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The Resource The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic, Kino Classics ; directed by D.W. Griffith ; screenplay by G.W. Bitzer, D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods, (videorecording)

The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic, Kino Classics ; directed by D.W. Griffith ; screenplay by G.W. Bitzer, D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods, (videorecording)

Label
The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic
Title
The birth of a nation
Title remainder
D.W. Griffith's American epic
Statement of responsibility
Kino Classics ; directed by D.W. Griffith ; screenplay by G.W. Bitzer, D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods
Title variation
D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nearly 100 years after its initial release, remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one northern and one southern, during and after the Civil War. D.W. Griffith's masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African-Americans
  • Nearly 100 years after its initial release, this film remains one of the most controversial films ever made and a landmark achievement in film history that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one Northern and one Southern, during and after the Civil War. D.W. Griffith's masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African-Americans
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1915)
Credits note
Music, The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Restorations are silent films with music score and English intertitles
LC call number
PS3507.I93
LC item number
B578 2011
PerformerNote
Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, Wallace Reid
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1875-1948
  • 1872-1944
  • 1870-1926
  • 1893-1993
  • 1895-1968
  • 1878-1936
  • 1872-1937
  • 1891-1923
  • 1864-1946
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Griffith, D. W.
  • Woods, Frank E
  • Bitzer, G. W.
  • Breil, Joseph Carl
  • Gish, Lillian
  • Marsh, Mae
  • Walthall, Henry B.
  • Lewis, Ralph
  • Reid, Wallace
  • Dixon, Thomas
  • Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
  • Kino Classics (Firm)
Runtime
192
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ku Klux Klan (19th century)
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic, Kino Classics ; directed by D.W. Griffith ; screenplay by G.W. Bitzer, D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel The Clansman by Thomas Dixon
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1915
  • The 2011 restoration with a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra; music in the 1993 restoration adapted from the original score by Joseph Carl Breil
  • Special features: Disc 1. Spoken introductions by D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston (including the newly rediscovered intermission sequence) -- Disc 2. "The making of The birth of a nation" documentary -- Disc 3. Prelude to The birth of a nation (1930) ; Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffith: In the border states, The house with closed shutters, The fugitive, His trust, His trust fulfilled, Swords and hearts, The battle ; text features: "New York vs. The birth of a nation", excerpts from the novel The clansman, Photoplay Magazine article: D.W. Griffith on the Making of the birth of a nation "The story of David Mark Griffith" (part V) ; posters, ads, and souvenir programs gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1: The 2011 restoration -- Disc 2: The 1993 restoration and The making of 'The birth of a nation' -- Disc 3: Bonus films and documents
Control code
ocn760002520
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe 3-disc ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (192 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329083427
Other physical details
sd., col. tint
Publisher number
K834
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1400553
  • (OCoLC)760002520
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 stereo; NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The birth of a nation : D.W. Griffith's American epic, Kino Classics ; directed by D.W. Griffith ; screenplay by G.W. Bitzer, D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel The Clansman by Thomas Dixon
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1915
  • The 2011 restoration with a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra; music in the 1993 restoration adapted from the original score by Joseph Carl Breil
  • Special features: Disc 1. Spoken introductions by D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston (including the newly rediscovered intermission sequence) -- Disc 2. "The making of The birth of a nation" documentary -- Disc 3. Prelude to The birth of a nation (1930) ; Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffith: In the border states, The house with closed shutters, The fugitive, His trust, His trust fulfilled, Swords and hearts, The battle ; text features: "New York vs. The birth of a nation", excerpts from the novel The clansman, Photoplay Magazine article: D.W. Griffith on the Making of the birth of a nation "The story of David Mark Griffith" (part V) ; posters, ads, and souvenir programs gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1: The 2011 restoration -- Disc 2: The 1993 restoration and The making of 'The birth of a nation' -- Disc 3: Bonus films and documents
Control code
ocn760002520
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe 3-disc ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (192 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329083427
Other physical details
sd., col. tint
Publisher number
K834
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1400553
  • (OCoLC)760002520
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 stereo; NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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