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Hi and Lois: Sunday Best
Hi and Lois: Sunday Best
by Brian Walker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.98

5.0 out of 5 stars The life of Hi and Lois, 3 Mar. 2010
Hi and Lois is one of my favorite comic strips that focuses on family. This story is about Flagstons, Hi and Lois and their four children; Chip, Ditto & Dot (twins), and baby Trixie. This comic strip portrays many fun activities such as family walks in the woods, picnic, skiing in winter, camping, father - son talks about issues related young adults, celebration of father's day, celebration of mother's day, etc. This is also one of the few strips that gives some prominence to the thoughts of little Trixie that touches readers through her beliefs on sunbeam, her brothers and sister and the immediate environment.

In one sketch, during a skiing trip, Flagstons (who always go with their four children) get lost on skiing slope. In another strip, Ditto's Mud Hen's baseball team loses, and get depressed but the whole atmosphere changes when Lois bring food for the losers! In another sketch, the father and son Chip go for a walk in the woods, Hi asks his son where does he wants to go to school, Chip cheerfully admits that he likes a "party school" so that he can have all the fun before he starts working like his dad. On father's day, Lois gives $150 to her kids to treat their dad; Hi makes good use of his day, by playing around of golf, a visit to burger place, then bowling, followed by a visit to the ice cream place. Lois gets annoyed when she finds out how expensive it is to entertain her husband. In a recent sketch on the same subject, Hi goes to play golf with his buddy Thurston, in the morning, with Lois's approval, and eats his breakfast in the evening on his bed. The bewildered kids ask why he is eating his breakfast so late, she replies, it is the father's day.

Over the years the sketches about family picnics, ski trips, mother's day, father's day, father-son talks have not changed much but the Flagstons are a delightful bunch and they make great neighbors

1. The Best of Hi and Lois
2. I Gave at the Office (A Sally Forth Collection)


I Gave at the Office (A Sally Forth Collection)
I Gave at the Office (A Sally Forth Collection)
by Greg Howard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.94

4.0 out of 5 stars The Life of Sally Forth, 25 Feb. 2010
Sally Forth is one of the very few comic strips that clearly depict the life of a professional woman who plays the roles of a mother, a wife, and boss to a few of her staff in an office. Her portrayal as a mother and wife is balanced, sensitive and humorous. This book is of 1994 edition and you expect to see Sally Forth in its early years when she was a secretary and her daughter Hilary was about 10 years old. The current newspaper strips have some new characters and a grown up Hilary with her own school friend named Fay.

This book of cartoons is predominantly focused on two people, Sally and her husband Ted with a few appearances by her daughter Hilary. Hence, reading this book is somewhat boring compared to the current strips where greater variety of topics is discussed in different scenarios. Although Hilary is young in this book she is matured for her age to make intelligent conversation with her parents. In one sketch she sarcastically asks her father how he felt about his wife having a business luncheon with "Indiana Jones" implying she went out with a cute guy; would it make him jealous? In another episode, Hilary scratches her knee after falling on a side walk and then suggests to her parents that she would like to sue the owner of the house responsible for keeping the side walk safe. The interaction between Sally and her boss Ralph, who is a "pig" in a woman's vocabulary, is a constant source of annoyance to Sally, but she has a way to square off with wit and charm. She also constantly worries if she is a good mother for only daughter, which make her caring and being responsible. The Ted - Sally interaction is romantic, caring and sometimes humorous. The chemistry between them is good; it is almost perfect.

The comic strips are in black and white and it doesn't feel the same way as reading current colored cartoon strips. Many strips in this book are specially written for the book as the length of many strips is larger than a typical Sunday Sally Forth comic strip.

