It's a Wonderful Life | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by James Agee

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of It's a Wonderful Life.
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Critical Essay by James Agee

One important function of good art or entertainment is to unite and illuminate the heart and the mind, to cause each to learn from, and to enhance, the experience of the other. Bad art and entertainment misinform and disunite them. Much too often ["It's a Wonderful Life"] appeals to the heart at the expense of the mind; at other times it urgently demands of the heart that it treat with contempt the mind's efforts to keep its integrity; at still other times the heart is simply used, on the mind, as a truncheon. ["It's a Wonderful Life"] does all this so proficiently, and with so much genuine warmth, that I wasn't able to get reasonably straight about it for quite a while. I still think it has a good deal...

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This section contains 465 words
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