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Frank Capra: A Life In Film
     

Frank Capra: A Life In Film

by Richard Schickel
 
Most of us associate director Frank Capra with the admittedly wonderful holiday film It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart. Capra himself, despite making 36 movies, was well aware of our tendency to typecast actors and directors (“One man, one film,” he famously quipped). Here, legendary film critic Richard Schickel reassesses Capra's work and

Overview

Most of us associate director Frank Capra with the admittedly wonderful holiday film It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart. Capra himself, despite making 36 movies, was well aware of our tendency to typecast actors and directors (“One man, one film,” he famously quipped). Here, legendary film critic Richard Schickel reassesses Capra's work and legacy, and argues that the man who brought George Bailey and Bedford Falls to life may have been the greatest of American directors.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013875753
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Schickel is a film historian, filmmaker, and film critic. He is the author of thirty-seven books and the director-writer-producer of dozens of films and television documentaries, largely about film makers and movie history. Schickel began his career as a film critic at Life in 1965 and served in a similar capacity at Time until 2009. He has held a Guggenheim fellowship, was awarded an honorary degree from the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute Book Prize, as well as the William K. Everson Award from the National Board of Review and the Telluride Film Festival’s Silver Medal, both for his service to the film industry.

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