Tag Archives: It’s a Wonderful Life

Kind Hearts and Coronets

How do you make a film about a sociopath who murders his entire extended family and still get the audience to root for him?

Man with a Movie Camera

Once “too revolutionary”, Dziga Vertov’s avant-garde masterpiece is now felt in Man on Fire, Ratatouille and Inception.

A Matter of Life and Death

Francois Truffaut once claimed ‘cinema’ and ‘Britain’ were incompatible. Powell and Pressburger proved him wrong.

Freeze-Frame

Once considered avant-garde, freeze-frame is now common place in every genre. Here are some of landmark and innovative uses of the technique.

Money, Money, Money

All industries need profits to survive. So why do so many Hollywood films castigate wealth and capitalism?

It’s a Wonderful Life

Based on a short story that no one wanted to publish, It’s a Wonderful Life is a seasonal favorite that is also a surprisingly dark Christmas story.


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