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Frank Capra

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Monday, January 22 2007

Pixilated: Frank Capra's Columbia Years

Capra's films of the '30s are seminal works and cannot be underestimated; their influence on American film has been viral, forever infiltrating the structural and thematic templates of contemporary cinema.


Reviews

Thursday, January 8 2015

'It Happened One Night' Is Graceful and Quick as a Magic Trick

Frank Capra's Oscar-dominating film is still funny, still romantic, and still quite beautiful to look at 80 years later.


Monday, November 9 2009

White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life

While they might be right out of the Saturday Evening Post with their Norman Rockwell-esque moralizing and message, one cannot deny how thoroughly entertaining and iconic they both are.


Sunday, December 2 2007

Its A Wonderful Life: Two-Disc Collectors Set

Contrary to its public image, Frank Capra's greatest film is a dark and turbulent tale of surrender and sacrifice, of human frailty and defeatism, of that proverbial ledge from which hopes and dreams are thrown to the raging waters.


Monday, March 24 2003

You Can't Take It With You (1938)

Reveals the liberation offered by non-alienating work and examines the matrices between class and gender, as few other films do.


Blogs

Thursday, November 19 2009

White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life

White Christmas: Anniversary Edition - Paramount [$24.99] / It's a Wonderful Life: 2 Disc Collector's Set - Paramount [$29.98]


Sunday, November 8 2009

Seasoned Greetings: White Christmas (1954) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Holiday films earn their place as categorical 'classics' in a couple of significant ways. The first is in the standard language of film itself. They're


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