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Friday, October 08, 2004

History's Notable Films Reconsidered

I can't remember how I originally found McSweeney's but it's always enjoyable to surf the archives, there are some remarkably funny tidbits to be found there. History's Notable Films Reconsidered is a hoot!

Quote: It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life, it seems to me, missed the point. The question isn't: What would the world be like if George Bailey had never been born? The question is: Would the world be improved if George Bailey, at this point in time, jumped off this here bridge? Two very different questions. And while Clarence clearly makes the case that George Bailey should have been born, he oddly (suspiciously, one might say) skirts the issue of whether or not George Bailey's family might be better off with a pile of insurance money than with the bitter, angry wreck that George Bailey has become.

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