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Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

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Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
68840
genre:
Biography, Movies

We gave it an A-

Joseph McBride’s biography, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success, argues that Capra’s movies (It’s a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night) were actually darker, his motives far gnarlier than careless viewers realize. There was wormwood under all that corn syrup: If he was so upbeat, why do so many of his characters attempt suicide? A-

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