RSS
Movie collections of a movie geek with titles from as early as the 1890's. The movies in your mind? They are at the MovieRacks!

The Birth of a Nation

1915

Directed by D.W. Griffith

Starring Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish

A pivotal moment in Film history. Birth of a Nation was the first important feature length film. After Birth, nothing was the same: not the way the audiences watched movies, not the ways filmmakers created them.

The film tackled the sensitive issues towards black slaves. This was ciriticized by modern audiences and was picketed. Despite protests, Birth sold more tickets than any other movie, a record that stood for decades, and President W. Wilson famously compared it to "history written in lighting". That judgment has lasted.

It remains to this day one of the most shown most controversial films ever made. None-the-less it also remains a visionary film that still merits examination. And Griffith remains one of the cinemas greatest directors.

2 comments:

bluedreamer27 said...

wow i love your blog actually we have something in common in my "a scene to remember" but i admit you are the greater one heheh im just 18 soi i just make a recap from 80's and 90's movie
more power my friend

:-) said...

Hi Bluedreamer27! Thanks for your message! Being young does not limit us from having what we wanted to have. Just dream big, haha! I have a lot of classic films to post. These are my precious collections. I just want to share them. This is also my way of 'reviewing' them again... Hope to see you here again... best regards!

There was an error in this gadget
 
Copyright 2009 MovieRacks. All rights reserved.
Free WordPress Themes Presented by EZwpthemes.
Bloggerized by Miss Dothy