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Another Frank Capra

Author: Leland A Poague
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in film.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Another Frank Capra offers a new interpretation of the great hollywood director beyond the patriotic sentimentalist or the cynical opportunist that he has been taken for. Often cast as a cinematic simpleton or primitive, Capra's exploitation of the stylistic and narrative resources of cinema was, in fact, extremely self-conscious and adventurous in ways typical of artistic modernism. His modernism is also evident in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leland A Poague
ISBN: 0521380669 9780521380669 052138978X 9780521389785
OCLC Number: 30028319
Description: xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Picturing capra --
Meet Frank Capra --
Critical concepts --
You can't take it with you --
Melodrama and the unknown woman: forbidden --
Questions of difference: Mr. Deeds goes to town --
Glimpsing the eternal: lost horizon --
"This is a man's world" Mr. Smith goes to Washington --
"To be or not to be": it's a wonderful life.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in film.
Responsibility: Leland Poague.
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Another Frank Capra offers a new interpretation of the great hollywood director beyond the patriotic sentimentalist or the cynical opportunist that he has been taken for. Often cast as a cinematic simpleton or primitive, Capra's exploitation of the stylistic and narrative resources of cinema was, in fact, extremely self-conscious and adventurous in ways typical of artistic modernism. His modernism is also evident in his repeated and strong identification with female characters. Informed by recent work in genre theory and feminist psychology, Another Frank Capra shows Capra to be a "proto-feminist" director whose feminism has been entirely neglected by previous critics.

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