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I am very young and only first saw this movie a couple years ago. My step-mom grew up wth it and the first x-mas we spent with her i watched the movie...of course me only being 11 then i fell asleep and every time since then i fall asleep watching the movie. It was only today that I fully watched the movie and i enjoyed every moment of it. Although some may believe I am too young to deeply understand this movie--i do, and i love it completely. My passion for classic movies and my melancholy attitude towards films today may have an influence on my adoration of IAWL....but altogether i believe this film to be the most wonderful of all in its category. My two favorite parts in the movie are the scene where Mary tells George she will love him till the day she dies....and the scene after the dance of George and Mary walking down the sidewalk. I love this movie :) also, i am 14 :-)
Andrea <Volleychic605@AOL.com>
New Albany, OH USA - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 23:43:43 (EST)

As you can tell from my email, I ADORE this movie. I used to teach it to my high school English students as part of a lesson about Hollywood and its old morals. (Really it was an excuse to expose them to a classic that, believe it or not, many hadn't seen). My favorite scene would have to be when George goes to check on Zuzu. It reminds me of my dad and me. He was always so nice especially when we were sick.
Amee Kreh <Evrytmabellrings@cs.com>
Bealeton, VA USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 23:13:43 (EST)

My favorite moment is right after George confronts his mother and she doesn't recognize him. The camara zooms in to an extreme close-up, perfectly capturing his fear. Be careful what you wish for Goerge...sometimes they come true!
Tony Ferguson <j.anthony.ferguson@citicorp.com>
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 16:56:49 (EST)

I have to watch this movie every Christmas and I, also, have to watch it alone because my family watches me to see when I am crying! I think one of my favorite fun parts is when they are walking home after being dropped in the pool and singing "Buffalo Gals". It's just so sweet. I just love the entire movie and it's message never fails to move me and remind me just to be thankful for all that I have - my family most of all!
Central Point, OR USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 23:45:25 (EST)

I start balling every time George runs through the snowy town screaming "MERRY CHRISTMAS!!@#%$^@ MERRY CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU CRAZY OLD BUILDING AND LOAN!" aww...I just got shivers. I also loved when, a few years back, Saturday Night Live did a spoof on the ending. In their version, they had the cast of characters go to Potter's house and beat him up. Happy Holidays!
Gemma Schettino
NJ USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11:01:04 (EST)

My website isn't about IWAL, although I'm sure I could build one easy. When I read your message I had to write. I too was bitten many, many years ago. Although I'm not a stickler on watching it alone, my family taunts and teases me and threatens to hide the TV guide. One year it was on, I sware, 20 times, and I watched it all 20! I have it on tape. The anniversary edition, and it is still in its cellophane wrapper. A favorite moment? How could anyone pick just one? There are just too many to name, and by the end of the movie I am always in tears. Every time. So carve another notch on the old IAWL bugs belt for me. Terri
Terri L. Kaduck <tlk232@hotmail.com>
Harwick, Pa USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 13:07:40 (EST)

I like the henry travers portrayal of the angel and your page hoorah
Blake <electro_sausage>
uk - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 20:03:31 (EST)

I have often wondered over the years why others did not see what I saw in this movie, it too is my all time favorite. It is a family tradition for us to have the movie playing while we decorate our tree. I have a separate area that I place ornamanets or pictures from the movie, that I put up each year. I even made a center piece arrangement from a candy tin with pictures from the movie on it. I have a big red rose, a red string, a bell, a book, and play money (from my favorite parts of the movie). Several years ago Target had their paper bags done with a picture of the movie, I have that in a picture frame. Different I know but these decorations are the ones that mean the most to me. I wish you all good times, good health and good friends.
Becki Massey <rjmassey52@hotmail.com>
USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 13:36:39 (EST)

I can't wait for dec. 16. 2001 our local 1930's art deco theatre is hosting IAWL on the big screen. Admission is free with a new unwrapped toy or non perishable food item. It is in San Pedro, Ca . The Warner Grand Theatre. Come and celebrate with us. I already emailed all my friends about it. I met the some of the cast in 1993, Nov 29 I think? at Target in Manhattan Bch. I will always remember it because the next day I had went into labor with my son Christian. It was a big thrill ( meeting the cast, not the birth (just kidding)I only wish I had brought my camera! I did get a wonderful calendar IAWL that Target gave to all!
Annie Rojes <RSROJES@aol.com>
carson, ca USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 03:18:27 (EST)

What a wonderful webpage and tribute to a wonderful movie. I've been in love with Jimmie Stewart ever since I saw this movie as a kid. Hands down, its the best movie I've ever seen. It runs the whole gamut of human emotions. My absolute favorite line of the movie is when Harry offers a toast to "my big brother George, the richest man in town." What a tear-jerker! Merry Christmas to all my fellow IWAL lovers.
Joy Hummel <jh@floratours.com>
Phila, Pa USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 10:51:26 (EST)

