Friday, December 08, 2006
On the other hand
I Love Donna Reed. I really love Donna Reed! Clearly, the most beautiful woman ever conceived by the midichlorians. Just imagine what it must have been like in heaven the day that she died? St. Peter must have said something like this, "Jesus Christ! He didn't even make this much of a fuss when his own son died".
It's a Wonderful life is the cream of the crop when it comes to Christmas movies. There has never been a better one made. Ever. Holy shit... I just has the scariest thought of my life! What if Hollywood announced that It's a Wonderful Life was being remade, starring Ben Affleck as George Bailey, and Jessica Simpson as Mary Hatch Bailey...
Believe it or not, there are still people on this planet who refuse to watch It's a Wonderful Life. Why? I don't know. I personally know at least two these heathens. One of them we all know very well, and the other one is my wife's best friend, Erika. What's up with that? It just doesn't make any sense. Is it because of the title or the fact that the movie is in black and white? Please explain your aversion to this movie. I want it for the record.
For those of you with a personality and strong moral fiber, I think you'll find it interesting that there's a cameo from Alfalfa Sweitzer in this movie. He's the guy who opens the pool up while George and Mary are dancing in the gymnasium. That tidbit of information comes from one of the few special features on the It's a Wonderful Life DVD. There are also a couple of trailers and a documentary or something.
How can I end this post with out talking about Jimmy Stewart? I can't. He's great. One of the finest actors in the history of film. Willsix does a really mean Jimmy Stewart, and there is no greater feeling in the world then running through the streets of Louisville or Washington DC in December, drunk as a skunk at 2 o'clock in the morning, while screaming out, "Merry Christmas you old builiding and loan! Merry Christmas Bedford Falls!