Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Joseph McBride / Jul 18, 2019

Frank Capra The Catastrophe of Success 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 thi

  • Title: Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success
  • Author: Joseph McBride
  • ISBN: 9780312263249
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 complex, a true American tragedy Using newly decMoviegoers 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 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.

    Frank Capra Frank Capra American film director Britannica Frank Capra Written By Frank Capra, born May , , near Palermo, Sicily, Italy died September , , La Quinta, California, U.S , American motion picture director who was the most prominent filmmaker of the s, during which he won three Academy Awards as best director. Frank Capra Frank Capra One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May , , in Bisacquino, Sicily On May , , his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May rd There s no ventilation, and it stinks like hell They re all miserable It s the most degrading place you could ever be, Capra said Frank Capra Director Biography Frank Capra is a celebrated Italian American director known for films like It s a Wonderful Life and Mr Smith Goes to Washington Francesco Rosario Capra was born on May , , in Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy He moved the United States as a child and became a citizen under the name Frank Russell Capra. Frank Capra The Catastrophe of Success Joseph McBride Frank Capra, one of my favourite director of films, suffered from the hysteria of the Red Menace Scare of the late s and s one of the factors contributing to the decline of the director s career McBride delves deeply into the life of Capra to untangle the myth from the truth about his decline. Frank Capra Biography life, family, children, parents Frank Capra was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, on May , , the youngest of Salvatore and Sarah Nicolas Capra s seven children His father was a fruitgrower When Frank was six years old his family left Sicily for the United States, ending up in Los Angeles, California. Frank Capra vs the Devil ncregister Frank Capra, the legendary director of heartwarming films such as It s a Wonderful Life and Mr Smith Goes to Washington fought against the temptation to dilute his values in his work. Frank Capra Biography One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May , , in Bisacquino, Sicily On May , , his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May rd There s no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. The Name above the Title An Autobiography Frank Capra Frank Capra really had a wonderful life and I can truly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading about that time in our country s history He not only was a great director but also a gifted writer. Why We Fight Why We Fight is a series of seven documentary films commissioned by the United States government during World War II to justify to U.S soldiers their country s involvement in the war Later on, they were also shown to the U.S public to persuade them to support U.S involvement in the war Most of the films were directed by Frank Capra, who was daunted, yet impressed and challenged, by Leni

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    962 Comments

    1. I am a huge Fan of Frank Capra, the author is highly partial and I think, he does not do justice to Capra, but the research and effort taken to write the book is extraordinary, I came to know a lot about Capra through this book.


    2. Much like Capra's life and movies, this biography is a larger-than-life success and a mess at the same time. Who knew that Capra's story was so big and so strange, but then what might be expected of the director of classics like "Mr. Deeds goes to Town", "Mr. Smith goes to Washington", and "It's a Wonderful Life."--whose career started in the silent movie era and crashed after a tortured journey through the blacklist era of the 50s? All this from a little Italian immigrant living in a strange ne [...]


    3. In more than 700 pages McBride takes an antagonistic attitude to Capra and Capra's autobiography, The Name Above the Title, which McBride labels fantasy. Throughout McBride is focused on Capra's insecurities, his drive to take credit for what he did in collaboration with others and his obsession with being seen as a patriotic American. No doubt the book is well-written, insightful and thoroughly researched. McBride seems to think there is some symbol of sexual repression in all of Capra's great [...]


    4. One of my parents bought me this book for Christmas about a year after it was published. Whichever one of them it was had asked other members of the family for ideas about what I would like, and somewhere along the line "Frank Capra" was confused with "Robert Capa". I was, and am, extremely interested in the life and work of Robert Capa, but don't particularly care about Frank Capra. That being said, this book was not as boring as I expected it to be; if you are interested in the "Classic Era" o [...]


    5. An unvarnished look at a great American film director who was not such a nice guy. When I finished it, I really did not like Frank Capra the man, but I still love his movies.



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