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 (kăp′rə), Frank 1897-1991.
Italian-born American filmmaker noted for such populist comedies as Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
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(Biography) Frank. 1896–1992, US film director born in Italy. His films include It Happened One Night (1934), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), and several propaganda films during World War II
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(ˈkæp rə)

Frank, 1897–1991, U.S. film director born in Italy.
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Noun1.Capra - United States film maker (1897-1991)Capra - United States film maker (1897-1991)
2.Capra - goats
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Bovidae, family Bovidae - true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
caprine animal, goat - any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
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For Capra, the real America was to be understood in terms of its virtues, which are derived from its principles.
Ford and Capra had long been attracted to military service.
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Chandler's close readings of scenes, for example, from Sterne's Sentimental Journey, Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, and Griffith's 1909 film of Dickens's "The Cricket on the Hearth" (compared, of course, to Dickens's text), are unparalleled in their clarity and their exemplification of key sentimental-mode techniques such as "visual mutuality," "triangulated spectatorship," "dispersed subjectivity," as well as rhetorical tropes such as "hypallage" (exchange of cause for effect or vice-versa) and "syllepsis" (ambiguous slippage between the literal and the figurative).
Soprafino, one of a trio of restaurants recently opened at the new hub by Qatar Duty Free , is based on Capra's simple and uncomplicated approach to classic Italian cuisine, executed with a sense of flair and fun.
Capra was arrested and given clothing to put on before he was taken to the Police Department, police said.
Mahmoud Al-Asqalani, head of CAPRA, also said that the CCC, CAPRA and the other attendees at the meeting will recommend that the government reverse its decision regarding raising customs duties and "the immediate suspension of the new tax law".
Compact shotguns are the most popular among women turkey hunters at Capra's.
Aiming, perhaps, for an update of Cormier's The Chocolate War (Random House, 1974/VOYA August 2008), Harmon ends up with something closer to Capra's film Mr.
This interdisciplinary approach has been a hallmark of Girgus' work on film (see his Hollywood Renaissance: The Cinema of Democracy in the Era of Ford, Capra and Kazan (1998); or The Films of Woody Allen (2002) and provides an illuminating reconsideration of the relationship between Levinas and film.