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The Past

Story of a Film:
It’s a Wonderful Life

An iconic film classic, an evergreen of American Christmas holidays and a sad career ending for the director whose worldview comforted Americans during the hard times of the economic crisis. Frank Capra had always encouraged his audience. He’d kept telling them that even the smallest child could change the world and fight the institutionalised evil. And he’d kept receiving Oscars for his movies. But the Second World War changed everything and Capra’s most beloved film fell into disfavour. And that’s just the beginning of the story.