Tag Archives: It’s a Wonderful Life

The PoweR of Oz

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It’s holiday movie season, and as I again watched the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz last week, it reinforced the powerful role it has played in my thinking throughout my life. I began to wonder how many others have also been influenced by a line or image from a favorite movie. There were quotes within Oz which informed me… Read more »

Staying PoweR

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According to latest estimates, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” rode a wave of nostalgia and promotion last week. More than six million people have watched the four-part Netflix sequel to the popular TV series so far. While not the service’s biggest hit, “Gilmore Girls” is an example of how a show which left the airwaves nine years ago can… Read more »

PResents under the tree

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Last week, I suggested the movie”Mary Poppins” contained lessons we can apply to public relations. Now with Christmas upon us, this nice Jewish boy from Long Island is also suggesting there are some lovely PR presents in some of his favorite holiday TV shows and movies which can also illustrate the value of PR: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” — When Charlie Brown is tasked with… Read more »

Just a sPoonful of sugaR

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My wife and I were deeply moved by “Saving Mr. Banks”, the new film about the making of “Mary Poppins” in which Walt Disney struggles to get the movie rights to “Poppins” from author P.L. Travers.  Travers is a cold, difficult woman, highly protective of her characters.  Through flashbacks, the film reveals her harsh and sometimes tragic upbringing, coupled with her close relationship with her… Read more »