Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
George Bailey writes a bestseller, “The Power of Wings” about his experiences with an angel. His book tour turns into a national movement where George is viewed as the Chosen One: why else would he receive divine intervention?
George creates a religion where he is its leader. He uses parishioners’ monies to create a lavish lifestyle for himself and his family. Uncle Billy is excommunicated when he misplaces the Sunday offerings (Potter again!). George builds a compound and isolates himself from the outside world.
The IRS discovers he’s been funneling money from the savings and loan in order to construct his image onto the other side of Mount Rushmore. Zuzu, now grown up, writes a scathing memoir, “Daughter of a False Prophet.”
George flees the country at the age of 65, setting himself and the remains of his cult up in Argentina. On his death bed, he hears the sound of bells. But it is only the wind.