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Frank Capra : the catastrophe of success

Author: Joseph McBride
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra's life resembled his beloved films (such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Frank Capra; Frank Capra
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph McBride
ISBN: 9781604738384 1604738383 9781604738391 1604738391
OCLC Number: 642204987
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Description: 798 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "I felt nothing" --
"I hated America" --
"A terrible wop" --
"Cap" --
"I'm from Hollywood" --
The Gag Man --
"Marrying the harlot" --
"The Man in the Street" --
American Madness --
"The catastrophe of Success" --
"A sense of responsibility" --
"The doghouse" --
"Columbia's Gem" --
"My ancestors couldn't; I can" --
"We're the front office" --
"That fellow Capra" --
Liberty --
"I have no cause" --
"The Judas pain" --
A Reputation.
Responsibility: by Joseph McBride.

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Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra's life resembled his beloved films. A man of the people faces tremendous odds and, by doing the right thing, triumphs! But as Joseph McBride reveals in this  Read more...

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"Masterly, comprehensive, and frequently surprising." (Barry Gewen, the New York Times Book Review)"

 
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