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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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