This week we will be analyzing the screenplay for the 1946 movie It’s A Wonderful Life, screenplay Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and Frank Capra, story by Philip Van Doren Stern. The movie was nominated for 5 Academy Awards.
You may download a copy of the script here.
Today we discuss the script’s dialogue. Lots of memorable lines in this script. What are your favorites?
There are tons of homages to It’s A Wonderful Life. Here is a fun one called “Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life” written and directed by Peter Capaldi, and starring the brilliant Richard E. Grant:
For Part 1, a general discussion of the script, go here.
For Part 2 on structure, go here.
For Part 3 on characters, go here.
For Part 4 on themes, go here.
For all of the other screenplays and commentary in the GITS Script Reading & Analysis series, go here.
NOTE: THE USE OF THESE SCREENPLAYS IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.