The Capra Touch: A Study of the Director's Hollywood Classics and War Documentaries, 1934-1945

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During World War II, Academy Award-winning director Frank Capra (1897-1991) made propaganda films for the U.S. Government, such as Prelude to War, The Nazis Strike, The Battle of Britain, War Comes to America and The Negro Soldier. These entries in the Why We Fight documentary series have been largely neglected by Capra scholars. This work analyzes the cinematic and thematic techniques Capra employed in these films, linking them to the techniques and ideology of the director's popular mainstream narrative films, including ...

The Capra Touch: A Study of the Director's Hollywood Classics and War Documentaries, 1934-1945 2011, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786464029

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