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The birth of a nation and the Civil War films of D.W. Griffith

Author: D W GriffithBret WoodDavid ShepardFrank E WoodsLillian GishAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kino on Video, ©2002.
Series: Griffith masterworks.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Civil War spectacular. Portrays life in the South during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Historical films
Silent films
Short films
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: D W Griffith; Bret Wood; David Shepard; Frank E Woods; Lillian Gish; Mae Marsh; Henry B Walthall; G W Bitzer; Miriam Cooper; Robert Harron; Wallace Reid; Bessie Love; Elmo Lincoln; Raoul Walsh; Donald Crisp; Ralph Lewis; Joseph Carl Breil; Jon C Mirsalis; Thomas Dixon; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 316894744
Language Note: Silent dialog with music.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1915 motion picture.
Based on the novel The clansman, by Thomas Dixon.
Credits: Director, D.W. Griffith ; writers, D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods ; photographer, William Bitzer ; original score by Joseph Carl Breil ; supplemental music composed and performed by Jon C. Mirsalis.
Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Bessie Love, Elmo Lincoln, Raoul Walsh, Donald Crisp, Ralph Lewis.
Description: 2 videodiscs (187 min.) : sd., col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1. The birth of a nation --
Disc 2. The making of The birth of a nation --
Filmed prologue to The birth of a nation --
In the border states --
The house with closed shutters --
The fugitive --
His trust --
His trust fulfilled --
Swords and hearts --
The battle --
New York vs. The birth of a nation (an archive of information documenting the battles over the film's 1922 re-release.
Series Title: Griffith masterworks.
Other Titles: Civil War films of D.W. Griffith.
Birth of a nation ; Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
Responsibility: D.W. Griffith presents ; produced under the direction of D.W. Griffith ; produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods.

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A Civil War spectacular. Portrays life in the South during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan.

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