Born On This Day – May 18, 1897

Frank Capra - SignedIt’s a Wonderful Life sums up my philosophy of filmmaking. First, to exalt the worth of the individual. Second, to champion man – plead his causes, protest any degradation of his dignity, spirit or divinity. And third, to dramatize the viability of the individual – as in the theme of the film itself…there is a radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see, and to see we only have to look. I beseech you to look.”

“My advice to young filmmakers is this: Don’t follow trends. Start them!” –Frank Capra