Sunday, July 03, 2005

American Madness

US © 1933 Columbia Pictures. D: Frank Capra. Starring Walter Huston, Pat O’Brien, Kay Johnson. 75’. New brilliant print from Sony Columbia. Sunday 3 July 2005, Cinema Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. A masterpiece, one of the earliest with the full typical Capra touch, a study of hysteria and a defense of the New Deal. Prints don’t come more brilliant than this: ultra sharp in detail and grading of light.

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