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The Resource The birth of a nation : and The Civil War films of D.W. Griffith, D.W. Griffith presents ; produced under the direction of D.W. Griffith ; produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods

The birth of a nation : and The Civil War films of D.W. Griffith, D.W. Griffith presents ; produced under the direction of D.W. Griffith ; produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods

Label
The birth of a nation : and The Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
Title
The birth of a nation
Title remainder
and The Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
Statement of responsibility
D.W. Griffith presents ; produced under the direction of D.W. Griffith ; produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods
Title variation
  • Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
  • The making of The birth of a nation
  • Prologue to The birth of a nation
  • In the border states
  • The house with closed shutters
  • The fugitive
  • His trust
  • His trust fulfilled
  • Swords and hearts
  • The battle
  • New York vs. The birth of a nation
  • Birth of a nation souvenir book (1915)
  • Birth of a nation
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This remains one of the most controversial films ever made. It was a landmark achievement in film history that combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African Americans. However flawed it now seems, it is undeniable that the film itself made history. Special features disc includes several Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffiths as well as archival material from a 1915 souvenir book and information on legal protests and scenes cut from the 1922 re-release
Member of
Cataloging source
IHC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, G. W. Bitzer ; original score by Joseph Carl Breil ; supplemental music composed and performed by Jon C. Mirsalis
PerformerNote
Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Bessie Love, Elmo Lincoln, Raoul Walsh, Donald Crisp, Ralph Lewis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1875-1948
  • 1893-1993
  • 1895-1968
  • 1878-1936
  • 1870-1926
  • 1864-1946
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Griffith, D. W.
  • Shepard, David
  • Wood, Bret
  • Woods, Frank E
  • Gish, Lillian
  • Marsh, Mae
  • Walthall, Henry B.
  • Breil, Joseph Carl
  • Mirsalis, Jon C
  • Dixon, Thomas
Runtime
365
Series statement
Griffith masterworks : twenty-three complete films
Technique
live action
Label
The birth of a nation : and The Civil War films of D.W. Griffith, D.W. Griffith presents ; produced under the direction of D.W. Griffith ; produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title and sub-title from container
  • Originally produced 1915
  • Adapted from the novel The clansman by Thomas Dixon
  • Kino on Video: K266
  • Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. The birth of a nation -- Disc 2. The making of The birth of a nation (1992) (24 min.) Filmed prologue to The birth of a nation (1930) (6 min.) In the border states (1910) (16 min.) The house with closed shutters (1910) (17 min.) The fugitive (1910) (17 min.) His trust (1910) (11 min.) His trust fulfilled (1910) (11 min.) Swords and hearts (1911) (16 min.) The battle (1911) (17 min.) New York vs. The birth of a nation (an archive of information documenting the battles over the film's 1922 re-release. Excerpts from a Birth of a nation souvenir book (1915) and several original programs
Control code
52073738
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (365 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
K266
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The birth of a nation : and The Civil War films of D.W. Griffith, D.W. Griffith presents ; produced under the direction of D.W. Griffith ; produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title and sub-title from container
  • Originally produced 1915
  • Adapted from the novel The clansman by Thomas Dixon
  • Kino on Video: K266
  • Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. The birth of a nation -- Disc 2. The making of The birth of a nation (1992) (24 min.) Filmed prologue to The birth of a nation (1930) (6 min.) In the border states (1910) (16 min.) The house with closed shutters (1910) (17 min.) The fugitive (1910) (17 min.) His trust (1910) (11 min.) His trust fulfilled (1910) (11 min.) Swords and hearts (1911) (16 min.) The battle (1911) (17 min.) New York vs. The birth of a nation (an archive of information documenting the battles over the film's 1922 re-release. Excerpts from a Birth of a nation souvenir book (1915) and several original programs
Control code
52073738
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (365 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
K266
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD

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