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Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)

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Ron Howard hosts a biography of the life and career of filmmaker Frank Capra, including interviews with the director's friends, colleagues and admirers.

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Ron Howard hosts a biography of the life and career of filmmaker Frank Capra, including interviews with the director's friends, colleagues and admirers.

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A must for all film students.
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How can you go wrong with a doco about a great Yankee humanitarian like Capra and having the likes of Scorsese, Dreyfuss, Oliver Stone and so on, praise the man himself? This conservative structured doco takes us from A to Z of Capra's career.


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