The Birth of a Nation
The film tells the story of the Civil War and the reconstruction through the eyes of two families. The war divides friends and destroys families, but that's still nothing when compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after that.
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August 19, 2013 It's hard to applaud a film where the Ku Klux Klan rides triumphantly to the rescue, and this, alas, undoes all the sterling work put in earlier and the wonderful performances from Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B Walthall and especially Robert Harron.Read in Source
August 19, 2013 The quasi-Victorian Griffith was in so many respects way ahead of his time even if his philosophy and mind-set could often be said to be behind it.Read in Source
August 19, 2013 This is an impressive spectacle, rightfully lauded for its myriad innovations. But the sentiments it expresses are pretty damn ugly.Read in Source
February 06, 2008 Birth of a Nation is a great epoch in picture making; it's great for pictures and it's great for the name and fame of David Wark Griffith. When a man like Griffith in a new field can do what he has done, he may as well be hailed while he is living.Read in Source
April 20, 2003 It is an unavoidable fact of American movie history, and must be dealt with.Read in Source
February 09, 2006 The biggest challenge the film provided for its audiences is perhaps to decide when 'ground-breaking, dedicated, serious cinematic art' must be reviled as politically reprehensible.Read in Source
August 19, 2013 A towering milestone in the history of cinema. Asentimentalised, reactionary slab of racism. Can a film be both? In the case of D.W. Griffith's silent-era classic The Birth Of A Nation, unfortunately it can.Read in Source
February 06, 2008 Griffith's later films are unquestionably superior. But here, in a very real sense, is where the movies began, both as an art and as a business.Read in Source
August 19, 2013 Problematically, Birth of a Nation wasn't just a seminal commercial spectacle but also a decisively original work of art -- in effect, the founding work of cinematic realism, albeit a work that was developed to pass lies off as reality.Read in Source
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March 25, 2006 The civil war battle pictures, taken in panorama, represent enormous effort and achieve a striking degree of success.
August 19, 2013 The Birth of a Nation has become a staple of any film studies course, for its excellent performances, thrilling action sequences and epic landscapes. However it's subject matter is much more controversial now.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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