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It's a Wonderful Life?


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Initial post: 24 Dec 2013 16:27:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2013 16:34:33 GMT
Molly Brown says:
More than a lifetime gone and still this film shown on TV at Christmas time, and most people I know get emotional at the concept of the little guy versus the corporate evil. Recently, watching the film again for the first time in decades I see exactly that the same thing has happened in the past few years, culminating with the Co-op bank and Britannia BS. Squeezed out by corporate banks, ........why......because it's ethos was to champion ethical banking. This coaltition did nothing to save decent banking from the Sharks, Harry H Potter the evil banker, how ironic, destroyed the decent bank. Co-op's, for ordinary people can never exist again? Why?

Posted on 24 Dec 2013 16:45:48 GMT
It's just aired on the Beeb...corn piled high, ham sliced thick.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 16:51:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2013 18:11:50 GMT
Molly Brown says:
Channel 4 actually. Bit like you then Gordon!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:00:21 GMT
Spin says:
Molly: Because in this age of capitalist materialism, there is no such thing as "co-operation" in any sphere of secular society; it's dog eat dog. Every man for himself...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:14:26 GMT
It's a wonderful film Molly. But I don't see it the way you seem to.

I see it as a film about a man finding himself, in the sense that he gains a perspective on his life such that he learns to genuinely appreciate how wonderful it is and always has been. It is about awakening to a greater sense of wonder about the ordinary.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:20:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2013 17:24:40 GMT
Molly Brown says:
Yes, initially it is about that, but that is the way life leads you. Out to explore the world then drawn back in some kind of emotional trap. Was it right for him to leave? Haven't we all been there? Young and not really selfish, but made to feel selfish because other people need you? Would the world have been better if Geoge Bailey had left and gone on to see the world, become a professional, building skyscrapers et al.., would he have made the world a better place for that. NO! He stayed. He fought the system, he grew up and saw the world as it really was, we need more people like the unfulfilled? George Bailey!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:23:44 GMT
Molly Brown says:
Agreed. But, Spin, I am as cynical as you, well maybe I haven't given up on life as much as you have. Not until I die, I am not dead yet, not sure about you?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:34:28 GMT
Spin says:
Molly; "I am not dead yet, not sure about you"; an expression of the "dog eat dog" attitude I despise..

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:35:25 GMT
Molly Brown says:
Woof!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:45:41 GMT
Remember the square?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:51:07 GMT
Molly Brown says:
The square may be the root to the problem, but please expand. The Circle perhaps.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:52:42 GMT
...the eyebrows lost to the cowboy eh?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:56:55 GMT
Molly Brown says:
the cowboys are surrounding the Indians then? You are such a pratt Simon. You think by being surreal means being enigmatic, you really belive that less is more. In your case less is nothing really at all........

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:58:46 GMT
Molly...delightful words, thank you...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:01:46 GMT
Spin says:
Molly; And a happy xmas to you as well...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:05:06 GMT
Molly Brown says:
Is it a wonderful life after all then Simon? Delightful words, gratefully recieved? Personally, my wonderful life is to still have some sight left to type these words, the reason I left these boards a year ago. Having trouble typing words, but at least I can express myself despite sight problems, where is your inner sight Simon? Express yourself?????

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:07:08 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2013 18:28:40 GMT
Molly Brown says:
Happy Holidays Spin, I don't believe in religion, but sincerely, goodwill to you and your's, I hope you can all be happy! Signing out now until whenever over Xmas. HAPPY WHATEVER TO ALL AND SUNDRY!!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:32:50 GMT
Molly, the GOMS is thinking of you.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:36:06 GMT
ah the old square dance...touch hands... forward and back...genleman to the left laaaaadie to the right...you're such a traditionalist Gomsy.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:38:05 GMT
Oh yes.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:53:07 GMT
Reads like you've been watching: Their Greatest Moments Ever - the Den and Ange Christmas Special.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:53:58 GMT
Silly....silly...the Square....boots....tanks etc....

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:54:24 GMT
What image have you conjured up in your 'mind's eye'?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 18:57:44 GMT
Molly Brown says:
Hände hoch oder ich schieße!

Posted on 24 Dec 2013 18:59:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2013 19:00:34 GMT
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Initial post:  24 Dec 2013
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