The Birth of a Nation DVD

The Birth of a Nation DVD Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  One of the most artistically significant and controversial motion pictures ever made D W Griffith&39;s silent epic The Birth of a Nation was a massive commercial success at the time of its release owing to its dynamic storytelling and its breakthrough developments in cinema language that have become common traits of practically every film that has since followed However the picture&39;s legacy is one that continues to elicit outrage over its vulgar depictions of African-Americans and its deceptive historiography of the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century The Birth of a Nation begins depicting the amiable relationship between two families Northern and Southern and the way in which the impending Civil War intensifies the conflict of their worldviews Following the end of the war and the assassination of President Lincoln a lawless chaos courses throughout the Reconstruction South and the Ku Klux Klan is formed to take on a rising black militia and impose a vengeful vigilante justice across their land and "birthright" It&39;s a film that&39;s deeply divisive even to the senses of a single viewer images of painterly beauty in composition and tonal quality often exhibit a contemptuous inflammatory coarseness with regard to subject matter; just as frequently long tracts evince an innocent terrifically lyrical grandeur Griffith would attempt to make amends for the moral schism of this schizophrenic epic in his next film Intolerance but The Birth of a Nation cannot - and should not - remain unseen or undiscussed it is a great and terrible masterpiece The Masters of Cinema Series releases Griffith&39;s three-hour epic including a series of the director&39;s Civil War shorts Actors Lillian Gish Mae Marsh Henry B Walthall & Miriam Cooper Director DW Griffith Certificate 15 years and over Year 1915 Screen 1371 Languages English - Dolby Digital (20) Stereo Duration 3 hours and 10 minutes (approx)
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