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Birth's Directorial Ranks

Birth's Directorial Ranks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 8th 2018

The Birth of a Nation (1915), as alternately fantastic and morally repellent an accomplishment as it is, sits atop the resumé of its director/co-producer/co-writer D.W. Griffith, but this benchmark mo

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Astonishing, Repulsive, Too Important to Miss

Astonishing, Repulsive, Too Important to Miss

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 7th 2018

Certain movies require viewer preparation and context, none more so than D.W. Griffith’s monumental Civil War and Reconstruction-era classic The Birth of a Nation (1915), an epic-sized “roadshow

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May's American Parade

May's American Parade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 26th 2018

An ambitious silent-era Civil War epic that changed moviemaking forever – and still challenges audiences with its raw and innovative film techniques in a visceral storytelling mode still agonizingl

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