For me Colin Firth IS Mark Darcy.
Originally Posted by Olympia
My husband and I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" last night. It's fun for my husband because he actually works at a savings and loan. It's not as homey as the one in the movie -- but the whole scene where George Bailey says "your money is in so-and-so's house!" is quite true. It's quite an old school institution -- it didn't do the subprime lending when that was trendy and they don't sell their paper so you actually know who to talk to regarding your mortgage.
The DVD came with some featurettes. One interesting tidbit was that the movie was actually not very successful when it was released, but when the copyright holders failed to renew the rights accidentally in the 1970s, that's when television stations started airing it and got the status it now has today.
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I love Christmas Story and the 24 hour marathon of it.
I love the George C. Scott's Christmas Carol.
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
Last night they had Sound of Music on ...love it...though not a Christmas story.
I love the way TV, video, and DVD have given so many movies a second life. I'm glad all the principal actors were still alive when things turned around, so they could bask in the affection that fans had for the film.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Tell Mr. P. it's great to hear about an institution like his. I know someone on another site whose mother worked for a credit union, and that's another good kind of savings institution. They stay "within the fold," so everyone knows who's involved.
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