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Saturday, December 20, 2008

NYT: "Wonderful? Sorry, George, It’s a Pitiful, Dreadful Life"

Something to read if you're going to be doing a holiday season viewing of "It's a Wonderful Life", or if you just happen to come across it while flipping channels..

Wonderful? Sorry, George, It's a Pitiful, Dreadful Life
By WENDELL JAMIESONPublished: December 18, 2008
"It's a Wonderful Life" is a terrifying, asphyxiating story about growing up and relinquishing your dreams. Was this what adulthood promised?

I started reading it as I was going thru this week's pile of newspapers: it's featured prominently on the front page of yesterday's Weekend Arts section, taking up the entirety of page C1 above the fold. That's an impression you don't get via the online version; OTOH, you get the info that people are reading it, and feeling it: it's currently #3 on the most e-mailed list for all of

If you're in NYC, the article notes that IFC in the Village (on 6th Ave, right next to the 4th St subway stop) shows it annually, so you can see it on the big screen. It's there thru Xmas Day:

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