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Title The birth of a nation [videorecording] / David W. Griffith Corporation ; producers, D. W. Griffith & Harry E. Aitken ; writers, D. W. Griffith & Frank E. Woods ; director, D. W. Griffith.

Imprint Chatsworth, Calif. : Image Entertainment , [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    BIR    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch DVD    BIR    Available
Description 1 videodisc (187 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Blackhawk Films collection
Blackhawk Films collection
Note Adapted from: The clansman / Thomas Dixon.
Originally produced as a silent motion picture in 1915.
Some segments are color tinted and some are sepia toned.
Special features: The making of The birth of a nation, compiled and written by Russell Merritt, produced and narrated by David Shepard, and produced by Film Preservation Associates in 1992 (24 min.); other related materials.
Credits Photography, G.W. Bitzer ; music, Joseph Carl Breil.
Cast Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Donald Crisp, Raoul Walsh.
Summary This epic story of the Civil War as seen through the lives of two families is a controversial classic of film history.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Silent film with English intertitles; music sound track added in 1992.
Subject Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.) -- Drama.
Birth of a nation (Motion picture)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Silent films
Added Author Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948
Aitken, Harry E., 1870-1956
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993
Walthall, Henry B. (Henry Brazeale), 1878-1936
Marsh, Mae, 1895-1968
Cooper, Miriam, 1891-1976.
Harron, Robert, 1894-1920.
Reid, Wallace, 1891-1923.
Crisp, Donald, 1880-1974.
Walsh, Raoul, 1887-1980.
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957
Dixon, Thomas, 1864-1946. Clansman
Film Preservation Associates
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Note Title on container: David Wark Griffith presents The birth of a nation
Added Title Birth of a nation (Motion picture)
Standard No. 014381467420
Music No. ID4674DSDVD Image Entertainment

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