“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a terrifying story.
Here’s the thing about Pottersville that struck me when I was 15: It looks like much more fun than stultifying Bedford Falls — the women are hot, the music swings, and the fun times go on all night. ... the only entertainment in the real town, glimpsed on the marquee of the movie theater after George emerges from the alternate universe, is “The Bells of St. Mary’s.” Now that’s scary. ... Not only is Pottersville cooler and more fun than Bedford Falls, it also would have had a much, much stronger future. ... Pottersville, with its nightclubs and gambling halls, would almost certainly be in much better financial shape today. It might well be thriving.THE NYTIMES IS ACTUALLY ENDORSING POTTERSVILLE. SICK.
HERE'S ANOTHER THING - SOMETHING WHICH EXPOSES THE COLUMNISTS UTTER IGNORANCE AND POOR RESEARCH:
I checked my theory [THAT GEORGE COMMITTED A CRIME] with Frank J. Clark, the district attorney for Erie County upstate, where, as far as I can tell, the fictional Bedford Falls is set...WRONG. HERE'S PROOF:
- THERE'S A SIGN IN ONE OF THE STREET-SCENES OF BEDFORD FALLS WHICH HAS NAMES OF NEARBY TOWNS WITH THE DISTANCE IN MILEAGE. ONE OF THE TOWNS... CHAPPAQUA, ANOTHER IS KATONAH. BOTH IS THESE JUST HAPPENS TO BE NEAR... BEDFORD HILLS.
- AND ALL THREE OF THESE TOWNS ARE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NOT ERIE.
A COLUMN MEANT TO BERATE A MOVIE WHICH IS NOT ONLY ONE OF THE GREATEST MOVIES EVER MADE - BUT A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC, AND THEY DO THIS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
THE NYTIMES HAS NO SHAME.