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The Greatest Gift

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Few films have become a part of the fabric of American life as much as Frank Capra's classic It's a Wonderful Life Every Christmas Americans reopen their hearts to Jimmy Stewart and his journey through Bedford Falls Yet few of us know that the movie was based on The Greatest Gift a short story by Philip Van Doren Ster 4 stars for this 1943 short story and an extra half star for its having inspired one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time It's a Wonderful Life the great movie directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart Other men are leading exciting lives but I – well I’m just a small town bank clerk I never did anything really useful or interesting and it looks as if I never will I might just as well be dead Sometimes I wish I were In fact I wish I’d never been born” George Pratt is staring into the dark waters of the river on Christmas Eve depressed about his failure of a life when he's met by an older man who mysteriously grants his wish The man sends George off with a sales bag full of brushes like the old Fuller Brush door to door salesmen to see what his town and family are like now that George has never been bornIf you're familiar with the movie it's kind of a bare bones version of that but a lot of the story and the heart and spirit of it are here in this 75 year old story It's worth reading Free online here at TorcomMerry Christmas to allBonus materialPer TorcomWhen he found himself unable to find a publisher for his story author Philip Van Doren Stern printed up copies of the “The Greatest Gift” and gave them out as Christmas cards in 1943 Eventually the story came to the attention of director Frank Capra who explained later “It was the story I had been looking for all my life A good man ambitious But so busy helping others life seems to pass him byThrough the eyes of a guardian angel he sees the world as it would have been had he not been bornThe movie It's a Wonderful Life was initially not a success despite its star and director It was uickly forgotten so much so that the movie’s copyright wasn’t renewed in the 70s under the old copyright laws renewal was reuired after 28 years so it was considered to be in the public domain for many years That led to its being shown on TV so often because FREE that this all but forgotten movie became extremely popular When that happened the movie’s studio owner started enforcing the copyright of the movie’s music and the underlying story this story here which the studio bought the copyright for So basically they back doored the copyright protection Here’s an article on it Jolted Awake its having Iron Garland (Harbinger Book 3) inspired one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time It's a Wonderful Life the great movie directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart Other men are leading exciting lives but I – well I’m just a small town bank clerk I never did anything really useful or The Ritual interesting and A Perfect Day for Bananafish it looks as Bloodsworn if I never will I might just as well be dead Sometimes I wish I were In fact I wish I’d never been born” George Pratt Scene from Hadens POV (Falling Under, is staring Seven Shades of You (Twin Hearts, into the dark waters of the river on Christmas Eve depressed about his failure of a life when he's met by an older man who mysteriously grants his wish The man sends George off with a sales bag full of brushes like the old Fuller Brush door to door salesmen to see what his town and family are like now that George has never been bornIf you're familiar with the movie The First King Adventures Volume 2 it's kind of a bare bones version of that but a lot of the story and the heart and spirit of Perfect Knowledge it are here Against Nature? 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N privately printed as a Christmas card to the author's friends in 1943 This deluxe edition of The Greatest Gift marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of It's a Wonderful Life Delighted readers will immediately recognize George Bailey from the movie together with the guardian angel the snowy scene on the bridg 45★I read this here Just be aware that there are a lot of typos in this editionAlso I must be one of the few in the English speaking world who hasn't seen It's a Wonderful Life Maybe if we still had Sky TVThis was such a sweet heartwarming story with a moral of counting your blessings It appears at first read to be uite a simple tale but it takes uite a few turns before ending up in a really good placeI may never have seen the movie but I'm sure I'll reread this story again again

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E and Bedford Falls and will identify with George's realization that life is a gift and every individual indispensable Specially commissioned artwork illustrates scenes from The Greatest Gift and an afterword by the author's daughter Marguerite Stern Robinson reveals how this enchanting story inspired the beloved movi The basis of the Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life The story was published in a magazine and is too short for the character development and world building that the movie is so good at and the supernatural element is much pronounced and better explained in the movie The story is still well worth your time and barely takes any to read

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