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Senator Jeff Flake and Frank Capra’s Vision of a Democratic America

When I watched Senator Jeff Flake’s speech a few days ago, it reminded me of Frank Capra’s movie Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Like Senator Flake, Frank Capra and his collaborators were worried about the threats to our democratic traditions … Continue reading

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Frank Capra, Sid Buchman and “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington”

As the new year begins and a Trump presidency comes closer to becoming a reality, I couldn’t help but think of the climactic scene from one of my favorite Frank Capra movies “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. Frank Capra was … Continue reading

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Frank Capra and the American Ideal

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about It’s A Wonderful Life and it got me thinking about Frank Capra. Capra is one of my favorite filmmakers. His films are full of energy and fun, with appealing characters and … Continue reading

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Frank Capra and the Populist Film

One of the hallmarks of Christmas since I was a child has been watching It’s A Wonderful Life.  It’s a great film, one that makes me appreciative of my friends and family.  The director of It’s A Wonderful Life is … Continue reading

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