Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

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St. Martin's Press, 4 lis 2000 - 784
Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra's life resembled his beloved films: as in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington or It's a Wonderful Life, a man of the people faces tremendous odds and, by doing the right thing, triumphs. But as Joseph McBride reveals in this meticulously researched, definitive biography, the reality was far more complex, a true American tragedy. Using newly declassified U.S. government documents about Capra's response to being considered a "subversive" during the post-World War II Red Scare, McBride adds a final chapter to his unforgettable portrait of the man who gave us It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and Meet John Doe.

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FRANK CAPRA: The Catastrophe of Success

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Huge, richly researched, absorbing revisionist biography of the filmmaker renowned for standing up for ``the little man''; by the author of studies of Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, John Ford, and others ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Capra is largely remembered today as a director whose films champion all-American optimism in a world where good ultimately triumphs. This exhaustively researched and densely--perhaps overly--detailed ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Joseph McBride is a film historian and critic whose books include Orson Welles, Hawks on Hawks and Steven Spielberg: A Biography. His next book, Searching for John Ford, will be published by St. Martin's Press. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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