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