The "It's a wonderful life" book

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Knopf, Oct 12, 1986 - Performing Arts - 365 pages
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Tells the entire story of the film's production and presents us with an extraordinary wealth of original material. More than 200 photos.

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Review: The It's a Wonderful Life Book

User Review  - Eileen - Goodreads

My father used to read through the script with me when I was a little girl. One of my fondest memories. He lost his copy so I just bought him a copy the other day. Read full review

Review: The It's a Wonderful Life Book

User Review  - Amatullah Richard - Goodreads

Delightful read for anyone who enjoys the movie. You get a glimpse of behind the scenes, the inspiration for the movie, fun facts, special effects, and the book includes the final script. This book made me appreciate the movie even more. Reading it was almost as fun as the movie. Read full review


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About the author (1986)

JEANINE BASINGER is the Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and Chair of the Film Department. She is the author of Silent Stars (Wesleyan, 2000), A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke To Women (Wesleyan, 1995) and numerous other books.

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