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D.W. Griffith"s the Birth of a Nation

A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time

by Melvyn Stokes

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Film theory & criticism,
  • Films, cinema,
  • Racism & racial discrimination,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • The Americas,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism,
  • Film & Video - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10135346M
    ISBN 100195336798
    ISBN 109780195336795

    The release of “Django Unchained,” and the discussion surrounding it, have brought “Birth of a Nation”—D. W. Griffith’s disgustingly racist yet titanically original feature—back. 7 books The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan + Crime Movies: An Illustrated History of the Gangster Genre From D.W. Griffith to "Pulp Fiction". + Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me + D.W. Griffith: An American Life + THINKING IN PICTURES, DRAMATIC STRUCTURE IN D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH FILMS + FOCUS ON BIRTH OF A NATION + Focus on.

    Making headlines from the day it opened in , "The Birth of a Nation" became the most successful silent film ever made, grossing over $10 million in its first run. Director D.W. Griffith's audacious and bravura achievement turned a lurid, negrophobic play called "The Clansman" into a three-hour epic that traces the Civil War, the assassination of Lincoln and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. The Birth of a Nation was the creation of DW Griffith, who had tried his hand as an actor and playwright but whose real genius lay in film-making. Nothing on its scale had even been attempted before.

    D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation: Analysis D. W. Griffith was raised on a Kentucky farm in Crestwood, with his father, his mother, and sister. His father was a colonel in the Confederate Army, and served Kentucky as a state legislator. This scene from D.W. Griffith's “Birth of a Nation” romanticizes the Ku Klux Klan and illustrates racism in the United States during the film's time period.


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By going back to the original archives, particularly the NAACP and D. Griffith Papers, Stokes explodes many of the myths surrounding The Birth of a Nation (). Yet the story that remains is fascinating: the longest American film of its time, Griffith's film incorporated many new features, including the first full musical score compiled Cited by: D.W.

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In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this ground-breaking, aesthetically brilliant, and yet highly controversial movie. By going back to the original archives, particularly the NAACP and D.

Griffith Papers, Stokes explodes many of the myths surrounding The Birth of a Nation ().Reviews: 1. In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this ground-breaking, aesthetically brilliant, and yet highly controversial going back to the original archives, particularly the NAACP and D.

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On February 8,D.W. Griffith ’s Birth of a Nation, a landmark film in the history of cinema, premieres at Clune’s Auditorium in Los Angeles. The silent film was America’s first feature. Griffith's “The Birth of a Nation”: A History of “The Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time”- By Melvyn Stokes.

D. Griffith didn't invent every technique used in The Birth of a Nation. Billy Bitzer was the cinematographer who came up with many including shooting at night. The film represents the culmination of visual strategies to communicate narrative that the film industry had been working on for the first twenty years of its existence.

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To watch D. Griffith's The Birth Of A Nation is to shift between delight at the subtle and brilliant acting of such Griffith regulars as Henry B.

Walthall and Lillian Gish; amazement at the power of its innovative cinematography (by the renowned Billy Bitzer); and dismay at its unashamed racism, its dependence on "blackface" stereotypes, and /5(12).

D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation: A History of 'The Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time': : Stokes, Melvyn: Libri in altre lingue/5(8). birth of a nation Controversial but highly influential and innovative silent film directed by D.W. Griffith. It demonstrated the power of film propaganda and revived the KKK.

D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time: Stokes, Melvyn: Books - (8). The Birth of a Nation Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall in The Birth of a Nation (), directed by D.W.

Griffith. David W. Griffith Corporation. Read More on This Topic. history of the motion picture: D.W. Griffith. opened in Marchretitled The Birth of a Nation, it was immediately pronounced “epoch-making” and recognized. Griffith directed and produced The Clansman through Reliance-Majestic Studios inwhich became known as The Birth of a Nation and is considered one of the early feature length American films.

The film was a success, but it aroused much controversy due to its depiction of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan and race relations in the American Civil War and the reconstruction era of the United : David Wark Griffith, Janu. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for D.W.

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Griffith's "the birth of a nation" are accurate -it took movies out of the nickelodeons, making them bug business -the birth of a nation was the most popular and profitable movie prior to gone w the wind in D.W.

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