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Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) 1875-1948

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The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

401 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic story of the Civil War as seen through the lives of two families is a controversial classic of film history
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons by D. W Griffith( Visual )

318 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl by D. W Griffith( Visual )

173 editions published between 1918 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. Nursing her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between them
Way down East by D. W Griffith( Visual )

103 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodrama about a young woman who is lured into a fake marriage, becomes pregnant and is abandoned. She moves to a small town and falls in love with a wealthy but humble man, but cannot escape her scandalous past
Orphans of the storm by D. W Griffith( Visual )

65 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters are caught up in the French revolution of 1789
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

76 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied
Sally of the sawdust( Visual )

38 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields plays the role of Eustace McGargle, a carnival barker who has adopted young Sally, in his first and most famous silent feature film. Juggling and conning lead to a climax complete with an automobile race-to-the-rescue chase scene
The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic( Visual )

10 editions published between 1915 and 2011 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 100 years after its initial release, this film remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one Northern and one Southern, during and after the Civil War. D.W. Griffith's masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African-Americans
D.W. Griffith's Biograph shorts( Visual )

8 editions published between 1909 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The selection of motion pictures featured in this disc set traces D.W. Griffith's rapid development as a filmmaker during his five years stint at the Biograph Company"--Container
D.W. Griffith : years of discovery, 1909-1913( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty two of the best early films directed by D.W. Griffith which helped shape cinematic narrative for two generations
The avenging conscience, or, 'Thou shalt not kill' by D. W Griffith( Visual )

20 editions published between 1914 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avenging conscience: A young writer who was raised by a stern uncle falls in love with a young woman. When the uncle attempts to track down the woman, the nephew kills him and then sees ghosts
The struggle by D. W Griffith( Visual )

10 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of alcoholism and its destructive influence
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established. This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition. Visual comedy, with notable elements of slapstick, is represented in Pathé Frères' The Policeman's Little Run (1907), Bangville Police (1913, marking the first appearance of the legendary Keystone Kops) and Max Linder's Troubles Of A Grass Widower (1908). Best remembered today as a major influence on Charlie Chaplin, Linder was one of the first and most popular stars of the cinema. The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Released the very same week was D.W. Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later. Equally prophetic are the dazzling animations showcased in the Vitograph Company's Windsor McCay And His Animated Pictures (1911)."--Publisher
The great train robbery( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special edition contains two versions of this historically significant western the original silent archival version and a digitally enhanced version with new music, effects track and color sequences
Tell me a story( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives from 1912-1913: D.W. Griffith's For his son, Lois Weber's Suspense, and Thomas Ince's The heart of an Indian, all mastered from beautiful 35mm film elements
Edgar Allen Poe by Maryland Public Television( Visual )

3 editions published between 1909 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.W. Griffith indulged his lifelong fascination with Edgar Allan Poe in his ambitious amalgam of the writer's poetry and prose
The Birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith, director by Paul McEwan( Book )

17 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of life in the South during and after the Civil War, depicting the war, the conflict between the defeated white Southerners and emancipated renegade Blacks, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan
D.W. Griffith, American film master by Iris Barry( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.W. Griffith, most famous for his controversial film Birth of a Nation, was one of the undisputed pioneers of the film industry. This illustrated monograph, first published in 1940, traces Griffith's rise from an obscure actor-poet to the most imaginitive and resourceful film producer of his time. In this facsimile edition of a classic, Iris Barry gives a critical evaluation of the man under whose aegis the basic principles of the art of motion pictures were first fully developed. As Barry writes in the book's conclusion, " ... the men who make films today know who it was that taught them the basis of their craft."
D. W. Griffith : interviews by D. W Griffith( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.W. Griffith (1875-1948) is one of the most influential figures in the history of the motion picture. As director of The Birth of a Nation, he is also one of the most controversial. He raised the cinema to a new level of art, entertainment, and innovation; and for the first time he illustrated film's potential to become propaganda, to champion a cause and influence an audience. Collected together here are virtually all of the interviews given by D.W. Griffith from the first in 1914 to the last in 1948. Some of the interviews concentrate on specific films, including The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, and, most substantially, Hearts of the World. Other interviews provide the director with an opportunity to expound on topics of personal interest, including the importance of the proper exhibition of his and others' films, and his search for truth and beauty on screen. The interviews are taken from many sources, including leading newspapers, trade papers, and fan magazines. They are often marked by humor and by a desire to please the interviewer and thus the reader. Griffith may not have been particularly enthusiastic about giving interviews, but he seems determined always to put on a good show. Anthony Slide, Studio City, California, is the author of seventy-five books, including The Griffith Actress and The Films of D.W. Griffith, coauthored with Edward Wagenknecht. In 1990, he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Bowling Green University, at which time he was hailed by Griffith's most famous actress, Lillian Gish, as "our preeminent historian of the silent film."
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The birth of a nation
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controlled identityWarwick, Grenville, 1875-1948

Arvidson, Linda

Brayington, Lawrence 1875-1948

D. W. Griffith American film director and producer

D. W. Griffith Amerikaans filmregisseur

D. W. Griffith amerikai filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró, színész és filmproducer

D. W. Griffith pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

D. W. Griffith yhdysvaltalainen elokuvaohjaaja


David Wark Griffith

David Wark Griffith director cinematográfico estadounidense

David Wark Griffith réalisateur américain

David Wark Griffith regista statunitense

David Wark Griffith US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Filmproduzent

De Tolignac, Gaston

Deivids Vorks Grifits

DeTolignac, Gaston 1875-1948

Fremont Marian 1875-1948

Griffit, Dėvid Uork

Griffit, Dėvid Uork 1875-1948

Griffith, D.W.

Griffith D. W. 1875-1948

Griffith, David Llewelyn Wark.

Griffith, David Llewelyn Wark 1875-1948

Griffith, David W. 1875-1948

Griffith, David Wark

Griffith, David Wark 1875-1948.

Griffith, Lawrence 1875-1948

Griffith, Thomas 1875-1948

Hicks, Granville 1875-1948

Lawrence, Alfred 1875-1948

Marier, Victor 1875-1948

Marier, Victor, Captain 1875-1948

Sinclair, Irene 1875-1948

Sinclair, Roy 1875-1948

Tolignac, Gaston de

Tolignac, Gaston de 1875-1948

Tolignac, M. Gaston de 1875-1948

Wark Griffith, David 1875-1948

Warwick Granville 1875-1948

Warwick, Grenville 1875-1948

Гриффит, Дэвид Уорк 1875-1948

Девід Ворк Гріффіт

Девід Ворк Гріффіт 1875-1948

Дейвид Уорк Грифит

Дейвид Уорк Грифит 1875-1948

Дејвид В. Грифит

Дэвид Уорк Гриффит

Дэвід Уорк Грыфіт

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ديفيد غريفيث مخرج ومنتج أفلام أمريكي

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دیوید وارک گریفیث تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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그리피스, D. W. 1875-1948

그리피스, 데이비드 와크 1875-1948

데이비드 와크 그리피스

グリフィス, D W


Way down EastOrphans of the stormThe Birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith, directorD.W. Griffith, American film masterD.W. Griffith, American film masterThe Birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith, directorD.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation : a history of "the most controversial motion picture of all time"