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by Jeanine Basinger,John Ford,Frank Capra

Category: Movies
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Author: Jeanine Basinger,John Ford,Frank Capra
ISBN: 0306807718
ISBN13: 978-0306807718
Language: English
Publisher: Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (March 22, 1997)
Pages: 513
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Although Frank Capra (1897-1991) is best known as the director of It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town . He not only was a great director but also a gifted writer. The Name Above The Title is a great story.

Although Frank Capra (1897-1991) is best known as the director of It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace, and It's a Wonderful Life, he was also an award-winning documentary filmmaker as well as a behind-the-scenes force in the Director's.

Frank Capra, Jeanine Basinger (Introduction). John Ford (Foreword). If you enjoy books written by a real Hollywood insider, I think highly of the late Frank Capra's autobiography THE NAME ABOVE THE TITLE. Capra was one of the finest film directors ever. He shines as a writer, too.

The Name Above the Title is an album released in February 1991 by folk-rock singer John Wesley Harding, his third successive Frank Capra-inspired album title (this title coming from the director's autobiography). All tracks composed by John Wesley Harding; except where indicated. Movie Theme" (Performed by The Morgans Creek String Ensemble)- 0:33. The World (And All Its Problems)" - 3:24. Fifty Fifty Split" - 5:22. The People's Drug" - 3:56. The Movie of Your Life" - 6:04.

Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s

Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Italy and raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, his rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American Dream personified.

The Name Above the Title: An Autobiography. Basinger, Jeanine; Trustees, Frank Capra Archives (Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. The It's a Wonderful Life: Trivia Book. Lightning Source Incorporated. ISBN 978-0-306-80771-8. Carney, Raymond (1986). American Vision: The Films of Frank Capra. ISBN 978-0-521-32619-3. The "It's a wonderful life" book. ISBN 978-0-394-55605-5. Cox, Stephen (July 2004). It's a Wonderful Life: A Memory Book. ISBN 978-1-58182-434-6. Hawkins, Jimmy (21 November 1995). Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-517-88627-4.

Hey friends, I'm nearly finished with Frank Capra's 1971 autobiography called "The Name Above the Title" and am so. .

Hey friends, I'm nearly finished with Frank Capra's 1971 autobiography called "The Name Above the Title" and am so pleased with it, I thought I'.Frank Capra's life reads half like a history of film and half like Forrest Gump-esque tale in that his life was just a sequence of being in the right places at the right times and rubbing shoulders with the right people. and the birth of talkies and then into the war (during which he was enlisted in the Army) and then on to It's a Wonderful Life.

Capra, Frank, 1897-1991, Motion picture producers and directors, Cinema (Estados Unidos).

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According to Capra's 1961 autobiography, "The Name Above the Title," Fay said, "Frank, she's young, and shy .

According to Capra's 1961 autobiography, "The Name Above the Title," Fay said, "Frank, she's young, and shy, and she's been kicked around out here. Let me show you a test she made at Warner's.

Although Frank Capra (1897–1991) is best known as the director of It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace, and It's a Wonderful Life, he was also an award-winning documentary filmmaker as well as a behind-the-scene force in the Director's Guild, the Motion Picture Academy, and the Producer's Guild. He worked with or knew socially everyone in the movie business from Mack Sennett, Chaplin, and Keaton in the silent era through the illustrious names of the golden age. He directed Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, and others. Reading his autobiography is like having Capra sitting in your living room, regaling you with his anecdotes. In The Name Above the Title he reveals the deeply personal story of how, despite winning six Academy Awards, he struggled throughout his life against the glamors, vagaries, and frustrations of Hollywood for the creative freedom to make some of the most memorable films of all time.
Comments to eBook The Name above the Title: An Autobiography
Orevise
This has been a truly enjoyable book for me. Over the years, I have read many biographies and autobiographies about actors, producers, writers, and directors. Classic Hollywood is by far my favorite time in movie history. This autobiography is about the wonderful movies that Frank Capra directed from the 1920's through the 1960's.

This book is beautifully written. His memories about his service during WWII are just magic. I really was not interested in that particular time of his life because I was not familiar with the films he made for the United States Armed Services. The way he describes his experiences with the different Generals and the movies he made with them and for them, makes the whole war come alive in a totally different way. Believe me, you have no idea what kind of an effort was going on behind the battle scenes to keep the world free.

But, as good as those memories are, it is his classic movies that kept me reading. "It Happened One Night, Mr Smith Goes To Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace, and It's A Wonderful Life," are just a few of the wonderful gifts that he has given us. His stories make these movies more interesting than they already are.

Frank Capra really had a wonderful life and I can truly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading about that time in our country's history. He not only was a great director but also a gifted writer. The Name Above The Title is a great story. Enjoy!
Lli
I knew a lot about Capra as a film maker but to read his story beginning with his very humble childhood in his own warm, friendly words is a real pleasure. The book is not a 'tell all' gossip fest. The author has certain standards and ideals and through his life he stood by them for the most part. As a part of an immigrant family he worked hard to achieve all he did in his life, He speaks freely about what it took to produce a film under the old studio system, post studio system and the government during war and peace time and gives his candid opinions of many people .... movie stars and behind the camera ... he worked with during his long career. If it doesn't end in a blaze of glory, well, that's life, even in glitzy Hollywood. All in all, a good read and with many fine pictures.
Mautaxe
Hollywood has always seemed to have more than its share of schmucks. Frank Capra was one of the small minority of really good guys, as demonstrated over and over in his autobiography: The Name Above the Title. In the thick of the bitter Hollywood striving from a very early age, we're treated to a picture of a nice guy finishing first, and that while he was still a very young man. Guts, brains, taste and insight, he had them all. As well as a fundamental decency that he would never compromise. How can you not love the guy? He really was the films he made, and those films were him, to the bottom of his soul. Reading his story just makes me want to continue seeing all his films, over and over, which I've already been doing for forty years. Feel better about the human race and the United States of America: read this book.
Auau
Film industry was like today's computer industry. Capra helped make Columbia Pictures succeed. Interesting reading how it evolved from silent films, to television. Capra wanted complete control, studios wanted to turn it into an assembly line. Fun reading about a film and then being able to watch it on You Tube!
Quttaro
Love it ❤
Yayrel
Great story. Lots of information. I love the line, "I never retired, I was retired". I've used it often since I read it. Also, I have a different opinion of Glenn Ford now.
Shan
One of the best books about the joys and heartaches of the entertainment industry. Since he does write this book the same way he made his movies, "Capra-corn," I suggest balancing this book with "Frank Capra, The Catastrophe of Success" to get a yin/yang view of this amazing director.
I cannot figure out which is more amazing and inspiring: the man, his films, his life or his autobiography.

Every autobiography will pale in comparison after you read this one. Frank's book should come with a

warning that he will open your mind, transform your relationship with films, and ultimatley find a place of permanent endearing love in your heart! Friends don't let friends go into the Light, without reading this book,

as I am sure, it is required reading in Heaven!

Frank's biggest fan, Vaishali, author of "You Are What You Love."
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