'It's A Wonderful Life'
And 'Tom Sawyer'
I was watching the Frank Capra classic (as I am wont to do around
this time of year) and I noticed an irony that somehow escaped me the many
times I had watched this movie before....
The angel Clarence Oddbody, at least twice during the film makes reference to a book he's reading.... Mark Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Were the writers simply ignorant of Mark Twain's views on religion or were they trying to deliver a hidden message?
From: "Positive Atheism" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: It's a wonderful life...
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 12:10 PM
I have never seen the film.
One question comes to mind: Is is the film de facto religious, intent upon evangelizing or spreading the "Gospel"? or could the film be essentially humanistic, yet set within a supernatural motif?
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