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Intolerance : a drama of comparisons

Author: D W GriffithAnita LoosG W BitzerMae MarshRobert HarronAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, ©2002.
Series: Griffith masterworks.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Silent films
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: D W Griffith; Anita Loos; G W Bitzer; Mae Marsh; Robert Harron; F A Turner; Sam De Grasse; Vera Lewis; Miriam Cooper; Walter Long; Tom Wilson; Ralph Lewis; Lloyd Ingraham; A W McClure; John McCarthy; Howard Gaye; Lillian Langdon; Olga Grey; Erich von Ritzau; Bessie Love; William H Brown; George Walsh; Margery Wilson; Eugene Pallette; Spottiswoode Aitken; Ruth Handforth; Frank Bennett; Constance Talmadge; Joseph Henabery; Elmer Clifton; W E Lawrence; Alfred Paget; Seena Owen; Tully Marshall; Lillian Gish; Bret Wood; Wark Producing Corporation.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 51327925
Language Note: Silent, with English intertitles and new score.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1916 motion picture.
Remastered, with color tinted sequences.
"A sun-play of the ages"--Title card.
Special features include: Introduction by Orson Welles; excerpt of The last days of Pompeii (1913); excerpt of Cabiria (1914); excerpt of The fall of Babylon (alternate ending); pamphlets; about the score; the book.
Credits: Music composed by Joseph Turrin ; produced for video by Bret Wood.
Cast: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, F.A. Turner, Sam De Grasse, Vera Lewis, Miriam Cooper, Walter Long, Tom Wilson, Ralph Lewis, Lloyd Ingraham, A.W. McClure, John P. McCarthy, Howard Gaye, Lillian Langdon, Olga Grey, erich von Ritzau, Bessie Love, William H. Brown, George Walsh, Margery Wilson, Eugene Pallette, Spottiswood Aitken, Ruth Handforth, Frank Bennett, Constance Talmadge, Joseph Henabery, Elmer Clifton, W.E. Lawrence, Alfred Paget, Seena Owen, Tully Marshall, Lillian Gish.
Description: 1 videodisc (197 min.) : sd., b&w tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; full-frame 1.33:1 presentation.
Contents: I. Opening Titles --
II. The reformers --
III. Jerusalem, the golden city --
IV. Paris, A.D. 1572 --
V. Miss Jenkins commits --
VI. Babylon, 539 B.C.
Series Title: Griffith masterworks.
Other Titles: Intolerance (Motion picture)
D.W. Griffith's Intolerance
Drama of comparisons
Responsibility: Wark Producing Corporation ; produced, written, and directed by D.W. Griffith ; titles by Anita Loos ; photography, G.W. Bitzer.

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Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city.

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