Thursday, December 20, 2007

Frank Capra Jr. Had a Wonderful Life

Technically speaking, it was Frank Capra Sr. who was the legendary filmmaker responsible for such American classics as "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "It's a Wonderful Life." But make no mistake, Frank Capra Jr., who passed away at the age of 73, made his mark on Hollywood too:

Under Capra's leadership, EUE Screen Gems' credits include several major motion pictures, including "28 Days," "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," "Domestic Disturbance," "Black Knight" and "A Walk to Remember."

He also was at the helm when "Dawson's Creek" — starring a then-unknown Katie Holmes — filmed at the studios, and he kept all nine of the studio's sound stages full in recent years between movies and the filming of another successful teenage soap, "One Tree Hill."

Do I even need to make a joke here? His dad gave us "I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too." Junior? "Sleeping in the same bed was fine when we were kids, but we're fifteen now."


No comments: