"It's a Wonderful Life (1947)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

I am writing this article, a day later, after watching. This does not seem to me, since I'm a guy smart, and used to work quickly, accurately and in an organized ... this time turned out differently ... I did not expect that this film I was moved to tears, forced to return to his childhood and reminds me of some of the forgotten people ...
Man I'm not too sentimental, a great nostalgia do not feel and I think I can more or less calmly perceive many things ... But how much I snuck this picture, I will not even pass can!!! Wade, took, to win ... (Yeah ... It happens ...). In principle, there is nothing surprising. To the west, as well as for us, has its own special traditions, habits and customs. Here, for example, we look every New Year "Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!" (Well, someone looks, some do not), and we believe that, do not watch this movie, the holiday will not be so, as it should ...
That Americans are the same! And the film they also there! Your, special. And they look it every year, on Christmas Eve (it is for them more and more magical than New Year). And the name of this movie - "This is a great (or wonderful) life." And fashion has gone, by the way, with the 70s (remember: "The irony of fate ..." was published in 1975. A funny coincidence, given that the American film, 1946 edition.). Like, we have a movie for Christmas meeting. Watch and enjoy. Thank you, good, comrades overseas. Just before you enjoy it, as it should, it is necessary to evaluate ... And crimson curiosity, I sat down to watch ...
small town of Bedford Falls (NY), Christmas Eve. From the numerous problems and mental oppression, a man named George Bailey (James Stewart) is going ... to kill herself ... Relatives and friends, not knowing where he might be, pray for it, going through and ask the Lord for help ... Suddenly, high up on the skies, flashes a certain glow, and heard the request of the angels decide to help the poor man, sending him a wingless angel second class, called Clarence Odbodi (Henry Travers), so that both could find a lesson from this situation ... Before sending, Clarence show whole biography of his ward Yes ...
... Strong ... Do you know why this film is so strong? Because it is a very interesting story line and smooth consistency. The story is carried by angels (as sponsors), and begins with the childhood of the protagonist. After all, we do not know who is this George Bailey! And then suddenly, we will worry about it? Well, I decided to commit suicide and decided. All rescue and impossible to reason, as if we did not want it! ..
Now we show and that it was for people ... Such a serious and sensible approach to the matter, can not motivate, and we're starting to get used to the hero, respect (you'll see it from the film) and empathize with him ... for example, I liked his childhood and teenage years, showing that this is a communicative, practical, kind and polite person, not prone to selfishness, and loving his family. But then ... Then there is a complex adult life, which will show you who is the George Bailey now ... On my own, I can not fail to note the presence of very good actors in this film ... well, interesting and charismatic actors ... I really liked the actress playing George's wife - Donna Reed. Excellent game! Such tranquility in his voice, gestures and manners. Beautiful and cute woman. She immediately wins the heart and forces to look at themselves with tenderness ... not to deviate from it and negative character painting by Henry Potter (Lionel Barrymore) - the richest resident of the town ... You know, the actor playing so that I, a mere spectator wanted to give him at physiognomy. And this is - the best compliment Description villain and nasty person, once so was able to convince me of his disgusting ...
I also drew attention to the way the story was set. Director Frank Capra's very exciting and, at the same time, seriously approached the case. Without any sweetness and unreasonable search. Sensibly tried to seek a middle ground ... Well, and the story itself is an adaptation of writer Philip Van Doren Stern, and is called "The Greatest Gift" ... The greatest gift ... Um ... You know, for some reason reminded of Ivan, from the Soviet fairy tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful", when it is in the clutches of the giant spider and answer three questions. The answer - take away the sword kladenets, and go, releases a red-girl. Do not answer - death fierce. Here, in the third question, spider it and asks:
«What in the world all the sweeter?". "Vasilisa!" Without hesitation, Ivan screams and joyful spider attracts him to her. Then think better of the guy and says, "Life!". Then it shows a close-up: it is tired, exhausted long road face, but such an immense force of the whole body, eyes full of heavenly fire and determined look, without fear or doubt, he loudly repeating: "Life is sweeter!" . A life! Oh my God. How strong a word ... and wise ... It forgot our main character, George, that much is fixable in the world. Committed an error you can try to fix it, to make amends, in a word, to try to do anything else! At least something! Only death can not be correct ... Life! .. Yes ... I understand now why Americans watch it every year. With new hopes and desires are part of a new calendar year ...
Life ... It's a Wonderful Life ... It's a Wonderful Life ... And, whatever it may be, we must appreciate what it is! In spite of our fears, doubts, selfishness, strife, hatred, misunderstanding, conflicts and battles ... Because life is not to blame for the fact that we can be lazy, indecisive, slow and overly submissive hardships of life! Everything is in the hands of man, and only he is a true master of his fate! A movie? He just kind of a reminder about it ... Do not forget who you are and always imagined it would be, if you were not there! Appreciate what you have! Even if you think it - absolutely nothing meaningful Existence
Appreciate! ... and develop spiritually, physically ... Grow ... And that says it all.
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Thank you all for attention!

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