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Silent Films
Jul 4, 2012 D. W. Griffith
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eye 13,828
favorite 16
comment 5
1080p HD print of The 1915 classic, Birth of a Nation
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Topics: clansmen, kkk, klan, birth, nation, griffith, silent
The Video Cellar Collection
Apr 9, 2011 D W griffith
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eye 4,328
favorite 7
comment 0
The Sealed Room
Topics: the sealed room, d w griffith, mary pickford
Silent Films
Dec 18, 2010 D W Griffith
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eye 1,383
favorite 3
comment 0
One is Business,; The Other is Crime. was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. In it we follow two couples, one rich, one poor and here Griffith draws a distinction between white collar crime and the more obvious street crime.Blanche Sweet stars.
Topics: silents, Griffith
Silent Films
Dec 18, 2010 D W Griffith
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favorite 4
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Fighting Blood was directed by D W Griffith in 1911. It is one of his Buograph shorts, a rip roaring cowboy and Indian tale with lots of horses and gun play so I added plenty of exciting music and sound effects. Hope you can live with it. Enjoy.
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Topics: Griffith, ab, silents
Silent Films
Dec 16, 2010 D W Griffith
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favorite 5
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This is a fragment of a film that D W Griffith made in 1909. I wish I had the full video. I would love to finish adding music to it. In this one, though there is no indication of Christmas I have taken a cue from Santa and chosen Christmas music from the era. The title card says "A Trap for Santa" but advertising called it "A Trap For Santa Claus" Here is how IMDB describes the full plot "The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come...
Topics: Griffith, silents
Silent Films
Dec 15, 2010 D W Griffith
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eye 4,537
favorite 2
comment 0
A Beast at Bay was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It stars Mary Pickford as the girl. These pictures were made so quickly, averaging two a week, that there are always errors that are allowed to pass. For example the tramp who tries to start a fight is almost off camera. But there are also regular advances in film technique. The cutting between the train and the cars, or the point of view shot when the hero looks through the binoculars.
Topics: silents, Griffith
Silent Films
Dec 14, 2010 D. W. Griffith
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favorite 4
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Death's Marathon was directed by D W Griffith in 1913. It stars Blanche Sweet as the woman loved by two rivals and the results.
Topics: silents, suicide
Silent Films
Dec 13, 2010 D W Griffith
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eye 2,935
favorite 6
comment 0
Lonely Villa was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. If you look it up on Wikipedia or IMDB it is listed as "The Lonely Villa" but the name on the title card is as presented here. An interesting drama with a simple plot. Watch the tramp who first visits the house with the letter. You can almost hear him taking vocal directions from Griffith.
Topics: Griffith, silents
Silent Films
Dec 8, 2010 D W Griffith
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Enoch Arden was made by D W Griffith in 1911. It is a 2 reeler based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. According to Wikipedia there was another production of this one made in 1915 which Griffith wrote and in which he played Philip Ray. Anyone have that one?
Topics: silents, Griffith, sea
Silent Films
Dec 7, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 4,023
favorite 2
comment 1
The Sunbeam was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. When a film called The Sunbeam refers to a little girl with a dead mother, you know you are in for a bit of sentimentality and so you are. But given that, it is a neat little film with an interesting picture of life in a tenement house and the social mores of the day.
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Topic: silents
Silent Films
Dec 7, 2010 D W Griffith
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eye 3,186
favorite 4
comment 1
The Oath and the Man was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. Griffith is often out of his depth when he goes far back in history. Herein he trivializes the French revolution. Before you criticize him, though, remember he was making two or three of these a week. If you get a few laughs, you will be laughing at it not with it
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Topics: French, revolution, silents
Silent Films
Dec 5, 2010 D W Griffith
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favorite 9
comment 0
The Burglar's Dilemma was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1912. It is a tale of two brothers, Lionel Barrymore and Henry B. Wathall who get involved with a burglar. It is a nice little drama. Watch how the detectives pantomime the police "Mutt and Jeff routine" with the burglar.
Topics: silents, Griffith
Silent Films
Dec 5, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 6,551
favorite 3
comment 0
The Adventures of Dollie was made by D W Griffith in 1908. Hr went to the Biograph studios as an aspiring actor and was asked to direct a film. He did so on the condition he not lost his acting job. This was the first picture he directed and he never turned back.
