Born On This Day – May 18, 1897

“It’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 Continue reading Born On This Day – May 18, 1897

In Their Word – Wednesday, January 16, 2013

“I think of the medium as a people-to-people medium, not cameraman-to-people, not direction-to-people, not writers-to-people, but people-to-people… You can only involve an audience with people. You can’t involve them with gimmicks, with sunsets, with hand-held cameras, zoom shots, or anything else. They couldn’t care less about those things. But you give them something to worry about, some person they can worry about, and care about, and you’ve got them, you’ve got them involved.” -Frank Capra Continue reading In Their Word – Wednesday, January 16, 2013