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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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Getting to Know Frank Capra
10 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

Ron Howard as narrator? Well, it works for "Arrested Development", so why not here? And, in deed, he does have a pretty good speaking voice for this sort of thing.

But anyway, if anyone deserves a good documentary, it is Frank Capra. With films like "It Happened One Night" and "It's a Wonderful Life", he was sort of the Norman Rockwell of film, crafting an American vision in his tales. Little worlds where life can be perfect, even when it is not. And what makes it most interest is how Capra was not an American by birth, but by choice... he had more to say about the country than many of its inhabitants did.


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