It’s a Wonderful Life is an all-American staple of the holiday season, a profoundly inspiring film about a downtrodden man finding meaning and the will to live through the people he has connected with throughout his life. But the FBI once considered it un-American.
For 10 years after the film’s release in 1946, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI suspected the film of being Communist propaganda.
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Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! It’s that time of year when families sit down to watch It’s A Wonderful Life to feel good about what they have, which is something we all probably need after the gut punch that was the year 2016. If you’re a big fan of the holiday classic from director Frank Capra, then we have a print that you might want to frame on your wall.
Hero Complex Gallery has this timely new piece of art from Barret Chapman, immortalizing that iconic moment when George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) tells Mary (Donna Reed) that he’ll lasso the moon to pull it down for her to have if that’s what she wants. Check out the beautiful It’s A Wonderful Life print after the jump. Read More »
If you’ve ever really wanted people who handle your mail to know you’re a film fan, the US Postal Service has the answer. They’ve just created four new stamps featuring four of the greatest directors of all time: John Ford, John Huston, Frank Capra and Billy Wilder. Designed by Derry Noyes and Gary Kelley, each stamp portrays one of the director’s best known works. For Ford, it’s The Searchers. Huston, The Maltese Falcon. Capra, It Happened One Night and Wilder, Some Like It Hot. Check them out below. Read More »
We all know how David Fincher‘s The Social Network turned out, but what would “the Facebook movie” look like in the hands of other filmmakers? College Humor shows us what the film might have looked like if it was directed by Wes Anderson, Michael Bay, Christopher Guest, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, and Frank Capra. Hit the jump to watch the video.
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