teaching mathematics to artillery officers at Fort Mason in San Francisco
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Col. Frank Capra | Frank R. Capra | Mr. Frank Capra | Col. Frank Capra USAR
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It's a Wonderful Life
(1946) sums up my philosophy of filmmaking. First, to exalt the worth of the individual. Second, to champion man--plead his causes, protest any degradation of his dignity, spirit or divinity. And third, to dramatize the viability of the individual--as in the theme of the film itself . . . there is a radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see, and to see we only ...
When he was nominated for his first Best Director Oscar in 1933 (for Lady for a Day
(1933)), presenter Will Rogers
merely opened the envelope and said "Come and get it, Frank!" Already halfway to the stage, Capra realized that Rogers wasn't referring to him, but to Frank Lloyd
, who was getting the Oscar for Cavalcade
His films normally center around a simple man who tries to fight corruption in a society.