1. Here Comes the Sun: A Hi and Lois Collection


The People v. Bush: One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters Along the
The People v. Bush: One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters Along the
by Charlotte Dennett
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The dreams of a failed liberal, 25 Feb. 2010
When founders of this country wrote constitution, they did not expect even in their wildest dreams that the long arms of the law could be stretched so far to prosecute the President of the United Sates who is trying to protect this nation under threat by Islamic terrorists. There are many liberals in the media, academics and politics who have a made a career by campaigning for prosecuting President Bush who was making very difficult decisions to deal with a new breed of enemies who use terrorism to fight a war, all in the name of their religious duties and responsibility. The author forgets the tragic events of 9/11 and the killings of thousands innocent civilians. Scores of terrorist actions have been attempted since 9/11, in this country and elsewhere against U.S citizens. What would the President do to stop this? This is not a traditional war between two responsible countries. No president has ever fought a war like this, and no president has dealt with an enemy who profess holy war, jihad, revenge, retaliation and intolerance to other faiths, beliefs and cultures to achieve his goals.

Many prisoners taken in Afghanistan and Pakistan are enemy combatants and they should be treated as such. They must be tried according to military justice. No foreign national who has set foot in this country is given access to U.S. courts, but an Islamic terrorist who tries to kill an American soldier on a foreign soil will get a shot at this. This is a twisted logic and wrong application of the law as Justice Scalia correctly observed that the constitution does not permit an enemy combatant, from a foreign soil, to access civil and criminal justice of this country. The author is more concerned about Miranda rights not being read or no proper legal representation existed when these enemies were questioned. In the case of American Taliban John Walker Lindh the author describes the efforts of department of justice (DOJ) attorney Jesselyn Radack to correct the errors in Lindh's interrogation by FBI. Both of them express a great deal of concern about his rights being violated but neither of them investigated or discussed the case of another American Al Qaeda terrorist, Jose Padilla, the so called "dirty bomber." The author claims that the government made deals with Lindh to protect FBI and DOJ. Actually he got a slap on the wrist for his actions. Any American citizen fighting with Islamic terrorists on a foreign soil against American forces is an enemy combatant and he must be tried in a military court. Mayor Giuliani suggested that he be tried by military and seek death penalty, in fact that is what Lindh deserved.

Constitutional rights is being misinterpreted and misunderstood by both conservatives and liberals. The writers of the constitution did not imagine that the laws will hold the president of this country criminally liable for his actions during a war. President Bush performed brilliantly under a great deal of pressure during a very difficult period. It is an outrage to suggest that he be held responsible for alleged legal violations.

1. Understanding Islamic Terrorism: The Islamic Doctrine of War
2. Defeating Islamic Terrorism: The Wahhabi Factor


Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American Spirit
Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American Spirit
by Fred Thompson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheers, 3 Feb. 2010
This book is a collection of about 50 recipes that showcase the unique flavor of bourbon and Tennessee whiskey. The author prepares the user well with a little bit of history, traditions, and a wealth of information for traditional consumers, newcomers and connoisseurs.

The recipes are described in six chapters including one chapter on "edible bourbon" where bourbon is used in the preparation of a dessert. In the "classics" chapter, the author describes the recipes for several drinks, and I found Manhattan, Cajun Comfort, and Bourbon Russian was interesting. Dry Manhattan with Jack Daniels was great; I used a dash of orange juice instead of cherry juice. The Cajun Comfort with hot sauce goes very well with Jambalaya. I used the Cheesecake factory recipe for the shrimp-chicken Jambalaya, and this drink was awesome. Bourbon Russian with cream, chocolate shavings is great to finish off a five course meal.

In the "piping hot and icy" section the recipe for "bourbon coffee" makes a great drink; the flavor of this drink is affected by the quality and quantity of the coffee you use. I recommend freshly ground coffee you normally use for your coffee. The "Tea and bourbon highball" is another drink that can be prepared in large quantity for a group. In the "edible bourbon" section, the author has two excellent recipes for "Fred's bourbon balls" and the "Horse Race Pie." Both are delicious, I recommend using one large egg (instead of two) and increasing the bourbon to six tablespoons (instead of three) for the Horse race pie.

1. The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book
2. Whisky and Bourbon Cocktails


Dukes of Hazzard
Dukes of Hazzard
by David Hofstede
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.69

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dukes of Hazzard from a historical perspective, 3 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Dukes of Hazzard (Paperback)
For many of us during 1970s and early 1980s, the highlight of the week was to watch this TV show on CBS. Like most fans, I enjoyed every second of this show and we owe this tremendous opportunity to a group of talented show creators on television, and crew and cast who did their jobs wonderfully. In this book the author narrates the story from a historical perspective. The book may be broadly classified into two sections; one, the history of making this show and the way the actors were casted, and second section describes the episodes (storylines) aired over seven seasons.

