Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

by Joseph McBride

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604738384
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Joseph McBride, Berkeley, California, is a film historian and associate professor in the cinema department at San Francisco State University. His many books include Searching for John Ford, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success; Hawks on Hawks; and What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Career.

Table of Contents

1."I felt nothing"9
2."I hated America"29
3."A terrible wop"49
4."Cap"69
5."I'm from Hollywood"103
6.The Gag Man139
7."Marrying the harlot"181
8."The Man in the Street"219
9.American Madness247
10."The catastrophe of Success"289
11."A sense of responsibility"327
12."The doghouse"351
13."Columbia's Gem"375
14."My ancestors couldn't; I can"401
15."We're the front office"425
16."That fellow Capra"453
17.Liberty503
18."I have no cause"535
19."The Judas pain"561
20.A Reputation611
Appendix657
Acknowledgments689
Notes on Sources699
Filmography749
Index763

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