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The Capra touch : a study of the director's Hollywood classics and war documentaries, 1934-1945

Author: Matthew C Gunter
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During World War II, Frank Capra (1897-1991) made propaganda films for the U.S. government. These entries in the Why We Fight documentary series have been largely neglected by Capra scholars. This work analyzes the cinematic and thematic techniques Capra employed in these films, linking them to the techniques and ideology of the director's popular mainstream narrative films"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Frank Capra; Frank Capra; Frank Capra
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew C Gunter
ISBN: 9780786464029 078646402X
OCLC Number: 757935786
Description: vii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Pre-war Capra --
The Capra formula --
The roots of Why we fight --
Mr. Capra goes to war --
The Capra formula in his war documentaries --
It's a wonderful life and beyond --
Capra's legacy.
Responsibility: Matthew C. Gunter.

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"During World War II, Frank Capra (1897-1991) made propaganda films for the U.S. government. These entries in the Why We Fight documentary series have been largely neglected by Capra scholars. This work analyzes the cinematic and thematic techniques Capra employed in these films, linking them to the techniques and ideology of the director's popular mainstream narrative films"--Provided by publisher.

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