Topics: Griffith, Biograph, silents
Silent Films
Dec 4, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,735
favorite 3
comment 1
As It Is In Life is a short 1910 piece by D W Griffith starring Mary Pickford. It is a slight little piece but easy to watch particularly for the scenes in an actual pigeon farm.
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Topics: Grifforth, Pickford, silents
Silent Films
Dec 4, 2010 D. W. Griffith
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eye 1,869
favorite 4
comment 1
Scarlet Street - D W Griffith - 1919 - From IMDB "A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman." I am not sure why I am uploading this film. It is considered by many to be Griffith's worst. Perhaps history drives me. At any rate you have been warned.
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Topics: Griffith, silents
Silent Films
Dec 2, 2010 D W Griffith
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eye 1,221
favorite 1
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1716 or the Hessian Renegades is a short silent film directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It tells the story of an American soldier carrying a message about a British Invasion who escapes to a friendly farmhouse.
Topic: Revolutionary war
Silent Films
Dec 1, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,613
favorite 3
comment 0
A short film by D W Griffith made in 1908i to remind ladies to remove their large hats.
Topics: griffith, silents
Silent Films
Nov 29, 2010 D W Griffith
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eye 2,677
favorite 5
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Ramona was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. It is the story of a Mexican girl (played by Mary Pickford) and an Indian boy in an ill-fated love affair. It demonstrates Griffith's sympathy for the Indian in a time when such sentiments were not so widespread.
Topics: sielnts, native-american, griffith
Silent Films
Nov 28, 2010 D W Griffith
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favorite 0
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The Sealed Room, D.W. Griffth, 1908, a generic king seals his concubine and her minstrel lover in a room to die as per Balzac or Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" I find Griffith weakest when he makes these ventures into the distant past.
Topics: royalty, griffith, silents
Silent Films
Nov 28, 2010 D W Griffith
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The Unseen Enemy, Directed by D W Griffith in 1912 is the first film to star Lilian and Dorothy Gish in what were termed at the time"charming" performances. It is a simple melodrama with threat and rescue but played nicely. Victoriuanism prevails. Note the use of the idea of the kiss and how Dorothy reacts to her first kiss in the final few fading frames.
Topics: Gish, silents
Silent Films
Nov 28, 2010 D W Griffith
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favorite 3
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The Redman's View was directed by D W Griffith for the Biograph Studios in 1909. (It is referred to as The Red Man's View in Wikepedia) Consider that Griffith made between 2 and 3 of these pictures a week, it is incredible to consider how much he must have worked. These stories had to be telegraphed to under 20 minutes and made clear without the use of sound. This one is interesting for its sympathetic portrayal of the Indian. This in a time when most movies were showing Indians as savage...
Topics: Native American, Indian, west, silents
Silent Films
Nov 27, 2010 D W Griffith
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eye 2,012
favorite 4
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The Painted Lady, D W Griffith 1912. So much is compressed into this short, it could easily have been a feature. Suffice it to say, it contains a perfectly lovely performance by Blanche Sweet. Warch her face, particular;ly in the ending scenes.
Topics: silemnts, griffith
Silent Films
Nov 27, 2010 D W Griffith
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favorite 7
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The New York Hat was directed by D W Griffith for the Biograph Studio in 1912. It has many of Griffith's stock players in it. You may spot Mae Marsh as a gossip or Lillian Gish as a customer in the store but the main roles are played by Lionel Barrymore as the pastor and Mary Pickford as he girl. The script was written by Anita Loos. It is a gentle story with a clear moral, but I thought the real star had to be the hat.
Topics: Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, silents, fashion
Silent Films
Nov 26, 2010 D W Griffith
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favorite 0
comment 0
The Mended Lute, directed by D.W. Griffith (1910) is a fragment. It is a story of American Indians, but no different than the similar stories he had done about whites. Father trades his daughter for blankets etc. Her true love captures her back from her new husband and a canoe chase ensues and the picture ends. It is interesting onlky as history. there.
Topics: Native American, Indian, silents
Silent Films
Nov 26, 2010 D W Griffith
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favorite 5
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Swords and Hearts, D W Griffith 1911. Griffith returns to the Civil war, this time with a story of a Southern officer, who when he returns from the war, finds his fiance attached to a Northern officer, but all is well, the poor but honest girl who saved him from death still loves him. It is not bad and worth a look. I have added music and some sounds. While these Biograph shorts may seem simplistic to us today, pause to consider how exciting they must have been to audience who may never have...
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Topics: Civil war, Griffith