Frank Capra

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Overview

The Twayne Filmmakers Series examines the full panorama of motion picture history and art. Many studies are auteur-oriented and elucidate the work of individual directors whose ideas and cinematic styles make them authors of their films. Other studies examine film series movements and genres or analyze cinema from a national perspective. The series seeks to illuminate all the many aspects of film for the film student, the scholar, and the general reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805745016
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Series: Twayne's Filmmakers Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 7.85 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chronology
1 Backing into the Movies (1897-1926) 19
2 Learning the Craft (1927-30) 39
3 Making It (1931-35) 63
4 "The Ecumenical Church of Humanism" (1936-41) 89
5 Capra and World War II (1942-45) 117
6 It's a Wonderful Life: The Masterpiece (1945-46) 131
7 Declining Fortunes (1947-Present) 155
8 Conclusion: In the American Grain 175
Notes and References 187
Selected Bibliography 192
Filmography 195
Index 212
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