In the first section we get an opportunity to read the work of all the actors prior to this TV experience and how they reacted to becoming a part of the show. John Schneider, in 1970s and 1980s came on several talk-shows and described his experience on the set. Many fans are aware that he is from New York, but certain tricks pulled during the audition (cow boy hat, pick-up truck borrowed from a friend, chewing tobacco, etc.) helped him to pass himself as a southerner. The creator's thought that he is great for the role of Bo Duke. Tom Wopat who had experience in country music brought his guitar for the audition and the two actors became good friends since then. The Another piece of history is the well publicized quarrel between John and Tom with show producers since they did not share the large volume of revenue (from selling various products related to the show and other paraphernalia) with the two actors as they had originally contracted with them. But they were not alone, at various stages, Sonny Shroyer (Enos) Ben Jones (Cooter), James Best (Sheriff Roscoe Coltrane) and Sorrell Booke (Boss Hogg) had to walk out of the set for various reasons and they were brought back. The show had some turbulence but at the end it worked out greatly for the fans.

Another piece of history that is interesting to me is that the show was first shot on location in Covington, Georgia, and later at the end of first season the show was moved to California, and they were shot on location in Sherwood, and Valencia (near Santa Clarita), California. Much has changed since then, these locations where the great car chases of the show were shot are no longer there because of significant real estate developments.

There are many episodes that are my personal favorites which include "Swamp Molly,"
"Miss Tri-Counties," My son, Bo Hogg, The Law and Jessie Duke, The Hazzardville Horror," "The Great Santa Clause Chase" (incidentally this is the only Christmas episode of this show), "Dear Diary, "The Big Heist" and many other episodes. The author discusses each episode in some detail and provides information about guest actors and actresses of each episode, with additional notes and interesting trivia. I think this is a treasure; although some information about the show is also available on internet.

1. The Dukes Of Hazzard - Series 1-7 - Complete [DVD]


Einstein's Essays in Science
Einstein's Essays in Science
by Albert Einstein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Albert Einstein in his own words, 2 Feb. 2010
Albert Einstein is one of the greatest physicists mankind has ever seen, and he is also one the modest persons that ever lived. The papers and speeches published for the first time in this short volume is comprehensible to few people who are familiar with his work. They deal in part with laws of classical of physics, physical reality, concept of luminiferous ether, and evolution of relativistic & quantum physics. Most essays in this book are brief and summary of his philosophical ideas. Hence readers not familiar with basic laws of physics could be distracted by its conciseness, and inadequate translation from German to English. Nevertheless the wisdom of this genius may be understood though his thoughts.

There are 16 essays in this short book, which include an address on the occasion of Max Planck's 60th birthday at the physical society in Berlin, Inaugural address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1914; James Clerk Maxwell's influence in the understanding physical reality, Beer's law, Flettner Ship, Johannes Kepler, Niels Bohr, and an address at the Columbia University, New York.

One of the interesting pieces I found in this book was the view of this genius on luminous ether. "According to the general theory of relativity space is endowed with physical qualities; in this sense, therefore the ether exists. In accordance with general theory of relativity space without ether is inconceivable." He goes on to state that the "ether must not be thought of as endowed with the properties characteristics of ponderable media ..." Other interesting ideas include how physicists helped to understand physical reality, and the historical development of special theory of relativity. This book is highly recommended to everyone interested in fundamental laws of physics, and the life of Albert Einstein.

