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Birth of a Nation : The Dawn of a New Art ; / D.W. Griffith presents. .

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (175 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Passion Productions : 2002.

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General Note: Videodisc release of the 1915 silent motion picture.
"Adapted from Thomas Dixon's novel, "The clansman."
Creation/Production Credits Note: Written by Thomas F. Dixon ; produced and directed by D.W. Griffith.
Participant or Performer Note: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden.
Summary, etc.: The Civil War divided friends and destroyed families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war. This lavish epic was the very first feature length silent film. Its controversy, masterful battle scenes and moving family drama are still the cornerstones to the art of filmmaking.
Awards Note: An American Film Institute "Best" selection.
Subject: Ku Klux Klan (19th century) > Drama.
AFI 100 Greatest American Movies.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Drama.

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