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Capra's America

Capra's America

Chapter:
(p.46) One Capra's America
Source:
An Archaeology of Sympathy
Author(s):
James Chandler
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.003.0002

This chapter discusses the films of Frank Capra, including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946); how Capra appeared to realize the long-term significance of television sooner than many directors of his generation; the preoccupation with the Capraesque in the cinema of the 1990s; the publication in 1971 of Capra's autobiography, The Name above the Title; and the link between Capra's claim to auteurism and the issue of his sentimentality.

Keywords:   Frank Capra, films, Capraesque, auteurism, sentimentality

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