Poll

What's your favorite film by Frank Capra?

Long Pants
0 (0%)
The Power of the Press
0 (0%)
The Matinee Idol
0 (0%)
Ladies of Leisure
0 (0%)
The Miracle Woman
0 (0%)
Platinum Blonde
1 (2.7%)
Forbidden
0 (0%)
American Madness
0 (0%)
The Bitter Tea of General Yen
1 (2.7%)
Lady for a Day
0 (0%)
It Happened One Night
6 (16.2%)
Broadway Bill
0 (0%)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
0 (0%)
Lost Horizon
1 (2.7%)
You Can't Take It with You
4 (10.8%)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
6 (16.2%)
Meet John Doe
0 (0%)
Why We Fight (series)
0 (0%)
Arsenic and Old Lace
1 (2.7%)
It's a Wonderful Life
14 (37.8%)
State of the Union
0 (0%)
Riding High
0 (0%)
Here Comes the Groom
0 (0%)
A Hole in the Head
0 (0%)
Pocketful of Miracles
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
2 (5.4%)
don't like any
1 (2.7%)
other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 35

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Frank Capra
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2010, 06:06:43 AM »
Well, I bunged in a vote for Lost Horizon
It's well good, innit?

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2010, 11:57:23 AM »
It Happened One Night

Very close behind:
Arsenic and Old Lace
It's a Wonderful Life

What a great director

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2012, 11:00:13 AM »
It Happened One Night Frank Capra, 1934

Incorrect. It happened in several nights, wherein Clark Gable more or less chastefully seduces Claudette Colbert's spoiled princess character, playfully putting up a barrier between them during the nights, just to make her think that he isn't  Simon Yam "CINECAST! machine." But we all know he is. And she knows he is. And it's another one of those old films that end outside of the bedroom as their main characters get ready for a marathon "CINECAST! session," to put it politely. The film is charming stuff, road humor stuff, romantic comedy classic stuff; but we all know it's prelude. We know what it's about.

It's a Wonderful Life! Frank Capra, 1946

Had memories of actually watching this and I even had it checked on ICM or whatever but, watching it, it became obvious that I'd never seen this before. Or, at least, not most of it. So the whole thing was a surprise. Also a surprise: that most of it reminded me of the opening sequence of Up, in that it's all about putting away the dreams and passion of youth when faced with the realities of life, and how we get pulled into another sort of story and another sort of life against our will, because that's quite simply what is meant to happen to us. It was also hilarious that this great American classic starts off with one of the weirdest opening sequences I've ever seen (angels talking to each other in heaven, is this that Kunal Kohli magic again?). Also liked that most of the movie wasn't about him not existing and stuff. That would've been insufferable. Or awesome. It could've also been the cheesiest thing in the world. But is it all about the depressing aspects of American life, the simple reality of giving up and making do. You know what? No.
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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2012, 11:30:07 AM »
but we all know it's prelude. We know what it's about.

 :D

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the simple reality of giving up and making do. You know what? No.

But, but.. oh, never mind. :)

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2012, 12:35:47 PM »
Oh bother, I better just speak up.

One of my favorite moments in all of cinema is when, out of bitter disappointment and literally having nothing, Mary creates magic.

Even though their lives can seem like a slog sometimes, when push comes to shove, there's something there, you know?
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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2012, 01:25:04 PM »
It Happened One Night Frank Capra, 1934

chastefully seduces
Chaste seduction. I like it - the term, I mean. ;)

It's a Wonderful Life! Frank Capra, 1946

Had memories of actually watching this and I even had it checked on ICM or whatever but, watching it, it became obvious that I'd never seen this before. Or, at least, not most of it. So the whole thing was a surprise.
You and many people, I think.


It was also hilarious that this great American classic starts off with one of the weirdest opening sequences I've ever seen (angels talking to each other in heaven, is this that Kunal Kohli magic again?).
;D So great.

But is it all about the depressing aspects of American life, the simple reality of giving up and making do. You know what? No.
"it" = film?  Sorry, I'm dumb. I can't tell if you're saying that the film is about the reality of giving up and making do, and then with your "No" you disagree. (I think this is how you're reading roujin, Sandy?) 

Or, if you're saying the "No" - the film isn't about the simple reality of giving up and making do, as some might argue. 

Clarify, please?

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2012, 01:37:09 PM »
Oh! I think I misread it. If so, my apologies roujin. :) (I was kind of surprised by what I thought you were saying.)

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2012, 08:21:19 PM »
It Happened One Night Frank Capra, 1934
Yeah okay. But when are you watching the bollywood remake with young Raj Kapoor?

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2012, 10:18:35 PM »
I love the part where George enters the house and Ernie is acting as doorman. Ernie leans back and makes his hat tip upwards and he holds out his hand, feigning a tip expected. George looks down and the rain water from the brim of his hat pours into Ernie's hand...symbolically stating that his actions are all wet. It's a priceless moment.
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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2012, 11:45:20 AM »
I really love It's a Wonderful Life.  But I also really love You Can't Take It With You.  I voted for the later just to be ornery.
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