1. Einstein: His Life and Universe
2. The World as I See it
3. Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children


From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
by Sean Carroll
Edition: Hardcover

29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The physical reality of time, 28 Jan. 2010
The behavior of matter (or energy) in space and time is described by the laws of physics, but the puzzling thing about physical reality is that space and time behave differently. Space is the same in all directions and it never changes, but time has preferred direction; past to future and the cause-effect relationship runs parallel to this. There is no such thing as special place (space) in the universe but there is a special time. This is a mystery because physical laws governing the fundamental particles are mostly time-symmetric (it can function thermodynamically or anti-thermodynamically), but the time-asymmetry observed in many macromolecular processes is thermodynamic and it has an arrow of time. Examples include, a glass bottle breaking into pieces or hot water becoming cold are attributed to the second law of thermodynamics which seem to set this arrow of time. Thus the physical reality is not only governed by laws of quantum physics and relativity, but also by the second law of thermodynamics which requires that the entropy (a measure of disorderliness) of a closed system, such as this universe, increase with time. This implies that the past has more order than future, hence the state of orderliness was probably the highest (or the entropy was the lowest) at the origin of the universe (big bang). The problem of justifying this arrow is not so much showing that the entropy of isolated systems increased, but explaining why there was low entropy in the past. While inflationary theory proposed by Alan Guth explains many key features of the early universe but it doesn't explain low entropy.

In this book, the author looks for clues in several areas such as, properties of black hole; information-loss paradox and Hawking radiation, string theory, inflationary epoch, multiverse cosmology and baby universes. He argues that a classical de Sitter background (mother space-time where vacuum energy is positive) does not fluctuate, but the space would be expanding and quantum fields will be fluctuating in a classical fashion. But if quantum gravity is taken into consideration then de Sitter space is itself susceptible to quantum fluctuations and this result in not only stretching and bending of spacetime as required by general relativity but also they could splice into multiple pieces. These pieces first appear as bubbles of spacetime, and then they grow and splice off to form baby universes. The baby universe created in a background de Sitter space is inclined both towards its past and to the future, but each baby universe starts in a dense low entropy state and exhibits a local arrow of time as it expands and cools. The baby universes born in the past have an arrow of time pointing in the opposite direction to those in the future, but for each universe, the time is directed towards increasing entropy and the multiverse manifests overall time symmetry. The author's hypothesis sharply contrasts the idea that big bang represents the boundary to space and time, and it dispels the notion that space and time were created at this time. He distances himself from other physicists like Larry Schulman who suggests that the universe switched to a highly ordered state at about 380,000 years when the universe became transparent to light (1, 2). The essential features of thermodynamics in the arrow of time are discussed by others which include mathematical physicist Roger Penrose (3), physicists Robert Wald (4), and Larry Schulman (5).

This is an excellent review of the concept of time in terms of physics, cosmology and philosophy. You need to have basic knowledge of physics to understand and appreciate the core ideas of the author. Chapters 12-15 are most interesting and the author discusses certain aspects of cosmology and black holes that are not relevant to physics of time but his discussions are well presented and it is very interesting to read. The main hypothesis of the author, about the arrow of time presented in chapter 15 is largely speculative and it is unlikely that physicists are convinced with his argument, however the debate will continue.


The Inflationary Universe: Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins
The Inflationary Universe: Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins
by Guth
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The triumphs of discovering the Comic Inflationary Theory, 12 Jan. 2010
Alan Guth is one of the outstanding physicists of our times, and it feels great to read this book written about his own discovery. The author reveals one of the deepest secrets about our universe called cosmic inflation. The book documents the drama in his life as a physicist, and his struggle to make a decision about working in the area of monopoles, when he has doubts about his own strength in the field. Being cautious about his calculations and conclusions, feeling low when discouraged, and sometimes ridiculed by his superiors, yet at the same time feeling triumphant when his peers find his work outstanding. The author describes his experience beautifully.

