Episode 135 of The Movie Robcast is a deep dive into Frank Capra’s classic 1946 Christmas favourite, It’s a Wonderful Life, featuring a gallery of lovely guests!
01.28 – Introduction to It’s a Wonderful Life from Robs Daniel and Wallis
17.52 –Sarah Johnson describes why she loves the film, and discusses the film being investigated by the FBI, its time spent in the public domain, and what happened to it during the years of Trump’s presidency
26.58 –Adrian Zak talks about why he thinks It’s a Wonderful Life is the greatest Christmas film of all time, it’s emergence in the UK in the early 1990s as a Christmas favourite, plus, the unfortunate politics of James Stewart
34.49 – Lucy Buglass discusses her love for the film, how it still resonates to this day, and how progressive it was for the time in dealing with mental health issues and the loneliness of Christmas time
46.09 – Next we have Mark and Elaine Gregersen from The Honeymoon Period. Elaine describes seeing the movie for the first time on an early date with Mark, while Mark explains who the film’s true villain is. He goes onto explain why the best Christmas presents always come with caveats
59.00 – Tessa Scott joins us having watched It’s a Wonderful Life for the first time only hours earlier. She tells us her verdict, and her thoughts on Mary, played by the legendary Donna Reed
01.11.32 – Sarah Buddery and MJ Smith from the Let’s Jaws For a Minute podcast join us to round off the episode. One of them has some issues with It’s A Wonderful Life, while for the other it is one of their favourite movies. Rob Wallis also takes the opportunity to unleash his Jimmy Stewart impersonation once again
01.29.42 – The Robs outro the episode…
Thanks for listening to our various ramblings this year and have a very Merry Christmas!
Guests’ social media info:
Sarah Buddery – https://twitter.com/sarahbuddery
Details of Let’s Jaws for a Minute can be found here: https://twitter.com/jawsforaminute
Lucy Buglass – https://twitter.com/lucyjadebuglass
Information on Lucy’s podcast Tea-V-Time can be found here: https://twitter.com/TeaVTimePod
Elaine Gregersen – https://twitter.com/alawuntoherself
Mark Gregersen – https://twitter.com/mark_greg
Details of The Honeymoon Period podcast: https://twitter.com/thehoneymoonpod
Sarah Johnson – https://twitter.com/StrappingLass
MJ Smith – https://twitter.com/MJSmith891
Details of MJ’s podcast that isn’t Let’s Jaws for a Minute: http://thatreelperspective.blogspot.com/
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