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Frank Capra: the Catastrophe of Success By Joseph McBride

Frank Capra: the Catastrophe of Success
by Joseph McBride

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A biography of the film director Frank Capra, who achieved fame during Hollywood's golden era. The book includes an examination of the psychological pressures which caused the collapse of the Sicilian-born Capra's creativity at the end of the 1940s, under the onslaught of the McCarthy witch-hunt.
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Frank Capra: the Catastrophe of Success by Joseph McBride

Based on extensive interviews with Frank Capra himself, this is a biography of the director of films such as "It Happened One Night", "Mr Deeds Goes to Town" and "It's a Wonderful Life". He achieved fame during Hollywood's golden era, working with some of its major stars, including Clark Gable, Gary Cooper and James Stewart. However, confronted with the great challenge that ripped Hollywood apart during the post-war era - the blacklist - Capra failed. The book examines the psychological pressures which caused the collapse of the Sicilian-born Capra's creativity at the end of the 1940s, under the onslaught of the McCarthy witch-hunt.

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About Joseph McBride


Joseph McBride is an assistant professor of cinema at San Francisco State University. His books include Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success, Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Hawks on Hawks, and the critical studies John Ford (1974, with Michael Wilmington) and Orson Welles.

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GOR002011981
Frank Capra: the Catastrophe of Success by Joseph McBride
Joseph McBride
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1996-08-19
768
0571178286
9780571178285
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