As many times as I have watched this movie, it only occurred to me this year that this movie is about the supernatural. Yes, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a movie about the experience of a religious apparition, and the impact and aftereffect of the experience. It goes to show, even with someone who has a trained eye for such things, the everyday and “always there” aspects of our lives to which we grow accustomed become the least noticed. The 10 minute clip below shows the time the main character meets an angel and what ensues.
Another interesting aspect in this clip is that others are able to see the angel as well. Of course, the angel looks like a regular man, and so his other-worldly qualities are missed. An interesting phenomenon that I believe illustrates how so many of us live our lives—the magic is overlooked or forgotten. How sad. Enjoy the clip from “It’s a Wonderful Life.”