Ten Films by Frank Capra

American Madness | It Happened One Night | Mr. Deeds Goes to Town | Lost Horizon | You Can’t Take It With You | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington | Meet John Doe | Arsenic and Old Lace | It’s a Wonderful Life | State of the Union

"I think of the medium as a people-to-people medium, not cameraman-to-people, not direction-to-people, not writers-to-people, but people-to-people… You can only involve an audience with people. You can’t involve them with gimmicks, with sunsets, with hand-held cameras, zoom shots, or anything else. They couldn’t care less about those things. But you give them something to worry about, some person they can worry about, and care about, and you’ve got them, you’ve got them involved."
Frank Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991)

"I think of the medium as a people-to-people medium, not cameraman-to-people, not direction-to-people, not writers-to-people, but people-to-people… You can only involve an audience with people. You can’t involve them with gimmicks, with sunsets, with hand-held cameras, zoom shots, or anything else. They couldn’t care less about those things. But you give them something to worry about, some person they can worry about, and care about, and you’ve got them, you’ve got them involved."

Frank Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991)

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Harold Winston, Frank Capra, Cary Grant, and Priscilla Lane on the set of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Harold Winston, Frank Capra, Cary Grant, and Priscilla Lane on the set of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Joseph Walker and Frank Capra on the set of It Happened One Night.

Joseph Walker and Frank Capra on the set of It Happened One Night.