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The Resource The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic, David W. Griffith Corp ; screenplay by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods ; directed by D.W. Griffith

The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic, David W. Griffith Corp ; screenplay by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods ; directed by D.W. Griffith

Label
The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic
Title
The birth of a nation
Title remainder
D.W. Griffith's American epic
Statement of responsibility
David W. Griffith Corp ; screenplay by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods ; directed by D.W. Griffith
Title variation
D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nearly 100 years after its initial release, this film remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one Northern and one Southern, during and after the Civil War
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Restorations are silent films with music score and English intertitles
PerformerNote
Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, Wallace Reid
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1883-1946
  • 1891-1976
  • 1864-1946
  • 1893-1993
  • 1875-1948
  • 1872-1937
  • 1895-1968
  • 1891-1923
  • 1878-1936
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alden, Mary
  • Cooper, Miriam
  • Dixon, Thomas
  • Gish, Lillian
  • Griffith, D. W.
  • Lewis, Ralph
  • Marsh, Mae
  • Reid, Wallace
  • Walthall, Henry B.
  • Woods, Frank E
  • David W. Griffith Corp
  • Kino Classics (Firm)
  • Kino Lorber, Inc
Runtime
192
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ku Klux Klan (19th century)
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic, David W. Griffith Corp ; screenplay by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods ; directed by D.W. Griffith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel The Clansman by Thomas Dixon
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1915
  • Special features: Disc 1. Spoken introductions by D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston (including the newly rediscovered intermission sequence) -- Disc 2. "The making of The birth of a nation" documentary -- Disc 3. Prelude to The birth of a nation (1930) ; Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffith: In the border states, The house with closed shutters, The fugitive, His trust, His trust fulfilled, Swords and hearts, The battle ; text features: "New York vs. The birth of a nation", excerpts from the novel The clansman, Photoplay Magazine article: D.W. Griffith on the Making of the birth of a nation "The story of David Mark Griffith" (part V) ; posters, ads, and souvenir programs gallery
  • The 2011 restoration with a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra; music in the 1993 restoration adapted from the original score by Joseph Carl Breil
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1: The 2011 restoration -- Disc 2: The 1993 restoration and The making of 'The birth of a nation' -- Disc 3: Bonus films and documents
Control code
ocn760002520
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe 3-disc edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (192 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329083427
Other physical details
sd., col. tint
Publisher number
K834
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760002520
  • (Sirsi) a218496
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 stereo; NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic, David W. Griffith Corp ; screenplay by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods ; directed by D.W. Griffith
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel The Clansman by Thomas Dixon
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1915
  • Special features: Disc 1. Spoken introductions by D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston (including the newly rediscovered intermission sequence) -- Disc 2. "The making of The birth of a nation" documentary -- Disc 3. Prelude to The birth of a nation (1930) ; Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffith: In the border states, The house with closed shutters, The fugitive, His trust, His trust fulfilled, Swords and hearts, The battle ; text features: "New York vs. The birth of a nation", excerpts from the novel The clansman, Photoplay Magazine article: D.W. Griffith on the Making of the birth of a nation "The story of David Mark Griffith" (part V) ; posters, ads, and souvenir programs gallery
  • The 2011 restoration with a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra; music in the 1993 restoration adapted from the original score by Joseph Carl Breil
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1: The 2011 restoration -- Disc 2: The 1993 restoration and The making of 'The birth of a nation' -- Disc 3: Bonus films and documents
Control code
ocn760002520
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe 3-disc edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (192 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329083427
Other physical details
sd., col. tint
Publisher number
K834
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760002520
  • (Sirsi) a218496
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 stereo; NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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