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D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: a history of the most controversial motion picture of all time

Stokes, M.; (2007) D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: a history of the most controversial motion picture of all time. Oxford University Press: New York, US.

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Abstract

Book description: In this deeply researched and fascinating study, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception, and continuing history of D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation . The 1915 film introduced many new conventions that would soon come to define American cinema, while it also drew large numbers of middle-class patrons to moviegoing for the first time. Though the film was a landmark aesthetic work, it was also a spectacle of unfettered racism, with a storyline that would inspire both bigotry and distrust. This indispensable account sheds light on both its groundbreaking formal qualities and its long shadow, twin sides to one of the twentieth century's most powerful works of art.

Type:Book
Title:D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: a history of the most controversial motion picture of all time
ISBN-13:9780195336788
Publisher version:http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/FilmMediaPerformingArts/FilmStudies/?view=usa&ci=9780195336788
Language:English
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > History

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