In 1776, had the American revolutionaries tried the Barack Obama approach of "reaching out" in a spirit of "cooperation" with the Tories and the British Crown there never would have been a United States of America in the first place.
Instead of people just shaking their heads and sighing, "Well, what can I do?"... The answer is simple. Take a proactive step. The window of opportunity to send a comment of support to the E.P.A. is drawing to a close. August 4th to be exact.
With glitzier fare squeezing out this special old stand-by, is the new generation missing out on something special? I think so. In short, the film explores the fundamental, overarching importance of the ties that bind.
It's not enough to revere the best of our film heritage -- we must work to protect and preserve it. With that in mind, I've compiled a short list of public domain titles that I'd like to see brought back to their original glory.
As simply as the lines are drawn between good and bad in Capra's classic, so are they drawn in this election. It has become clear which of the movie's characters comes closest to being identified with McCain.