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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2020 9:20 p.m. PST

"Since the beginnings of cinema, the American Civil War has been the subject or background for hundreds of films. This series of articles will focus on some of the most outstanding,

A key figure in the history of cinema, and in the development of Civil War films was D W Griffith. His films were influenced by the Southern Romance novelists of the late nineteenth-century, such as Thomas Nelson Page and Thomas Dixon. He developed their stories of aristocratic plantations with Confederate cavaliers, Southern belles, and loyal slaves, adding elements of childhood stories he had been told by his father, a former Confederate Colonel.

During his illustrious career, D W Griffith addressed the Civil War in thirteen silent films, including The Guerrilla (1908). The Battle (1911) and Abraham Lincoln (1930). His most famous Civil War film was The Birth of a Nation (1915), based on Dixon's 1905 novel, The Clansman…"
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0ldYeller08 Dec 2020 11:45 a.m. PST

Interesting article – thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2020 11:20 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami! (smile)


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