Director’s Chair #32: Frank Capra

by Nick Powell · November 14, 2012 · Director's Chair · 8 Comments

Submission Deadline: Dec 23, 2012
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Hey everyone! It’s Nick from The Cinematic Katzenjammer. The first edition of the Director’s Chair that I ran proved to be a bit more work than I thought, so instead of doing it every month, I’ll be doing one edition, then a few weeks break, and then another, if that makes sense. 

Along with any movie reviews you send in, concerning the director of the month, I would ask you include a score out of five for the film, similar to what you would do for the LAMBScores feature. This way, after the end of each month, I can come up with an average “score” for the director, and we can compare him/her to those of the past. It’s a small addition, but I see that it may prove rather interesting to compare results. I also will now include original images or videos related to the director. Had you found someone’s work so inspiring you wanted to put together a montage of scenes from their films? Or even watched something and needed to draw a picture. All is welcome. As are other works of art, from poems to stories, if it is indeed related to the director. 

For this edition, I wanted to focus on Frank Capra, the man behind one of THE Christmas movies, It’s a Wonderful Life. While that tends to be his most popular movie, Capra has made a wide variety of films, from very dramatic to very funny. He’s a three-time Oscar winner and can easily be considered one of the all-time great directors. While I personally am still working on delving into Hollywood’s past, I am sure plenty of you have more than enough love for this man to turn this edition of the Director’s Chair into something special. 

Now for those of you who have never participated in this event before I would like to present the basic list of instructions and rules for participation in the series. The golden guideline would be that all participants must be a current member of the LAMBs or at least on the waiting list for approval to become a member. The second guideline of participation in the series would be for everyone to write and publish an article about the candidate who has been selected for the event. The focus of every article must stay within the arena of the person’s career as a movie director. The third and final item on the list of guidelines is an uncompromising rule of meeting the deadline for submission. Every article that you would like to submit for the event must be e-mailed to Nick Powell [ If you would like to submit an article that you published a couple of months or years ago I will accept them for participation in the event. Make sure to include a direct URL link to every article that you would like to submit. There is no minimum or maximum number of articles that can be submitted.

I only ask that you send me links to articles already published. Nothing is published in this article by itself, as it really is just a gateway to a bunch of different links.


8 Responses to Director’s Chair #32: Frank Capra

  1. Rob Carraher says:

    Nice choice! I am excited to see what the blogging community comes up with for this!

  2. alexkittle says:

    Will there be any banners for this? I’d like to promote it!

  3. themarknight says:

    Howdy fellow lambs!
    check out my end-of-the-year awards program – The Golden Syringes!

  4. idawson says:

    I was hoping on doing a retrospective of four of his films with an overall analysis. I will score the films that I mention in my feature – is that okay? If need be I can cut my list of films discussed.

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