Great Directors: Frank Capra

8 05 2008

Frank Capra

Frank Capra was born in Palermo, Sicilia the 19 of May 1897, and when he was only 6 years of age, his family decided to immigrate to America.

After the filming of one of his films, he began collaboration with Robert Riskin writing dialogs. Their work together was known as “Caprinskin Formula”, that is comedies with a social underground where the main actor had to confront a corrupt institution.

He was one of the greatest filmmakers between the great wars period, he made his films to foment optimism in the people despite the Great depression. It was this mixture, the one that granted him his popularity and excellence as a director.

  • Greatest Films:

1- The Strong Man (1926)

2- The Donovan Affair (1929)

3- It Happened One Night (1934)

4- Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

5- Meet John Doe (1941)

6- Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

7- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

This is one of my all favorite movies, Arsenic and Old Lace. They had to wait till the play it’s based on finished, and even after the huge success of the play the film was a blast, XDD, no wonder why…

Cary Grant is a genius ^_^

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