A brief summary of this book is as follows: A natural consequence of the properties of Grand Unified Theories (GUT) is that the universe at a very young age may have gone through a very rapid expansion in a very short time and then returned to a more leisurely rate of growth dictated by the standard big bang theory. Hubble's constant illustrate that the universe is undergoing homogeneous expansion. The first turning event for the author is when physicist Bob Dicke proposed that the value of omega (the ratio of actual mass density to critical mass density) at one second after the big bang was between 0.999999999999999 and 1.000000000000001. If the value was less than this then the universe would have expanded forever and galaxies would never had time to form; on the other hand if the value was slightly more than this, then the universe would have collapsed sooner before it had any chance to grow to this big. This ratio was expected to be very close to one, this is called flatness problem: The big bang theory has no explanation for this ratio. According to general relativity, the mass density of the universe not only slows the cosmic expansion, but it also causes the universe to curve. If the mass density is higher than the critical density; then space curves back on itself forming a spatially closed universe. In such a universe, the sum of the angles a triangle is more than 180°. If the mass density is less than the critical density, then the space is curved in the opposite sense, and the sum of the angles of a triangle would be less than 180°. If the mass density is equal to the critical density, the space is known to be flat, which means that an ordinary Euclidean geometry is valid (the sum of the angles in a triangle is 180°.) The observed universe is remarkably balanced to stay flat!

The second turning point for the author is when physicist Steven Weinberg accounted for the large asymmetry between the baryons (matter) and anti-baryons (antimatter). Since in the early universe protons and neutrons did not exist, but only quarks existed. His calculations showed that for every 300 million quarks there was equal number of anti-quarks less one. At 10exp(-6) seconds after big bang, all matter was annihilated by anti-matter, and the residual matter resulted in the present abundance of matter, but he did not offer an explanation what caused this matter-antimatter inequality. The third problem that needed an explanation is that the big bang theory of Friedman, Lemaitre, Hubble, and others describes the universe as a giant refrigerator cooling and expanding forever, and the remnants of this bang still exists today as an afterglow of 2.7K background microwave radiation. The large scale uniformity of the observed universe is clearly reflected in this, which is known to have been released after 300,000 years of the big bang (before this time the universe was too foggy (dense) for the glow to appear). It has the same temperature in all directions with a remarkable accuracy. Simple calculations show that at this time of the universe, the opposite side of the universe would be separated by a distance 100 horizon distances (90 billion light years), and since light can not travel more than one horizon distance due to specail relativity, it needed an explanation. This is referred to as the horizon problem.

Prior to 10exp(-37) seconds after the big bang, the radius of the universe was only 10exp(-52) meters. At this time GUT predicts that the super-hot matter would have undergone phase transition (sudden change in the behavior of the matter) and the universe went through a tremendous exponential expansion called inflation to spectacular size of 10exp(23) times the size of visible universe. The inflation is driven by the physics of GUT, a patch of false vacuum, volume 10exp(-26) cubic centimeters and a mass of 10exp(-32) solar masses (about 25 grams); this corresponds to a density of (10exp(80) per cubic centimeter; lead to inflation and thus the universe evolves out of nothing at all. The author calls this an ultimate free lunch.

The mechanism of inflation involves false vacuum, which is a peculiar form of matter that existed in the form of fields. This is meta-stable and has negative pressure which creates repulsive gravitational fields that can drive the universe into a period of exponential expansion. After more than 100 doubling time, the inflation stops by forming bubbles. The later theories propose that inflation continues as the fields roll gently towards a minimum energy value, and a single bubble becomes large enough to encompass the entire observed universe. This is called graceful exit problem because end inflation preserves the uniformity. This also solves the horizon problem, the flatness problem and also generates density perturbations that would later become the seeds for galaxy formation. As long as the exponential expansion continues long enough; the value of omega reaches one with great accuracy. As inflation proceeds, the matter that was present at the beginning would be diluted to irrelevance, while space becomes filled with the exquisitely uniform mass density of the false vacuum.

1. The Inflationary Universe: Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins
2. The Infinite Cosmos: Questions from the frontiers of cosmology
3. Particle Physics and Cosmology


The Shop Around the Corner [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
The Shop Around the Corner [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful love story set around Christmas time, 8 Jan. 2010
There is long list of movies to watch around Christmas time. Everyone knows true classics such as; it's a wonderful life, Scrooge, Christmas carol, Miracle on 34th street, and many others. There are some movies not usually mentioned but must be called a Christmas classics, and this particular movie definitely makes that list. This is a beautiful love story set around Christmas time starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan.

