The Motion picture as entertainment

United States, 1974

Film
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Episode of Series “Frank Capra: the man above the title”.
A documentary about Capra’s involvement with Mack Sennett and the production of early comedy films. Capra reflects upon the reasons that led him into filmmaking.

Credits

production company

United States Information Agency

producer/director

Lawrence Ott

Duration

00:41:40:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1974

Appears in

Frank Capra: the man above the title

Group of items

Frank Capra: the man above the title

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013614

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Capra, Frank, 1897-

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry - Study and teaching

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture producers and directors - Biography

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture producers and directors - United States

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Plots, themes, etc

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Production and direction - United States

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sennett, Mack

Comedy

Comedy → Slapstick comedies

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Motion picture industry - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

People → Capra, Frank, 1897-

People → Motion picture producers and directors - Biography

People → Sennett, Mack

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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