Frank Capra's Films and Archives|
Fall 2018 not offered
"Maybe there really wasn't an America--maybe it was only Frank Capra," said filmmaker John Cassavetes. Frank Capra directed, produced, and wrote some of Hollywood's most celebrated and enduring films of the 20th century. Amid Depression, war, and corruption, he triumphed the optimism, faith, and humor essential to the American spirit. This course explores Capra's unique directorial style in the context of film history and filmmaking practices of the time, studies Capra as an artist and a person, and investigates the individual "stories" of many of his well-known and lesser-known projects. The Wesleyan Cinema Archives are proud to hold Capra's archive that enables us to study Capra and his films using his original production documents, promotional material, correspondence, press clippings, and other curiosities.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM310
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
Hart and Kaufman, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Frank Capra, THE NAME ABOVE THE TITLE
Joseph McBride, THE CATASTROPHE OF SUCCESS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Major paper, oral presentation, final essay, etc.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and participation required. Contact Instructor re: POI.