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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: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #30 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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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2012, 12:01:55 PM »
So can we get an explanation of this mysterious dangling "No"?  I was wondering about it myself.
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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2012, 12:20:50 PM »
My theory is that r is recognizing the theme of the film, but refusing such difficult choices in his own life.
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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2012, 12:40:09 PM »
I'm rooting for roujin's take to be-- no, there is more to it than that. He's got a big effusive heart, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one. So help us out roujin! (It's okay if I'm wrong. :) )

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.

 :)) It's as funny still as the first time I saw it. Priceless and timeless.


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.

How great is it that the secret ingredient in both movies is Lionel Barrymore? And he does it by playing polar opposite characters!

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2012, 01:09:48 PM »

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.

How great is it that the secret ingredient in both movies is Lionel Barrymore? And he does it by playing polar opposite characters!

Yeah, I know!  He is so great in both these films.
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Re: Capra, Frank
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2013, 09:21:56 AM »
1. You Can't Take it With You
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
3. Arsenic and Old Lace
4. It Happened One Night

5. Meet John Doe
6. American Madness
7. Ladies of Leisure

8. State of the Union
9. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
10. Here Comes the Groom
11. The Power of the Press
12. Riding High
13. The Matinee Idol
14. Long Pants
15. Lady For a Day

16. It's a Wonderful Life
17. Pocketful of Miracles
18. Broadway Bill
19. A Hole in the Head
20. The Miracle Woman
21. The Strong Man
22. Platinum Blonde
23. The Bitter Tea of General Yen

24. Lost Horizon
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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2013, 05:12:54 PM »
You Can't Take It with You
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
It's a Wonderful Life


It Happened One Night
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Meet John Doe
Arsenic and Old Lace
Lost Horizon


Lady for a Day
State of the Union


Pocketful of Miracles

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2013, 06:28:08 PM »
Except for my hugely unpopular opinion, that's pretty darn close. Lost Horizon and State of the Union are part of my Watchlist, so I'll get to them this year.
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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2013, 09:38:10 PM »
Except for my hugely unpopular opinion, that's pretty darn close.

Yeah, I was a bit shocked by that color. What don't you like about it.

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Re: Capra, Frank - Directors Best Poll
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2013, 10:55:38 PM »
Except for the leaky house and losing the robe it just didn't charming. The darker material came though clear, but the typical Capraesque magic left me cold. Also Donna Reed is a blank for me, much like Doris Day is to others.

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