S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r. Nearly 100 years after its initial release, THE BIRTH OF A NATION remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences.
After nearly a hundred years, D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation. loaded with extras, including a spanking new 1080p transfer, from Kino.
After nearly a hundred years, D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation. loaded with extras, including a spanking new 1080p transfer, from Kino. Interesting both as testimony of racism in the United States at the beginning of the XXth century and as innovative cinematographic expression. Нация Z / Z Nation [02х01 из 13] (2015) WEB-DL 1080p LostFilm, 1.78 GB Украина - Становление нации / Ukraine - The Birth of a Nation. Directed by D.W. Griffith. With Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper. The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing.
It is the epic story of two families, one northern and one southern, during and after the Civil War. D. W. Griffith's masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African-Americans. It was the greatest feature-length blockbuster yet to be produced in the United States and the first to be shown in the White House. However flawed, the film made history. In cities and states across the country, it energized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which tried to have the film banned and censored.
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The film also inspired African Americans to move into filmmaking as a way to offer alternative images and stories. " He achieved what no other known man has achieved. To watch his work is like being witness to the beginning of melody, or the first conscious use of the lever or the wheel; the emergence, coordination and first eloquence of language; the birth of an art: and to realize that this is all the work of one man " - James Agee. “ Classic or not, ‘Birth of a Nation' has long been one of the embarrassments of film scholarship. It can't be ignored. and yet it was regarded as outrageously racist even at a time when racism was hardly a household word. ” - Andrew Sarris.
“ It is like writing history with Lightning. And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true. ”—President Woodrow Wilson, allegedly after seeing it at a White House screening. The words are quoted onscreen at the beginning of most prints of the film. “ The President was entirely unaware of the nature of the play before it was presented and at no time has expressed his approbation of it.
”—Letter from J. Tumulty, secretary to President Wilson, to the Boston branch of the NAACP, which protested against the film's blackface villains and heroic Ku Klux Klansmen. Posters ( CLICK to ENLARGE ).