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Gish, Lillian 1896-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 150 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Christmas stories 
Roles: Costume designer, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lillian Gish
Broken blossoms by Thomas Burke ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1918 and 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In slummy Limehouse, a young Chinaman loves the daughter of a brute, who kills her; the Chinaman then kills him and commits suicide
Le cinéma, Mr. Griffith et moi by Lillian Gish ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ses mémoires sont beaucoup plus qu'un autoportrait, toute l'histoire du cinéma y défile
Intolerance love's struggle throughout the ages by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Made up of four separate historical events from the fall of Babylon to a modern crime story to show humanity's intolerance and inhumanity through the ages. DVD
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic story of the flight of Huck Finn and the slave Jim down the Mississippi, and their encounters with the world at large
Sweet liberty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Hollywood moves into his home-town to make a movie from his Pullitzer prizewinning book on the American Revolution, author Michael Burgess's comfortable life is turned upside down
Orphans of the storm by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1921 and 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lillian and Dorothy Gish in a drama of the French Revolution
The whales of August by Lindsay Anderson ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two sisters holidaying on an island off the coast of Maine struggle to reconcile some of their differences. Their routine is upset by the arrival of two visitors
The birth of a nation D.W. Griffith's mighty spectacle made in 1915 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the American Civil War, the emancipation of the slaves, Lincoln's assassination, and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan as seen through the eyes of two opposing families
The Birth of a Nation (1915) by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film tells the story of the Civil War and its aftermath, as seen through the eyes of two families. The Stonemans hail from the North, the Camerons from the South. When war breaks out, the Stonemans cast their lot with the Union, while the Camerons are loyal to Dixie. After the war, Ben Cameron, distressed that his beloved south is now under the rule of blacks and carpetbaggers, organizes several like-minded Southerners into a secret vigilante group called the Ku Klux Klan. When Cameron's beloved younger sister Flora leaps to her death rather than surrender to the lustful advances of renegade slave Gus, the Klan wages war on the new Northern-inspired government and ultimately restores "order" to the South
Birth of a nation (Motion picture) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This epic Civil War drama, using the interwoven stories of two families, one Southern and one Northern, is one of the most influential films in the history of the cinema and, because of its racism, one of the most controversial
Hearts of the world ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hearts of the World, initiated by a request from the British government, was Griffith's contribution to the war effort. It portrays the war in terms of its effect on two expatriate American families in a French village. Harron and Lillian Gish are the Boy and the Girl (as referred to in the titles) separated by war and then reunited as the village is overrun by Germans. Dorothy Gish's abilities are given full rein in her role as a street singer from Paris. The early scenes of domestic tranquility and the unromantic depiction of the war at the front are the film's strengths. Obsessive sexuality represented by the threatened couple and the threatening Germans is meant to carry symbolic weight in the melodramatic climax
Portrait of Jennie by William Dieterle ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A struggling artist meets a strangely etheral girl in Central Park and finds himself falling in love. But this is no ordinary relationship - it is a love that transcends time realised in a supreme example of studio-created atmosphere conjured up by Joseph August's camera. For surrealists like Breton and Bunuel, Portrait of Jennie, along with Peter Ibbetson, constitute commercial cinema's refusal of the idea that the world of dreams and the world of reality are quite separate. These films represent the realisation of the possibility of the real being contaminated by the imaginary, a key idea of Breton's. DVD
[D.W. Griffith Biograph compilation 1909. No. 2] ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1912 and 1913 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Burglar's Dilemma (1912) is a crime melodrama condemning the use of intimidation and circumstantial evidence to gain a conviction. The story climaxes with two lines of action simultaneously in the frame. Near to Earth (1913), a drama filmed in an Italian fishing village in California. The Wanderer (1913) is a melodrama about love and murder in a Mexican village. His Mother's Son (1913) is a melodrama featuring a grotesquely domineering mother
The Wind by Victor Sjöström ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1927 and 1928 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letty, a girl from Virginia, is forced to make her home with her cousin Beverly on a desert farm where the wind blows constantly. On her arrival she meets Roddy, an attractive stranger and two cowboys, Lige and Sourdough. Letty later marries Lige. While Lige is away on a roundup, Roddy arrives and takes advantage of Letty's helplessness and she shoots him. She buries his body in the sand, but the strong wind tugs at the grave and uncovers it, driving her mad. Lige returns and Letty tells him what has happened. They look for the body, but the strong wind has covered it once again. They decide to face the wind together
Way down East a simple story of plain people ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A country girl is tricked into a fake marriage by a lecherous playboy. He deserts her when she becomes pregnent. After the death of the baby she seeks refuge in the house of a puritanical squire. The melodramatic cliche of the original play is transformed, suffused with the timelessness of myth by Griffith and the principal players. The extraordinary delicacy and intensity of Gish is well complemented by the playing of Barthelmess as the country boy. The final scenes of fragility against the elements (filmed at some risk to Gish and Barthelmess) are a tour-de-force of staging, composition and editing
An unseen enemy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two twins, left orphaned and wealthy by their father, are held captive by their opportunistic maid and her unsightly companion
A wedding by Robert Altman ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Altman's outrageous satire on the great American institution of marriage. Muffin and Dino are married -- will anyone survive the wedding? The all-star cast includes Carol Burnett, Lillian Gish, Geraldine Chaplin, Desi Arnaz, Jr., and Mia Farrow
Intolerance. love's struggle throughout the ages ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of four separate stories, all set in different periods of time, all with their own characters. Each story shows how hatred and intolerance have battled against love and charity throughout the ages. The fall of Babylon, the death of Christ, the massacre of the Huguenots, and a contemporary drama, are interwoven to unfold this common theme. Suffering of the innocents makes the salvation of the current generation possible is Griffith's view of history as determined by this film
The cobweb ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first of Minnelli's trio of male-centred melodramas (see also Some Came Running and Home From The Hill) that are as revealing of the anxieties of middle America, in the fifties, as Sirk's series of melodramas at Universal. Central to the drama, here set in an up-market mid-West psychiatric clinic, is the threat posed to an experiment in benevolent paternalism by disharmonies in the family life of the clinic's director that spill over into the barely contained tensions within the institution. The objective camera style (the repression of editing in tableau-like long 'takes'), that was the response of Minnelli and others to the demands of early CinemaScope, sets up an almost dialectical relationship with the melodrama as written and scored, a formal correlation for the underlying antinomies, in the drama, of freedom versus control, expression versus repression, etc. This laserdisc version is letter-boxed to retain the original CinemaScope format
The unforgiven by John Huston ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A supposedly peace-loving community is shaken when the daughter of one of its white settlers is accused of being an Indian
 
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