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October 19, 1939
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington vs. Wag the Dog
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington vs. It's a Wonderful Life
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"James Stewart is my favourite of all time! Love "Mr. Smith" but it's hard to go pass Wonderful Life!" more ►
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Stewart gives it his all and you can tell.
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Still relevant today. Watch this and then watch House of Cards.
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I'd say watch this and then watch Lincoln, to get an understanding that this same sort of maneuvering and showmanship dominates even the country's best.
There are some beautiful scenes in this wonderfully shot, lit, and designed film. However, I could not find any empathy, sympathy, or compassion for Mr. Smith. He just appeared to be a naive man-child, wrapped up in slogans and national myths.