Tag Archives: Frank Capra

Born On This Day – May 18, 1897

“It’s a Wonderful Life sums up my philosophy of filmmaking. First, to exalt the worth of the individual. Second, to champion man – plead his causes, protest any degradation of his dignity, spirit or divinity. And third, to dramatize the … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Saturday, May 18, 2013

At a seminar with film students in the 1970s, Capra was asked if there was still a way to make movies about the kinds of values and ideals found in the Capra films. “Well, if there isn’t,” he said, “we … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Tuesday, April 9, 2013

“I’d be the first to admit I’m a damn good director.” –Frank Capra

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In Their Word – Wednesday, January 16, 2013

“I think of the medium as a people-to-people medium, not cameraman-to-people, not direction-to-people, not writers-to-people, but people-to-people… You can only involve an audience with people. You can’t involve them with gimmicks, with sunsets, with hand-held cameras, zoom shots, or anything … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Monday, October 22, 2012

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” -Frank Capra

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In Their Words – Monday, September 17, 2012

“There are no rules in film-making, only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.” -Frank Capra

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In Their Words – Monday, August 20, 2012

“Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film.” … Continue reading

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