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The birth of a nation

Author: D W GriffithFrank E WoodsG W BitzerJoseph Carl BreilJon C MirsalisAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kino on Video, ©2002.
Series: Griffith masterworks.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Genre/Form: Silent
Feature films
Short films
Silent films
Historical films
War films
Epic films
Fiction films
Historical
Drama
Film adaptations
History
Named Person: Thomas Dixon; Thomas Dixon
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: D W Griffith; Frank E Woods; G W Bitzer; Joseph Carl Breil; Jon C Mirsalis; Lillian Gish; Mae Marsh; Henry B Walthall; Miriam Cooper; Mary Alden; Ralph Lewis; George Siegmann; Walter Long; Robert Harron; Wallace Reid; Joseph Henabery; Elmer Clifton; Josephine Crowell; Spottiswoode Aitken; George André Beranger; Raoul Walsh; Donald Crisp; Walter Huston; Thomas Dixon; David Shepard; Bret Wood; Biograph Company.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 51328061
Language Note: Silent, with music accompaniment.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1915 motion picture.
Adapted from the novel: The clansman / by Thomas Dixon.
Credits: Produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; original score by Joseph Carl Breil ; supplemental music composed and performed by Jon C. Mirsalis.
Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, George Siegmann, Walter Long, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Joseph Henabery, Elmer Clifton, Josephine Crowell, Spottiswoode Aitken, George Beranger, Raoul Walsh, Donald Crisp.
Description: 2 videodiscs (187 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Birth of a nation --
Making of The birth of a nation / Film Preservation Associates ; compiled and written by Russell Merritt ; produced by David Shepard ; directed by Robert G. Beecher (1993) --
Prelude to The birth of a nation / [conversation between D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston] (1930) --
In the border states / Biograph Company (1910) --
House with closed shutters / Biograph Company (1910) --
Fugitive / Biograph Company (1910) --
His trust : the faithful devotion and self-sacrifice of an old Negro servant / Biograph Company (1911) --
His trust fulfilled / Biograph Company (1910) --
Swords and hearts / Biograph Company (1911) --
Battle / Biograph Company (1911) --
New York vs. The birth of a nation --
Posters, ads, souvenir programs --
Excerpts from the novel --
D.W. Griffith on the making of The birth of a nation.
Series Title: Griffith masterworks.
Other Titles: Birth of a nation (Motion picture)
Birth of a nation and the Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
Responsibility: produced exclusively by D.W. Griffith ; production under the personal direction of D.W. Griffith ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods ; photography, G.W. Bitzer.

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Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

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