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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Dir. Frank Capra. Starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

It’s a Wonderful Life presents an interesting viewing paradox to me. The movie was always going to get its due as a classic after it famously lost to  1,679 more words


Considering the Moon

What is it about the Moon that captures the fancy of humankind? A silvery disk hanging in the night sky, it conjures up images of romance and magic. 814 more words


Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Directed by Michael Curtiz
Written by Melville Shavelson & Jack Rose

When researching titles for my Football marathon, I was hoping to find a few like  717 more words


Movie Challenge: favorite movie

I love to answer questionnaires, which in the blogging world often take form as ‘challenges’. I’ve wanted to do a movie themed challenge for awhile now but haven’t been able to find a set of questions that I liked, so I ended up combining two sets instead. 949 more words


Nor was Monty Wooley

(Facebook post around Christmas 2015 regarding a photo posted by John Altman.)

I believe, and in keeping with the season, batsman Rona Anderson was the fiancée that Alistair Sim spurned for greed in that anti-capitalist epic Scrooge. 99 more words


Scenes I Love: George Meets Mary Again in It's A Wonderful Life

It may seem strange, on Valentine’s Day, to share a scene that I love from a Christmas movie.  Well, we’re all about being strange here at the Shattered Lens! 42 more words