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Birth Of A Nation
Artist: Griffith, D. W.
UPC: 00738329083427
Studio: Kino International
Genre: Silent Films
Screen: Standard screen
    OUR PRICE: $21.74  
Product Type: DVD
Released: November 2011
Annotation: A tale of the Civil War from the South's point of view, set around a love story.
Additional Information
Rating: NR
Runtime: 187 mins
Number of discs: 3
Weight: 0.28 lbs
Info: Black & White, Standard screen, Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Silent
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2011-11-22
Run Time : 11220
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : (unknown)
In Print Date : 2011-11-22
Extra Info : Deluxe Edition
Category : Dramas, Civil War, Classic, Family Interaction, Vintage, War, Recommended, Period Piece, Essential Cinema
Original Release Year : 1915
Released By : Kino on Video
Area : USA
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Synopsis: D.W. Griffith's landmark saga of the Civil War, based on Thomas Dixon Jr's "The Clansman" is presented here in its original, color-tinted, uncut format. Selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This landmark film from silent director D.W. Griffith was the first movie blockbuster. However, it also reveals a horribly racist version of American history. The first part of the film chronicles the Civil War as experienced through the eyes of two families; the Stonemans from the North, and the Camerons of the South. Lifelong friends, they become divided by the Mason-Dixon line, with tragic results. Large-scale battle sequences and meticulous historical details culminate with a staged re-creation of Lincoln's assassination. The second half of the film chronicles the Reconstruction, as Congressman Austin Stoneman (Ralph Lewis) puts evil Silas Lynch (George Siegmann) in charge of the liberated slaves at the Cameron hometown of Piedmont. Armed with the right to vote, the freed slaves cause all sorts of trouble until Ben Cameron (Henry B. Walthall) founds the Ku Klux Klan and restores order and "decency" to the troubled land. While THE BIRTH OF A NATION was a major step forward in the history of filmmaking, it must be noted that the film supports a racist worldview. But there is no denying that it remains a groundbreaking achievement, setting a high watermark for film as an art form.
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