It's a Wonderful Life - Enduring Against Discontentment
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Melvin and Stephen discuss not just one of Stephen's favorite movies but his absolute favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life!
- (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 27-minutes celebrating the holiday season, from busy shopping to exciting gift giving, and everything in between (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)
- Summarizing It's a Wonderful Life because most summaries just summarize the last 20-minutes of the movie.
- Melvin, "[It's a Wonderful Life is] a very good depiction of a conflicted man."
- It's a Wonderful Life is Stephen's favorite movie, period. When he first watched it, he felt it depicted God in a way that he yearned for in film.
- Melvin ponders how we transform movies into something more when we recognize they're our favorites.
- What Melvin enjoyed about the movie was how it depicted the unique positives to community cohesiveness, including how that social construct is developed often through one man's kindness.
- A brief meditation on how It's a Wonderful Life has been misrepresentative of Christianity and God, including the cultural, spiritual belief that people have specific guardian angels.
- Discussing what we think keeps this movie in the public conscience. Stephen thinks it's the film's benevolence. Melvin thinks it's the depiction of a conflicted everyman.
- It's a Wonderful Life is very grounded, and the addition of the fantastical is almost a wish-fulfillment version of very realistic wants we often have in real life.
- In It's a Wonderful Life there's an evil man who enjoys being evil and a conflicted man who sees it costs something to do good.
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