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Frank Capra Authorship and the Studio System (Culture and the Moving Image)

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Published by Temple University Press .
Written in English


  • Cinema industry,
  • Films, cinema,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Individual Directors And Producers,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • USA,
  • Frank Capra,,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors,
  • Frank Capra,
  • Film & Video - Direction & Production,
  • 1897-,
  • Criticism and interpretation

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Edition Notes

ContributionsRobert Sklar (Editor), Vito Zagarrio (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8668862M
ISBN 101566396077
ISBN 109781566396073

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