Tuesday December 23, 2014

It's a Wonderful Quote - I

“When [director Frank Capra] pitched Itís a Wonderful Life to Jimmy Stewart, he told the story so poorly that the actorís agent, Lew Wasserman, sat in the office 'dying' until Capra finally spluttered, 'This story doesnít tell very well, does it?' 'Frank,' Stewart replied, 'if you want to do a movie about me committing suicide, with an angel with no wings named Clarence, Iím your boy.'

-- from Mark Harris'ďFive Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.Ē†”It's a Wonderful Life“ was the first movie Capra directed after spending years directing the ”Why We Fight" series for the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II.†

Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart on the set of "It's a Wonderful Life"

Capra and Stewart.

Posted at 12:51 PM on Tuesday December 23, 2014 in category Books  
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