Another Frank Capra

Leland Poague


Another Frank Capra

Another Frank Capra

  • Title: Another Frank Capra
  • Author: Leland Poague
  • ISBN: 9780521380669
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover



Another Frank Capra offers a new interpretation of the great Hollywood director beyond the patriotic sentimentalist or the cynical opportunist that he has been taken for Often cast as a cinematic simpleton or primitive, Capra s exploitation of the stylistic and narrative resources of cinema was, in fact, extremely self conscious and adventurous in ways typical of artiAnother Frank Capra offers a new interpretation of the great Hollywood director beyond the patriotic sentimentalist or the cynical opportunist that he has been taken for Often cast as a cinematic simpleton or primitive, Capra s exploitation of the stylistic and narrative resources of cinema was, in fact, extremely self conscious and adventurous in ways typical of artistic modernism His modernism is also evident in his repeated and strong identification with female characters Informed by recent work in genre theory and feminist psychology, Another Frank Capra shows Capra to be a director whose feminism has been entirely neglected by previous critics.


Recent Comments "Another Frank Capra"

I wish I could rate this higher since Poague is such a fan of Stanwyck's, but his analysis of most of the Capra films is pretty tortured.


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