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullivan) offer brilliant performances as two pen-pals who are in love but don't know that they are pen pals, in spite of the fact the two work in the same gift shop. The setting is simply great and very family oriented. This movie is set in Yuletide spirit with bells ringing, Christmas carols in the background, Christmas wreaths decorating the walls, homes, shops and buildings, and streets and neighborhoods covered with fresh snow. This movie was superbly directed by Ernst Lubitsch who made other classics such as; Angel (starring Marlene Dietrich), Ninotchka, and Heaven can wait (1943 version). Frank Morgan as Hugo Matuschek, the store owner has provided a splendid supporting role as store owner and very sensitive manager who respects the opinion of his employees and run the place a like a well knit family. Other workers include, the snippy errand boy, Pepi Katona (William Tracy), the caring and mild-mannered clerk, Pirovitch (Felix Bresssart), philandering Ferencz Vadas (Joseph Schildrakraut), and clerks Ilona (Sara Haden) and Flora.

Hugo Matuschek learns that his wife is having an affair and through a detective agency finds out that a store worker is the culprit. Thinking that Alfred is the guilty man he fires him. Later, when Hugo Matuschek learns that his wife is actually having an affair with Vadas, he despairs and tries to end his life, but is saved by Pepi Katona. Finally Alfred is re-hired as a store manager who fires Vadas, and rallies the store employees to make the biggest sale on Christmas Eve. Hugo Matuschek returns to a happy reunion and at last, the feuding Alfred and Klara become friends and she confides her love for him and he finally reveals himself as her secret lover. There is a fair amount of "Frank Capra dynamics" in the movie, at times it is very touching and the spirit of Christmas as envisioned by Charles Dickens flows through the mind and hearts of store workers, especially Alfred and Klara.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful love story set around Christmas time, 8 Jan. 2010
There is long list of movies to watch around Christmas time. Everyone knows true classics such as; it's a wonderful life, Scrooge, Christmas carol, Miracle on 34th street, and many others. There are some movies not usually mentioned but must be called a Christmas classics, and this particular movie definitely makes that list. This is a beautiful love story set around Christmas time starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan.

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullivan) offer brilliant performances as two pen-pals who are in love but don't know that they are pen pals, in spite of the fact the two work in the same gift shop. The setting is simply great and very family oriented. This movie is set in Yuletide spirit with bells ringing, Christmas carols in the background, Christmas wreaths decorating the walls, homes, shops and buildings, and streets and neighborhoods covered with fresh snow. This movie was superbly directed by Ernst Lubitsch who made other classics such as; Angel (starring Marlene Dietrich), Ninotchka, and Heaven can wait (1943 version). Frank Morgan as Hugo Matuschek, the store owner has provided a splendid supporting role as store owner and very sensitive manager who respects the opinion of his employees and run the place a like a well knit family. Other workers include, the snippy errand boy, Pepi Katona (William Tracy), the caring and mild-mannered clerk, Pirovitch (Felix Bresssart), philandering Ferencz Vadas (Joseph Schildrakraut), and clerks Ilona (Sara Haden) and Flora.

Hugo Matuschek learns that his wife is having an affair and through a detective agency finds out that a store worker is the culprit. Thinking that Alfred is the guilty man he fires him. Later, when Hugo Matuschek learns that his wife is actually having an affair with Vadas, he despairs and tries to end his life, but is saved by Pepi Katona. Finally Alfred is re-hired as a store manager who fires Vadas, and rallies the store employees to make the biggest sale on Christmas Eve. Hugo Matuschek returns to a happy reunion and at last, the feuding Alfred and Klara become friends and she confides her love for him and he finally reveals himself as her secret lover. There is a fair amount of "Frank Capra dynamics" in the movie, at times it is very touching and the spirit of Christmas as envisioned by Charles Dickens flows through the mind and hearts of store workers, especially Alfred and Klara.

1. It's A Wonderful Life (Colourised) [DVD] [1946]
2. Scrooge (1935) [DVD] (Digitally remastered in colour)
3. Scrooge [DVD] [1951]
4. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET [DVD]
5. Angel [DVD] [1937]
6. Ninotchka [1939]
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