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- The first prince of Babylon. // U.S. News & World Report;06/01/98, Vol. 124 Issue 21, p58
Describes the work and influence of D.W. Griffith. His 1915 film `The Birth of a Nation'; His background; His establishment of film as a new visual language; His treatment of actors; Notable Griffith films; How he lost touch with public taste; Competition of film with the rest of United States...
- Rescued from a Perilous Nest: D. W. Griffith's Escape from Theatre Into Film. Merritt, Russell // Cinema Journal;Fall81, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p2
The article focuses on the career of D. W. Griffith, recognized throughout the world as the single most important individual in the development of film as an art in the U.S. Griffith was a premier pioneering Academy Award-winning American film director. He is best known as the director of the...
- Ken Burns' Rebirth of a Nation: Television, Narrative, and Popular History. Edgerton, Gary // Film & History (03603695);Dec1992, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p118
The article focuses on the motion picture "The Civil War," made by Ken Burns. Burns's 11-hour version of the war between the states acted as a kind of lightning rod for a new generation, attracting a spectrum pf opinion that ranged from rapturous enthusiasm to milder interest in most segments of...
- 'White Man's Book No Good': D. W. Griffith and the American Indian. Jay, Gregory S. // Cinema Journal;Summer2000, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p3
Examines the representation of Indians in the short films of D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Co. during the early 20th century. Reason for the popularity of Native Americans as subjects in silent films; Analysis of several films; Discussion on the issue of white supremacy; Discussion on the...
- Becoming Visible: I'm White, Therefore I'm Anxious. Stokes, Mason // Color of Sex: Whiteness, Heterosexuality, & the Fictions of Whit;2001, p158
Discusses how the film 'The Birth of a Nation,' directed by D.W. Griffith offered an array of new possibilities for the representation and projection of white fears, fantasies and anxieties. Function of the Ku Klux Klan as a political antidote to black rioters and potential rapists and as a...
- Making history. Kennedy, Matthew // Bay Area Reporter;3/27/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 13, p37
Reports on the release of D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' motion picture on DVD. Cast of characters; Theme of the movie.
- Burning crosses. Louvish, Simon // Sight & Sound;Sep2000, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p12
Features D. W. Griffith, a film director. Films directed by Griffith; Information on the motion picture `Birth of a Nation.' Profile of Griffith.
- THE CLASSICS: evil and good are black and white in BIRTH OF A NATION. Carmichael, Peter S. // Civil War Times;Apr2003, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p66
Reviews the book 'Birth of a Nation,' by D.W. Griffith.
- LIGHTNING, CAMERA, ACTION. Hoberman, J. // American Prospect;Jun2005, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p65
Reviews the motion picture "The Birth of a Nation," directed by D. W. Griffith.