Monday, December 11, 2006

Frank Capra’s Christian Vision

You are almost certainly going to see the movie It’s A Wonderful Life this Christmas season.

So from Christianity Today, here is an essay on the vision of Frank Capra, the director of that film and of several more American classics.

The whole essay is worth reading, but if we had to summarize a bit, we would quote the following passage:
Capra was acutely aware of the inherent worth and dignity of each man and woman, as bearers of the divine image. As he later wrote: “Be he saint or sinner, rich or poor, black or white, coward or hero … be he lame, halt or blind … each (man) is a piece of his Maker.” This belief suffused all his films.


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