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Birth Of A Nation (1915) D. W. Griffith DVD, MP4 Download, USB Stick

Birth Of A Nation (1915) D. W. Griffith DVD, MP4 Download, USB Stick
Birth Of A Nation (1915) D. W. Griffith DVD, MP4 Download, USB Stick
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The Birth Of A Nation, D. W. Griffith's Controversial Silent Epic Drama Classic Starring Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh And Henry B. Walthall! The Original 190 Minute Form Of Griffith's Crackerjack Racist Civil War Masterpiece, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1915, 3 Hours 10 Minutes.) #BirthOfANation #TheBirthOfANation #TheClansman #DWGriffith #LillianGish #Reconstruction #KKK #KuKluxKlan #AmericanCivilWar #WarBetweenTheStates #Slavery #StoneMountain #StoneMountainGeorgia #Racism #Movies #SilentMovies #SilentFilms #SilentEra #Films #Hollywood #ClassicalHollywoodCinema #ClassicalHollywoodNarrative #ClassicHollywoodCinema #GoldenAgeOfHollywood #OldHollywood #SilverScreen #Cinema #Drama #HistoricalDrama #DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload


Director:

D. W. Griffith

Writers:

Thomas F. Dixon Jr. (Novel "The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan", Novel "The Leopard's Spots", Play "The Clansman")
D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods (Screenplay)

Cast:

Lillian Gish ... Elsie Stoneman
Mae Marsh ... Flora Cameron
Henry B. Walthall ... Col. Ben Cameron (as Henry Walthall)
Miriam Cooper ... Margaret Cameron
Mary Alden ... Lydia Brown
Ralph Lewis ... Austin Stoneman
George Siegmann ... Silas Lynch (as George Seigmann)
Walter Long ... Gus / Scalawag lieutenant in Cameron home
Robert Harron ... Tod Stoneman
Wallace Reid ... Jeff the Blacksmith (as Wallace Reed)
Joseph Henabery ... Abraham Lincoln (as Jos. Henabery)
Elmer Clifton ... Phil Stoneman
Josephine Crowell ... Mrs. Cameron
Spottiswoode Aitken ... Dr. Cameron
George Beranger ... Wade Cameron (as J.A. Beringer)
Maxfield Stanley ... Duke Cameron
Jennie Lee ... Mammy
Donald Crisp ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
Howard Gaye ... Gen. Robert E. Lee


February 8, 1915: The Birth Of A Nation (originally called The Clansman), directed and co-produced by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish, premieres in Los Angeles. The screenplay is adapted from the novel and play The Clansman, both by Thomas Dixon Jr.. Griffith co-wrote the screenplay (with Frank E. Woods), and co-produced the film (with Harry Aitken). Three hours long, the film was originally presented in two parts separated by an intermission; it was the first 12-reel film in the United States. The film chronicles the relationship of two families in the American Civil War and Reconstruction era over the course of several years: the pro-Union Northern Stonemans and the pro-Confederacy Southern Camerons. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth is dramatized. The film was a commercial success, though it was highly controversial for its portrayal of black men (many played by white actors in blackface) as unintelligent and sexually aggressive towards white women, and the portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) (whose original founding is dramatized) as a heroic force. There were widespread black protests against The Birth of a Nation, such as in Boston, while thousands of white Bostonians flocked to see the film. The NAACP spearheaded an unsuccessful campaign to ban the film. Griffith's indignation at efforts to censor or ban the film motivated him to produce Intolerance the following year. The film's release is also credited as being one of the events that inspired the formation of the "second era" Ku Klux Klan at Stone Mountain, Georgia, in the same year. The Birth of a Nation, along with the trial and lynching of Leo Frank for the 1913 murder of Mary Phagan in Atlanta, was used as a recruiting tool for the KKK. Under President Woodrow Wilson, a defender of the Klan, it was the first American motion picture to be screened inside the White House. Griffith's innovative techniques and storytelling power have made The Birth of a Nation one of the landmarks of film history. In 1992, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.