Friday, December 19, 2008

George Bailey explains bank runs

Within the past two weeks the New York Times has had two reviews (here and here, where you click on the AO Scott video) of it's A Wonderful Life. They point out the real reason to movie is great--it is an extraordinarily dark and in some ways tragic film.

Beyond that, this scene does a great job of explaining financial disintermediation. It is fun to use in class.

5 comments:

Uncle Billy said...

This is a pickle, Richard. This *is* a pickle.

Lance said...

"Your money's not here! The money's in Joe's house!"

Lot of great quotes in that little slice of film.

Thanks for reminding me what a great movie that was.

Uncle Billy Snorts said...

Btw what has the times writer got against Uncle Billy? Moron? Idiot? Simpleton, ok, but...

Anonymous said...

^^Thanks!!

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