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Gish, Lillian 1896-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 185 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Silent films  War films  Christmas stories 
Roles: Costume designer, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lillian Gish
Intolerance by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1916 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most influential films in the history of cinema, on the theme of man's intolerance throughout the ages, told in four separate but interwoven stories which culminate in a climax of cross cutting
The movies, Mr. Griffith, and me 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
Broken blossoms, or, The yellow man and the girl ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1919 and 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of Griffith's most widely acclaimed films uses a new style of lighting and photography to stress intimate character relationships rather than spectacle. A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. Tragedy results
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 ( 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
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 birth of a nation by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1915 and 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A special laserdisc edition of the film mastered from the original tinted print with a digital stereo orchestral score plus a 24 minute documentary detailing the production of the film. A reproduction of the original souvenir program from the film's world premiere is also included
Sweet liberty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 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
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
Broken blossoms by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1919 and 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
D.W. Griffith's silent melodrama, about the fateful friendship that develops between a Chinaman and the daughter of a prizefighter
Lillian Gish : the movies, Mr. Griffith, and me by Lillian Gish ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Way down East by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1920 and 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman is tricked into a false marriage, becomes pregnant, and finds herself out on her own with tragic results
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
A Birth of a Nation (1915) by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 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
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
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
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
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
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
Way down East a simple story of plain people ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1930 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romantic melodrama set in a remote village in New England. A young orphan girl (Lillian Gish) is seduced and has a baby which dies. She is taken on a servant by a farming family, but when her guilty past is revealed the farmer turns her out of the house into the wintry countryside. Carried away on an ice floe the girl almost drowns, but is rescued by the farmer's son who marries her
 
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