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anyone like frank capra

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by fatherofnight, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. fatherofnight

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    hi
    i've recently been buying capra dvd's, and have just finished watching meet john doe. what a fabulous disc for a film this age, some great extras.
    also bought...
    lost horizon
    mr smith goes to washington
    arsenic and old lace
    its a wonderful life
    it happened one night
    it makes me laugh when people accuse capra of being overly sentimental and too trite, if you just look under the surface a little, the man is a genuine revolutionary. in the thirties and forties it wasn't to cool to make anti government films, not i hasten to add, anti american films. mr smith, john doe and lost horizon all take a bite out of the then current regimes, and still apply to todays motley crew.
    anyone else with an opinion on capra they'd like to share?
     
  2. gringottsdirect

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    I enjoy his films and agree with all your points.
     
  3. mcmullanbrush

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    I agree also. We could do with a few "Capraesque" films nowadays.
     

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