D.W. Griffith's 100th Anniversary the Birth of a Nation

April 7, 2014|
D.W. Griffith's 100th Anniversary the Birth of a Nation by Ira H. Gallen
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A HISTORY OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOTION PICTURE EVER MADE

A hundred years have passed since the masterpiece of David Wark Griffith, The Birth of a Nation, first appeared on the screens of America, in the winter of 1915. It demonstrated that the cinema, no less than literature and no less than the stage, could become a topic of serious critical, esthetic, intellectual, political, social, and technical discussion. In this way it brought the motion picture into a position of commanding influence in the social life of the American nation.

The denunciation continues, and the storm over the film serves as a barometer of the global conflict, involving forces and issues set in motion by, but no means limited to, race. From the beginning it touched off several emotionally and politically explosive, interrelated, parallel controversies-controversy over Griffith; controversy over the film; controversy over the subject-matter and its treatment; controversy over the controversy.

As Griffith's official biographer Seymour Sterns main purpose of his book was to assemble, as extensively as possible, the rapidly vanishing record of what happened. You'll find Stern's writing on the subject as controversial as the film itself....
We all have our heroes in life, some look up to Baseball players, Politicians, Astronauts, Actors or even filmmakers. For Seymour Stern it was a director named D.W. Griffith. In fact it became an obsession that Seymour would take to his grave. Seymour Stern was a man obsessed: with the life and work of D.W. Griffith, with the future of...
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Title:D.W. Griffith's 100th Anniversary the Birth of a Nation
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:672 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.48 in
Shipping dimensions:672 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.48 in
Published:April 7, 2014
Publisher:FriesenPress
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781460236543

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