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To become clear that it’s a Christmas movie but it involves you know God and and some some spirituality. There is , there are these like talking star constellations in the beginning that that you are .
Well , there’s a guardian angel Jordan. I know that there are 60 preempted some time for that anyway .
We look in the background , little bit a guy named Philip then Doren Stern wrote this in 1939 he couldn’t get it published. So we turned it into a Christmas card .
It’s somehow got into the hands of Cary Grant’s agent and our KO Pictures paid does a Christmas card I guess $10,000.
Christmas card Christmas card that this was a 2 hour and 10 minute movie if.
Well they take what they do is they sell the right for the Christmas card and they turn to the to the highly underpaid screenwriters who all need good editors and say turn this Christmas card into they did a good job country quick fact business guy know if it was just a picture will be probably , you know , is probably a story in there what what favorite scenes to see.
When we did the contrast between the town that would exist if George Bailey Warrenton at Potters bill. Yeah . And we , we got to see this whole alternate universe .
Oh Sheldon Leonard is the bar-keeper just cruel man is new says. I mean the difference between how everybody is nice in the original version . And then in the .
But I have to say , I mean they’re nicer in in Bedford Falls but Potters Phil looks more fun. Well I food live the museum nukes they’ve guy . They’ve got a piano player oil they have and he runs down the street and there are and strip clubs and pine shops and then adjust that seems like a more interesting place to be . The suit .
No balloons. Well , I think the most painful scenes where every time that George thinks he’s going to get a break and he’s gonna get her leave the family business and then some other thing happens like his brother gets to go to college . His brother gets married and so is gonna go work for the wife’s father he’s gonna go on his honeymoon . And then there’s a run on the bank .
Yeah. It’s very sad isn’t it . Any favorite lines .
This is a hard one. Scott , just because we have it , you only having seen it once . Yeah .
I think , I mean what about it. I bet you can finish the sentence everytime a bell rings .
An angel gets its wing. Yeah , I’ll go . It’s kind of has now open mouth , I think that was in the card .
Okay I I I wrote and I had long had to look at the , this is I think one of my favorite lines. Okay .
Just remember this , Mr. Potter. It’s hard . I’m sorry , you can’t do this without trying to do . Jimmy Stewart . Okay . Not just remember this Mr. Parker . There’s a rebel here talking about , they do most of the work in in pain and living and dying in this community well well . Is it too much . However , more could pay in live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath sell they need looking at it what he said . I thought it was pretty good .
On , but you know , watching this movie I assumed it was all kind of saccharine and maudlin and it’s really not.
It it sounds like you like this movie more than you thought you.
Yeah , there are a lot of ups and downs and the ending is is late Friday are saying it’s Morris surprising a nuance and you’d expect and Bernie.
But we do , you know , you know you do you not know that’s where come thanks as they had Rhodia influencing absolutely right , exactly. And they , and there’s a love scene actually right don’t yesterday . Remember in the rain . Yeah , I have a rather sweet .
Yeah , I had something you’re not expecting it in 1946 film , is it. Come to think of it , it’s wonderful talking to both of you .
The Lightning. You know what everyone there is a wonderful , wonderful life we all have here you know .
That’s very true NPR’s Natalie Winston Andrew Donna Hochman. Thanks so much . Oh , and if I may . Last week .
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Now if I told you that for about $60 you could own part of a castle in France not shunned is a gorgeous 13th century chateau about 200 miles southwest of Paris gorgeous but decrepit the council looks like something out of a fairy tale , but nature is gradually reclaiming it , not everybody wants a tree in their bathroom a French crowdsourcing platform called Tanya needs is working with an association to try to restore and protect French castles and they’ve made an appeal to the public. Help us save the chateau and will make you owners along with a few thousand other people who remained along is the CEO of dirt opinions . He joins us from Paris . Thanks so much for being with us . Thank you , Scott , for inventing the worse the Chateau look like right now .
Basically , it’s a car so you can see come from out of the wall. Disney movie are on a fairy tale book . It’s something incredible . I think this is a unique monument in the world . NL home today is try to to save us we have as many people as we could find .
I’ve I’ve I’ve got a big family on both sides of the Atlantic. How many bedrooms .
At the moment is no bedrooms stays much more trees and flowers in nature which took its borrow rights but US you have a few bedroom they think maybe 12 or 16 I don’t know exactly.
You have more than 10,000 owners right now don’t you. Yeah .
I think we have just reached a million dollar raising we have almost 100 different nationalities who has participated in the project and I think the much on the news. Now , a sign of the , of what people can do thanks to internet and theand and we gonna be maybe 15,000 corners in a in a few weeks now .
Well I should add on , but what if you know a thousand owners want a red carpet in the front hallway in 2000 of Amana blue carpet and 3,000 want bamboo flooring. What do you do .
We do what we do , that a democracy that in the majority will win. And this is the hail of the project . We want the car , so it will be a collective projects , we want to have everyone who has ideas for the car future and who want to help out . So with their hands with the company or whatever they can bring to the project to say to us and then we’re gonna ask the thousand corners what they hide should them the most . And then we will go for that . The democracy would win over I we think on this project democracy always when like to think we exactly and and and I think people are already can involved . You know we we we are having hundreds of calls every day any measures and he would say if you need me to . To help you with with the restoration . If you need hands if you need anything I can do many thing for all . So I think this is the great force of the product is , is not the money we we managed to collect . It’s much more of the people we managed to gather around us .
Reminded alarm was the CEO of their tenants. Thanks so much for being with us . Sir , thank you very much for inviting me and thank you also to hold the people who has made the project possible .
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