I thought I should let you know I have a little daughter called ZuZu. She was born on Jan 8th 2001 so guess what I watched last Christmas!
Chester, UK - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 17:00:37 (EST)

I've loved this movie for as long as I can remember. Long before the whole country fell in love with it during Christmas time. I am so proud that so many people feel the same way I do about this movie. Anywa, one of my favorite moments in the movie and the one that brings a tiny tear to my eyes every time is when the young Mary leans over the counter and tells George, "George Bailey, I'll love you till the day I die." Ah...it just gets me every time. The whole notion of a girl just knowing that she's found her true love and so early in life too. He was such a fool to fight it all his life until my other favorite moment...when they kiss for the first time while on the phone. It is the most passionate scene in movie history and no one even took their clothes off or stuck their tongue down anyone's throat! Pure movie magic!!!!!! God bless you and I hope you also have a wonderful life! Was that a bell I heard ringing? :) Doriano
Doriano Carta <dorianocarta@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 22:44:58 (EST)

My favorite part is when George reads the inscription of the book Clarence gave him..."No man is a failure who has friends."
George O'Neill <gfoneill@yahoo.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 21:43:35 (EST)

Hi! IAWL is my favorite movie of all time. My favorite part is when George Bailey is very desparate towards the end and goes home and his son gets on his lap and he cries while hugging and kissing him. That is when Mary Bailey knows something is wrong.
Claire Gould <claire@maine.rr.com>
South Portland, ME USA - Friday, November 23, 2001 at 00:10:31 (EST)

After the events of 9-11-01 I think I`ll be watching "It`s a Wonderful Life" a few more times then usual this Holiday season! I`d actually like to jump into the movie and live out the rest of my life in Bedford Falls!
KEN <usps1556@hotmail.com>
Milwaukee, WI. USA - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 08:02:44 (EST)

I recently rented IAWL (I know it's not Christmas yet but who decided that had to be a Christmas movie anyway?) I've been in love with Jimmy Stewart for years. I would have to say my favorite moment is when he is sitting at the Martini's alone and praying for God to show him the way. The combination of the faith and emotion in that scene (not to mention Mr. Stewart's phenominal acting) really tug at my heart strings. This is a great site. Keep up the good work!
Ashley <DaBeerGyrl@aol.com>
Poolesville, MD USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 14:07:24 (EST)

Excellent site. Thank You!
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 23:30:38 (EST)

I enjoy reading everything you had here. Margarita
Margarita <mvargas8@satx.rr.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 00:20:33 (EDT)

I couldn't possible say what my favourite part of IAWL. I get something new out of it everytime I watch. I'm currently doing a paper on the history of IAWL, I'm reading Jimmy Stewart's biography, Frank Capra's biography as well as IAWL the Book. I keep getting choked up just reading about this movie. btw, My son, George Bailey, loves the movie also :)
Charlene MacFarlane <chuck.george@home.com>
Vancouver, Canada - Friday, October 12, 2001 at 19:57:03 (EDT)

It's a wonderful life.
USA - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 21:39:54 (EDT)

I have a question about a line in the movie. Please help me finish the line, I want to use it for a house warming gift for a friend for this Saturday. The line (and I need help with the end) is: When Martini is moving into his house, Mary brings some things and says: "Bread, so there may always be food in you house; Salt, so there may always be spice in your life; Wine so ???? this is where I need help. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Lynne <lynsky127@aol.com>
Edgewater, NJ USA - Friday, September 07, 2001 at 09:48:23 (EDT)

Nice site...
wallpapers <mnuwpsg@mystupidjob.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 21:12:35 (EDT)

IAWL has become a Christmas tradition in my family, we never tire of watching it. I never tire of Jimmy Stewart. What a great person he was.
Karen Dansereau <heandme@swbell.net>
Douglass, KS USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 13:08:49 (EDT)

my favorite scene IN THE WHOLE MOVIE is probably when theyre showing what everybody did during the war,and they show the cop and harry and george, and the cab driver. also i like the scene at the end when everyone gives the money to george and harry shows up and says those lines.
jamie <omegajamie@hotmail.com>
toronto, canada - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 01:07:06 (EDT)

My favorite part of the movie is when he is at the bridge and its snowing again, and he realizes he is back in his own life now. And when he starts running down the street telling everybody & building "Merry Christmas" Then another favorite, is when every one pitches in to save George, singing and cheering, and he finds the book that Clarence left him. *tears* *sniff, sniff* What a wonderful movie, it to is a favorite of mine, and I watch it year round, I am a BIG Jimmy Stewart fan. Check out the movie Rear View...it is as well a wonderful movie!!!
Woodward, Ok USA - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 01:42:41 (EDT)

This movie saved my life in 1987. When George finally sees how much his life has touched everyone around him. That no matter what life hands you, doing the next right thing is ALWAYS the way to go.
Lisa Lehman <sarahinkenosha@webtv.net>
Kenosa, WI USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 13:30:38 (EDT)

