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The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic

Author: D W GriffithFrank E WoodsG W BitzerJoseph Carl BreilLillian GishAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Kino Classics, [2011] ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Deluxe 3-disc editionView all editions and formats
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Nearly 100 years after its initial release, this film remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
War films
Epic films
Film adaptations
Silent films
Feature films
Fiction films
Short films
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: D W Griffith; Frank E Woods; G W Bitzer; Joseph Carl Breil; Lillian Gish; Mae Marsh; Henry B Walthall; Miriam Cooper; Mary Alden; Ralph Lewis; Wallace Reid; Thomas Dixon; Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.; Kino Classics (Firm)
OCLC Number: 760002520
Language Note: Restorations are silent films with music score and English intertitles.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the novel The Clansman by Thomas Dixon.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1915.
The 2011 restoration with a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra; music in the 1993 restoration adapted from the original score by Joseph Carl Breil.
Special features: Disc 1. Spoken introductions by D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston (including the newly rediscovered intermission sequence) -- Disc 2. "The making of The birth of a nation" documentary -- Disc 3. Prelude to The birth of a nation (1930) ; Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffith: In the border states, The house with closed shutters, The fugitive, His trust, His trust fulfilled, Swords and hearts, The battle ; text features: "New York vs. The birth of a nation", excerpts from the novel The clansman, Photoplay Magazine article: D.W. Griffith on the Making of the birth of a nation "The story of David Mark Griffith" (part V) ; posters, ads, and souvenir programs gallery.
Credits: Music, The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, Wallace Reid.
Description: 3 videodisc (192 min.) sound, black and white (tinted) ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 stereo; NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Contents: Disc 1: The 2011 restoration --
Disc 2: The 1993 restoration and The making of 'The birth of a nation' --
Disc 3: Bonus films and documents.
Other Titles: In the Border states.
House with closed shutters.
Fugitive.
His trust.
His trust fulfilled.
Swords and hearts.
Battle.
Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1915)
D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Responsibility: Kino Classics ; directed by D.W. Griffith ; screenplay by G.W. Bitzer, D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods.

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Nearly 100 years after its initial release, this film remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. 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.

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