Frank Capra: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)
Frank CapraISBN: 1578066174;
Book DescriptionFew Hollywood directors had a higher profile in the 1930s than Frank Capra. He served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and of the Screen Directors Guild. He won three Academy Awards as best director and was widely acclaimed as the man most responsible for making Columbia Pictures a success. This popularity was matched by films that spoke to and for the times---It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Meet John Doe.These replicated the nation's hopes and dreams for a national community. He worked with some of the brightest stars in Hollywood---James Stewart, Clark Gable, Jean Arthur, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, Donna Reed, and Ann-Margret. Capra's interviews express his connection to the national audience and explore his own story. He was a Sicilian immigrant boy who survived rough-and-tumble beginnings to become Hollywood's most bankable director. In...
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