The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Robert Lang
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813520278
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The birth of a nation follows the lives of two white families divided by, and enduring, the American Civil War, and includes elaborate cameos of historical events such as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

D W Griffith S The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Melvyn Stokes
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198044369
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In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this ground-breaking, aesthetically brilliant, and yet highly controversial movie. By going back to the original archives, particularly the NAACP and D. W. Griffith Papers, Stokes explodes many of the myths surrounding The Birth of a Nation (1915). Yet the story that remains is fascinating: the longest American film of its time, Griffith's film incorporated many new features, including the first full musical score compiled for an American film. It was distributed and advertised by pioneering methods that would quickly become standard. Through the high prices charged for admission and the fact that it was shown, at first, only in "live" theaters with orchestral accompaniment, Birth played a major role in reconfiguring the American movie audience by attracting more middle-class patrons. But if the film was a milestone in the history of cinema, it was also undeniably racist. Stokes shows that the darker side of this classic movie has its origins in the racist ideas of Thomas Dixon, Jr. and Griffith's own Kentuckian background and earlier film career. The book reveals how, as the years went by, the campaign against the film became increasingly successful. In the 1920s, for example, the NAACP exploited the fact that the new Ku Klux Klan, which used Griffith's film as a recruiting and retention tool, was not just anti-black, but also anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish, as a way to mobilize new allies in opposition to the film. This crisply written book sheds light on both the film's racism and the aesthetic brilliance of Griffith's filmmaking. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the cinema.

Griffith I The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Seymour Stern
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Rhodesia

Author: F. R. Metrowich
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Focus On The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Fred Silva
Editor: Prentice Hall
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The birth of a nation follows the lives of two white families divided by, and enduring, the American Civil War, and includes elaborate camoes of historical events such as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Birth Of A Nation

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Editor: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9781400048595
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A political satire follows the events surrounding East St. Louis's secession from the Union in the face of thousands of disenfranchised voters and a plan to finance the self-declared "Republic of Blackland" with a money-laundering scheme.

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Birth Of A Nation

Author: Julian Rathbone
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ISBN: 9781846326431
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Eddie Bosham (aka Charlie Boylan) is in prison on a murder charge. But he's not worried. He's innocent, and, anyway, he has hidden proof of a ghastly scandal that could bring down the monarchy. Taking up his memoirs from where we left him, marooned on the Galapagos Islands, we find Eddie offering a young Charles Darwin an explanation of why the finches on the islands vary. In Texas, staunchly loyal to whichever side will win, he spies for General Santa Anna at the Alamo and for Sam Houston at San Jacinto. Eddie works the Mississippi riverboats as a cardsharp. Caught cheating, he is forced to jump ship and inadvertently stumbles across the secret that will launch the Californian Gold Rush. Finally, having traversed the girth of a nation, his disgraceful saga ends, back east, at a highly inflammatory revivalist meeting...

Bangladesh The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Sisir Chatterjee
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The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Paul McEwan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844576590
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Portraying the Ku Klux Klan as heroic underdogs, silent epic The Birth of a Nation (1915) is widely considered to be the most controversial film of all time. At once one of US culture's greatest artistic achievements and one of its most abhorrently racist artefacts, it becomes more shocking with every passing year. Comprising a decade of archival research and published on the 100th anniversary of the film's release, this richly detailed study considers both the film's afterlife and the artistic, industrial and moral surroundings in which it was created. Drawing on an unbroken century of production and reception history, Paul McEwan recounts the film's origins and development, Griffith's unique editing and cinematography and the construction of racial identity and fear in the film. Assessing its contribution as an art form, while directly grappling with the complexity of the art-or-racism debate, Paul McEwan shows how The Birth of a Nation has had a central role in the development of film and Film Studies worldwide.

