The Birth of a Nation
2011
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Director: D.W. Griffith
The birth of a nation (also known as The Clansman), directed by D.W.Griffith and released in 1915, is one of the most influential and controversial of American motion pictures. Set during and after the American Civil War, the film was based on Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman, a novel and play. The Birth of a Nation is noted for its innovative technical and narrative achievement, and its status as the first Hollywood “blockbuster”. It has provoked great controversy for its treatment of white supremacy and sympathetic of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.
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  • Director:- D. W. Griffith

    The birth of a nation (also known as The Clansman), directed by D.W.Griffith and released in 1915, is one of the most influential and controversial of American motion pictures. Set during and after the American Civil War, the film was based on Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman, a novel and play. The Birth of a Nation is noted for its innovative technical and narrative achievement, and its status as the first Hollywood “blockbuster”. It has provoked great controversy for its treatment of white supremacy and sympathetic of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.

    About Director:- David Llewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was a premier pioneering American film director.He is best known as the director of the controversial and groundbreaking 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916). Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation made pioneering use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its immense popularity set the stage for the dominance of the feature-length film. It also proved extremely controversial at the time and ever since for its negative depiction of Black Americans and their supporters, and its positive portrayal of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan.


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