In Their Words — Monday, August 20, 2012

Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Capra, and Joseph Walker making ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ (1939)

Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film.

—Frank Capra