D.W. Griffith: An American Genius (1975)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This video, narrated by Richard Schickel, takes a look at the genius of filmmaker D.W. Griffith. Griffith's films were a high point of the early era of silent films in America. The video shows clips from some of Griffith's works, including Way Down East, Intolerance, and the incomparable Birth of a Nation. Archival film footage and personal recollections tell the story of this revolutionary of the silver screen.




film-director, filmmaker, silent-film