Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's a Wonderful Life

Believe it or not, I'd never seen it until tonight.

Yeah, it was sentimental. But I kinda bought it because it played out the what-would-have-happened-if-I-were-never-here fantasy that everybody indulges in at low points. And it's strangely different watching it in the light of recent loans and bank problems...

But hey. I liked it. But I don't think I'll have to watch it annually.

1 comment:

pankleb said...

Yup. It's a great movie. I didn't see it until the mid-90s, and I think I've seen it only 2 or 3 times.

People got sick of it because back in the day no single station owned the rights to it. So WGN, KPTV, and every other local station in the country could show it at random. It became the "Perry Mason" of holiday movies.

Then NBC bought the darn thing and shows it once a year.