This movie saved my life in 1987. When George finally sees how much his life has touched everyone around him. That no matter what life hands you, doing the next right thing is ALWAYS the way to go.
Lisa Lehman <sarahinkenosha@webtv.net>
Kenosa, WI USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 13:24:03 (EDT)

I could'nt agree with you more. I truly LOVE this movie. I have to watch it alone as well, pass the tissues.
Jim Moore <jmojo@bps.cc>
Marion, IN USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 03:38:28 (EDT)

It's Saturday and rainy here in Oregon. Doing some "me" time today and thought I would surf the net for James Stewart Movies and came across your site. Yes, I love the Movie "It's a Wonderful Life". After I get done here, I think I will go put that movie into the VCR and watch it!!! Your site is a great tribute and family film and frankly, I love the entire movie. We all have dreams and sometimes have to give them up for other circumstances and this film shows that even tho our original dreams may not come true, we are all loved by those who care about us. Great site you have here!!!!
Salem, OR USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 11:51:20 (EST)

There are many reasons why I love IAWL. One of them is the fact that I saw this movie during a time in my life where I felt there was nothing to live for, nothing at all. IAWL changed this drastically. Every person is a legitimite part of the universe, whether they believe it or not, and there usually an angel right around the corner. As for a favorite part...hey, I love the whole thing, every bit of dialogue, every well-developed character, every scene from the beautiful Bedford Falls, and especially every one of George Bailey's cute children! I shall never tire or lose sight of the message of "It's A Wonderful Life", and I hope this movie endures...forever.
Zuri Ardais <ScyllaJ@netscape.net>
Pollocksville, NC USA - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 14:44:22 (EST)

"It's A Wonderful Life" is the greatest movie and I don't just watch it for Christmas. I have the video and will watch it whenever I get depressed. I like the part when 'Clerance' Jumps in the river ahead of George Bailey. For a college computer class, my wife has to make an advertisement poster for a movie. Guess what movie she has picked?
Joe Hart-Bowley <jehbtvrs113sfs@yahoo.com>
Richmond, va USA - Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 13:23:26 (EST)

What exactly can I say about this, the most wonderful film ever made? I grew up watching James Stewart, he was the same age as my Gran, and he was the first famous person I had a crush on, *smile*. My favourite moment is when everyone bursts in with Mary, ready to give George everything they have. That's friendship, that's the kind of person I always aspired to become and hopefully my friends know they can count on me to help make theirs a wonderful life.
Susanne Anderson. <susanneofgreengables@yahoo.com>
Ayrshire, Scotland - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 14:22:33 (EST)

You have a wonderful site. I love the film "It´s a wonderful life" since I was very young. It´s the best film I have ever seen ! The film one can see nearly every year in the german television. Many greetings! Bears-best-friend
bears-best-friend <bears-best-friend@t-online.de>
Germany - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 10:37:59 (EST)

Although there are many favorite moments for me in IAWL, one of the scenes that affects me most is when George Bailey breaks down in Martini's and begins to pray. I read that the emotion we see Jimmy Stewart experiencing was real. He became very emotional in that scene, and was unable to control what he was feeling. Originally, the scene was shot from a greater distance than as it appears in the film. Frank Capra was so moved by the scene that he blew up each frame of the scene to create a close up George's face. This was the first time this had been done on film. P.S. You have a beautiful website!
Ron Boardwine <ronedmunds@yahoo.com>
Arlington Heights, IL USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 19:41:52 (EST)

Maybe Mr. Capra didn't intend for this to be a Chirstmas classic, but that's the way it's turned out. Perhaps it's because of the warmth of the human spirit, which many of us feel more keenly at this time of the year, that this movie captures through the efforts of Mr. Capra and the cast led by Jimmie (Jimmie, its kind of how we know him, isn't it?). Favorite part? Jimmie putting Zuzu's rose pedals discretely into his pocket while comforting his daughter, despite the fact that his world has just turned upside down, sums up for me what the movie is really all about. When you think about it, that small act has such importance throughout the movie, although it comes late in the play, and all references to it put together last less than 1 minute, gives us a glimpse into the kindness we posses even in the midst of personal dispair. Great movie. In the spirit of the movies may I wish all of you Happy Holidays, and all days, this and every year.
Chris McCormack <cmac-1@home.com>
Uncsville, CT USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 01:45:31 (EST)

It's so WONDERFUL to see so many people other than myself that LOVE IAWL!!!! This is my all-time, absolute favorite movie! Why wait until the Holiday's to watch it! I own both the original black and white version and also the colorized. I can't count the number of times I've watched it. Thank God for It's A Wonderful Life!!! :o)
Tracy <skinner88@home.com>
East Liverpool, OH USA - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 23:03:23 (EST)

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