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Joseph McBride Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author McBride's Book Reviews

Frank Capra: The Catastrophe Of Success
Frank Capra was one of the greatest film directors of the 1930's. In 1971, Capra published his memoirs, "The Name Above The Title." The book became a runaway best seller and made Capra a star all over again. There was just one problem with the book: it was roughly 50% fiction. Joseph McBride's biography does an excellent job of separating Capra's myth from the truth of his life story. The irony is that Capra still comes off well as both a filmmaker and...