from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Capra, Frank 1897-1991. American filmmaker who won an Academy Award for his direction of It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), and You Can't Take It with You (1938).
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Caprinae — the goats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of ruminants, including the common goat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of hollow-horned ruminants, of the family Bovidæ, typical of the subfamily Caprinæ, and typified by the common goat, Capra hircus. There are several other species, among them the ibexes, Capra ibex, C. pyrænica, etc.
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- n. United States film maker (1897-1991)
- n. goats
Valentina Capra is a qualified experienced Second Language teacher, who teaches private and group lessons in England.
It is impossible to separate Capra from the Americana of the mid-30's and early 40's, and Meet John Doe, his darkest film, fatefully presages the dark war years ahead.
Frank Capra is eighty-five and we talked about Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
The American press (hopefully with tongue in cheek) were calling Capra the new Melanie
"Seven Pounds" chimes with the same kind of Capra-esque reminder that life and what we do in it does have incredible meaning.
Like one told by Capra or Hallmark; filled with warmth, optimism, just enough dark corners to ground the narrative and a leading lady who defies the cliché of old men behind stern desks or terse Rosalind Russell types snapping at copywriters.
Like one told by Capra or Hallmark; filled with warmth, optimism, just enough dark corners to ground the narrative and a leading lady who defies the clichÃ© of old men behind stern desks or terse Rosalind Russell types snapping at copywriters.
His movie career ran in tandem, often in character roles or, memorably, playing himself – in Wim Wenders's Wings of Desire (1987) and Robert Altman's The Player (1992) – plus documentaries about Frank Capra and Cassavetes.
In 1961, Frank Capra remade his classic Lady for a Day as A Pocketful of Miracles.
That couldn't happen in a Frank Capra movie, of course, but sadly it can and did happen in real life, at Carnegie Hall, and without that much fuss or fall-out.