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Films with: Griffith, D. W.

America, or, Love and Sacrifice
Torn between his revolutionary political beliefs and his love for the daughter of a Virginia Tory, Nathan Holden struggles with his fellow patriots for independence. But at the crossroads of this path to freedom stands Captain Walter Butler. A murderous redcoat, Butler ravages the fledgling colonies with a band of barbaric Mohawks.
DVD 910
Birth of a nation
This epic story of the Civil War as seen through the lives of two families is a controversial classic of film history.
DVD 1205
Broken blossoms, or, The yellow man and the girl
This is one of Griffith's most widely acclaimed films, using a new style of lighting and photography to stress intimate character relationships rather than spectacle. A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. The result is tragedy.
DVD 830
D. W. Griffith's Biograph shorts
The two-disc set compiles one and two reel films directed by Griffith during his six-year position with the American Biograph Company, 1908-1913. Having made over 450 shorts before leaving Biograph to make feature films, these works showcase Griffith's early steps towards developing a cinematic language for narrative cinema.
DVD 1916
Daddy-long-legs
The oldest and cutest of a group of rebellious orphans, July Abbott is provided with funds for her education and well-being by a mysterious benefactor whom she christens "Daddy-long-legs." Includes a special bonus short film "What the daisy said" (1910). (12 min.)
DVD 903
Hollywood mavericks
How the word 'maverick' became a synonym of an independent filmmaker, a smuggler of ideas, a healthy subversive in the film industry. Interviews with the most prominent film directors who rebelled against the studios' power, trying to maintain their independence and distinctive voices.
DVD 11208
Intolerance a drama of comparisons /
Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city.
DVD 9811
Intolerance love's struggle throughout the ages /
Comprised of four separate interwoven stories, intended to show how hatred and intolerance have battled against love and charity through the ages.
DVD 945
Nuit du carrefour
When a diamond dealer is found dead at a crossroads, Maigret investigates.
DVD 10468
Orphans of the storm
Two sisters are caught up in the French revolution of 1789.
DVD 446
Othello
"National Film Museum, Inc." "Cavernous chambers and stony battlements cast shadows of impending doom upon Othello and Desdemona as the mephistophelian Iago dances about them, methodically destroying their happiness and steering them toward their bitter fate with impish delight."--Container.
DVD 8198
Pioneer cinema
"A collection of early American and European films made between 1894 and 1912 (that is, 1916). Includes works by Edison, Porter, D.W. Griffith, the Lumière Brothers, Méiliès, Émile Cohl, Blackton, and many other pioneer filmmakers."--Worldcat.org https://www.worldcat.org/title/pioneer-cinema/oclc/28725847.
DVD 13196
Sally of the sawdust
Fields plays the role of Eustace McGargle, a carnival barker who has adopted young Sally, an orphaned waif. Juggling and conning lead to a climax complete with an automobile race-to-the-rescue chase scene.
DVD 500
Way down East
Melodrama about a young woman who is lured into a fake marriage, becomes pregnant and is abandoned. She moves to a small town and falls in love with a wealthy but humble man, but cannot escape her scandalous past.
DVD 586