Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper
Frank E. Woods (Screenplay), D.W. Griffith (Director), D.W. Griffith (Writer)
Release: Feb. 8th, 1915
Runtime: 3 hours, 10 minutes
The Birth of A Nation is a silent film from 1915 and the highest grossing silent film in film history. The film tells a romance story during the American civil war. D.W. Griffith invested heavily in its high production values, pioneering many new camera effects. The Birth of a Nation was strongly protested for its negative portrayal of newly freed slaves (mostly white actors in blackface), which went on to create and propagate negative images of...
I'm trying to watch this movie, but it's kinda difficult due to the fact that it's silent. Has anyone seen it who could give me a general feel to the movie? If not, does anyone know of any good movi...
I just watched D.W. Griffith's 1915 epic The Birth of a Nation, and I'm totally perplexed by the many positive reviews the film has received over the years...Both from those here at MoFo and it even m...
The highly controversial The Birth of a Nation from first-time director Nate Parker, pulled in $7 million on a reported $10 million budget it's premiere weekend. Considering it was the opening wide-re...
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What Griffith did differently was direct a stunning, landmark silent epic its approximately three hours long, and its still a riveting spectacle for cinephiles to behold.