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Fans of Jimmy "Aw, Shucks" Stewart.

The stutter, the everyman, the brilliant actor. If you're even a mild fan of the man or love catching IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE every Christmastime, join in. Discussions aren't just welcome, they're encouraged.

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Jimmy and the IMDb

Started by raymie Sep 25, 2010. 0 Replies

What is your Favorite western of Stewart's?

Started by M.T. Fisher. Last reply by Mary Hatch Feb 2, 2010. 13 Replies

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Comment by Mary Hatch on February 12, 2010 at 3:17pm
Those pictures are quite cute!

Has anyone seen Jimmy's 1950 film, Winchester '73? I just watched it for the first time yesterday and I thought it was wonderful. It's a great example of how Jimmy started getting casted into darker roles after WWII.
Comment by Kristine Sader on February 9, 2010 at 7:10pm
Thanks, sorry I didn't get around to posting the pic, but I had to return the book to the library. :( It was a great book though if anyone gets a chance to read it.
Comment by Kristine Sader on January 23, 2010 at 7:35pm
I can try to upload it, but if I am unable to do it, the book's name is Here We Go Again: My Life In Television, By Betty White and it is on page183. I will give it a try when I have a little time this week, unless someone else gets to it before me. :) It is a really nice picture of all of them.
Comment by Mary Hatch on January 23, 2010 at 3:17pm
I really have to check out his book of poems. I just finished reading Jim's biography ( the one by Gary Fishgall ) a few weeks ago and it was great. I knew it was coming, but I cried at the end when he passed.
Comment by Mary on January 23, 2010 at 1:08am
Thanks for sharing that with us Kristine.I've always liked that poem of J.S.'s about his dog.Also, being a dog lover really adds to it.
Comment by Kristine Sader on January 22, 2010 at 8:01pm
Just a side note: I am reading a Betty White biography, and she includes a photo of Mr. & Mrs. Stewart on her program Pet Set. In the photo is the dog Beau which will be familiar to any fan of Mr. Stewarts poetry, as he was imortalized in a very touching poem. It was nice to put a face with the dog in the poem.
Comment by Michael Joseph Pieper on January 3, 2010 at 9:36pm
Beautifully expressed Mary.
Comment by Mary Hatch on December 31, 2009 at 1:38pm
Right. I think George felt disappointed and considered himself to be a failure for not doing something important, like building those bridges and skyscrapers. Remember when he and Pa Bailey are eating their last meal together, and George said that he didn't want to spend the rest of his life "cooped up in a shabby little office"? His father wisely told him that they were doing something important in a small way--providing housing for those that needed it. And I think that at the end Clarence shows him that his life touched so many other lives, and that he wasn't a failure. I think it's great that a film that's been around for 60+ years still has a message that applies today. I sure hope that Stewart, Capra, Reed, and the rest of the cast and crew knew how many lives they touched with this film.
Comment by Michael Joseph Pieper on December 30, 2009 at 11:10pm
Well actually I always felt His Biggest Disappointment is That He did'nt get to become an Engineer and Build all Those Bridges, and Skyscrapers, and Dams. Thats a Pretty Big Dream to have crushed.
Comment by Robert Florczak on December 30, 2009 at 7:42pm
You actually make my point, Mary. Sam "goes off to college", and George eventually feels "trapped". Neither of these things point to his failure, per se, but to the fact that he never got away from Bedford Falls. Furthermore, George never indicates he's oblivious to his friends and family; he's well aware of them and loves them, but ultimately feels that they represent all that he will ever see of life and the world--and that's just a huge letdown.
 

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