “It’s a wonderful life”, directed in 1947 shall be worked out. It’s intended to show how meaning is created in this movie through an understanding of its specific narrative structure. On the other hand, this essay will include several central ideas from contemporary texts in narrative theory, like William Simon for example.
Celebrating one of the most beloved, heartwarming films of all time, this book is replete with movie lore and recipes meant to delight cooks, tempt their friends and families, and entertain movie buffs and collectors alike. You'll find old-Fashioned recipes Henry Potter Pot Pie, Fifty-Cents-on-the-Dollar Chuck Roast, Harry Bailey Hero Sandwich, Mrs. Martini's Creamy Linguine, Clarence Oddbody's Heavenly Hot Mulled Wine, "Zuzu, My Little Gingersnap Cookies, and many other dishes inspired by or evocative of fictional Bedford Falls. As a bonus, the book is filled with stills, bits of trivia from the movie, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and reminiscences from the stars of the film and others who helped make it. Karolyn Grimes appeared in eighteen movies as a child actress with many of the greats, including John Wayne, Cary Grant, and Bing Crosby. Best remembered for her role as Zuzu in It's a Wonderful Life, she is still acting and singing, and lives new Kansas City, Missouri. Franklin Dohanyos, a published songwriter, runs a public relations firm near Detroit, Michigan.