The Greatest Gift [Philip Van Doren Stern] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The short story that inspired the movie It’s a Wonderful Life is. : The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale (): Philip Van Doren Stern: Books. 6 Nov But few of those fans know that Capra’s film was based on a short story by Philip Van Doren Stern, which came to Stern in a dream one night.

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One person who would be effected by my absence would be my boyfriend Sam. The lesson that George seems to be learning is his importance, his purpose. Why did all of them sound the same? Favorite Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.

It’s a Wonderful Life: George returns home and finds everything restored to normal. Unable at first to find a publisher for his evocative tale about a man named George Pratt who ponders suicide until he receives an opportunity to see what the world would be like without him, Stern ultimately published the story in a small pamphlet and sent it out as his Christmas card.

But more than that, there are consequences that happen through a series of actions by a series of people. George Bailey Mary Hatch Mr. One of those copies ended up in the hands of Frank Capra, and the rest is history.

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The writer wrote this story based on everyday characters of today’s society. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Real Bedford Falls. It is fascinating to read about how this story was born and how it made it to the big screen.

We may go through some seriously tough times now and then, but as Capra himself said once in an interview shortly before giift passing, “It really IS dpren wonderful life He tried to sell it for publication, but it seemed at the time no magazine or newspaper offices had any interest in buying it.

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Something else I liked about this version is that it includes a commentary from Stern’s phili. Both this book and the movie are amazing!! Prequel to the Christmastime Series. I want to live again. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.