It's a Wonderful Life?
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It's A Wonderful Life (1946), originally made
for Liberty Films, is one of the most popular and heartwarming films
ever made by director Frank Capra. It was actually a box-office flop
at the time of its release, and only became the Christmas
movie classic in the 1970s due to repeated television showings at
Christmas-time when its copyright protection slipped and it fell
into the public domain. Frank Capra regarded this film as his own
personal favorite - it was also James Stewart's favorite of all his
It is actually a dark, bittersweet post-war tale of a
savings-and-loan manager who struggles against a greedy banker and
his own self-doubting nature in a small town. Earnest do-gooder
George Bailey (James Stewart) recognizes his life as wonderful and
truly rich, even in its humdrum and bleak nature, only after
suffering many hardships, mishaps and fateful trials (including
compromised dreams of youth to leave the town and seek fame and
fortune, other sacrifices, dismay, losses and the threat of
financial ruin, and suicide). He is given encouragement by a
whimsical, endearing, trainee-angel named Clarence (Henry Travers).
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It's a Wonderful Death?
There are those who say that we all have a right to life and other
others who say we also have a right to decide when we die.
Click on the Good Life/Good Death logo to visit the ERGO
(Euthanasia Research Guidance Organization)
Derek Humphry talks about the Right to Die.
“Suicide is not chosen;
when pain exceeds
resources for coping with pain.”
If you are
thinking of Suicide
Two touching stories about suicide attempt and recovery:
more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit
- J.K. Rowling
This quote was lifted from the signature of a member at the
Suicide Forums -
a support forum for people in crisis. I think it says it all.
Click here to visit the Forums
of suicide from around the globe.
'They Were Happy Because they
Knew They Were Going to Die' -
a film by Japanese director Shimuzu Hiroshi
A discussion about the Concepts of Suicide in Iranian film-maker
Abbas Kiarostami’s 'Taste of Cherry'
Click on the Chat the Planet logo to see video
clips of young people from different countries discuss the topic of
Culture of Suicide?