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Birth Of A Nation A Novel

Author: Julian Rathbone
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349143536
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Eddie Bosham (aka Charlie Boylan) is in prison on a murder charge. But he's not worried. He's innocent, and, anyway, he has hidden proof of a ghastly scandal that could bring down the monarchy. Taking up his memoirs from where we left him, marooned on the Galapágos Islands, we find Eddie offering a young Charles Darwin an explanation of why the finches on the islands vary. In Texas, staunchly loyal to whichever side will win, he spies for General Santa Anna at the Alamo and, with the help of Emily Morgan, the ravishingly beautiful Yellow Rose of Texas, for Sam Houston at San Jacinto. Eddie works the Mississippi riverboats as a cardsharp. Caught cheating, he is forced to jump ship and inadvertently stumbles across the secret that will launch the Californian Gold Rush. Finally, having traversed the girth of a nation, his disgraceful saga ends, back east, at a highly inflammatory revivalist meeting.

D W Griffith S 100th Anniversary The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Ira H. Gallen
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460236548
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A hundred years have passed since the masterpiece of David Wark Griffith, The Birth of a Nation, first appeared on the screens of America, in the winter of 1915. It demonstrated that the cinema, no less than literature and no less than the stage, could become a topic of serious critical, esthetic, intellectual, political, social, and technical discussion. In this way it brought the motion picture into a position of commanding influence in the social life of the American nation. The denunciation continues, and the storm over the film serves as a barometer of the global conflict, involving forces and issues set in motion by, but no means limited to, race. As Griffith's official biographer, Seymour Stern's main purpose of his book was to assemble, as extensively as possible, the rapidly vanishing record of what happened.

The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Michael T. Martin
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ISBN: 9780253042354
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Over one hundred years since it premiered on cinema screens, D. W. Griffith's controversial photoplay The Birth of a Nation continues to influence American film production and to have relevance for race relations in the United States. This work challenges the idea the United States has moved beyond racial problems and highlights the role of film and representation in the continued struggle for equality.

The Birth Of A Movement

Author: Dick Lehr
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ISBN: 9781610398237
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Original title and subtitle: The Birth of a Nation: how a legendary filmmaker and a crusading editor reignited America's Civil War.

D W Griffith S The Birth Of A Nation

Author: Nickieann Fleener-Marzec
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Birth Of The Nation

Author: Charlene Bangs Bickford
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780945612148
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Birth of the Nation is the first comprehensive treatment of the work of the critically important Congress which converted the words of the Federal Constitution of 1787 into action and brought to a close the American Revolution.

Birth Of A Nation

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Presents information about the American Revolutionary War and the beginning of the United States of America. Lists American and British participants and their key contributions. Highlights places significant to the revolution. Discusses the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Intolerable Acts. Contains a timeline of the events prior to, during, and after the Battle of Concord.

Fighting A Movie With Lightning The Birth Of A Nation And The Black Community

Author: Stefanie Laufs
Editor: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
ISBN: 3954891514
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Despite their efforts, black activists throughout the early 20th century were not able to achieve full equality and fair treatment in society. However, they gained a new way of thinking that resulted in the formation of the ‘New Negro’. This term, in essence, designates a new way of thinking in the black community. Its members were neither satisfied with, nor accepted their inferior position in society and were willing to fight for their rights. Phenomena that paradoxically had a positive impact on the black community as a whole, and especially on the New Negro, were the actions undertaken by African Americans all over the United States in response to D.W. Griffith’s racist 1915 silent movie The Birth of a Nation. It is the aim of this paper to prove that these activities undertaken by African Americans and their supporters in the early 20th century against The Birth of a Nation influenced and shaped the black community as a whole, but especially the notion of the New Negro, both politically and culturally.

The Birth Of The Nation

Author: Sara Agnes Rice Pryor
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Jamestown was the first settlement of the Virginia Colony, founded in 1607, and served as capital of Virginia. This book follows the first steps English settlers made in the New World. It contains plenty of legendary and historical information related to the arrival and first landing to America.