"It's A Wonderful Life" Myths and Rumors
It is also often quoted that psychiatrists would recommend It's a Wonderful Life to patients suffering from depression. This was because it was such a well known feel-good movie, and it generated positive results. However, contemporary psychiatrists would probably scoff at this idea; in the Special Edition video, this theory is quoted.
Another rumor is that Pink Floyd album Wish You Were Here can be played alongside the film with key events in the movie tying in with song lyrics. The similarities are said to be more noticeable than in the other claimed Pink Floyd movie sync with The Wizard of Oz and Dark Side of the Moon.
The Motion Picture Association of America's strict production code in 1946 censored such phrases and words as "nuts to you", "impotent", "dang", "lousy", and "jerk". But Capra managed to bypass the production code stipulating that criminals be punished for their crime: Potter never met justice for stealing the $8,000. Capra noted several times that he had received more mail about this point than anything else in the film.
After Uncle Billy chooses between his three wavering hats and leaves George's house drunk, it sounds as if he is falling over trash cans. This scene was unplanned. A technician accidentally dropped some equipment off-set, making a loud noise. Shouting "I'm all right, I'm all right," the actor saved the take and made comedic history. The stagehand made an extra $10.
In one scene, during a run on the bank, George must persuade Bailey Building & Loan depositors not to demand the return of their deposits. This scene takes place about 1932 or 1933, just before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation were created to prevent such financial catastrophes.
This weekend was wonderful, and full of holiday fun. Rainman and I served meals to the homeless and as always, it truly is a humbling experience. It is really hard not to take home each and every child that is currently living on the streets of San Diego. My family is truly blessed. We have a roof over our heads, food, clothing, toothpaste, medicines, hair brushes and toilet paper all within arms reach.
We also went to church, listened to a wonderful choir and watched a children's play based on The Nativity. After that, we went to The Old Globe Theater to see Dr.Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and the performance was wonderful!
I finally finished decorating the tree. Yay me! Also I made more fudge, five different kinds of cookies and two apple pies for a Christmas Party. (Angel in case you are wondering, no I did not even taste any of the yummy smelling food! ;0)
How was your weekend?
Labels: Monday's Glamour
N Posted by Rain at 12/18/2006 12:05:00 AM
jedimerc posted at 1:51 AM
Some interesting stuff... I did not know that about the movie. These days, I avoid it most of the time because I have seen it so much, like all the Christmas movies repeated this time of year :) Enjoy the week and the upcoming holiday.
jules posted at 6:19 AM
Here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas, Rain. I'm actually working on Christmas day, so I don't sit around the house thinking about the kid not being here.
The Fat Lady Sings posted at 1:43 PM
Sounds yummy! I love cooking around the holidays. A house really feels like home if it smells of cookies.
And kudos to you for giving to the homeless like that. I was homeless once. It was a terrifying experience. Believe me - I really appreciate that roof over my head and food in the fridge.
Rav`N posted at 3:33 PM
Sounds like you found some of that Christmas Spirit that you were looking for. I'm glad to see you in such good spirits.
The movie trivia was cool btw, especially the one about the trash cans.
Geoffe posted at 5:07 PM
Donna Reed is so HOT!