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Uniform Title Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1915)
Title The birth of a nation / produced exclusively by D.W. Griffith ; production under the personal direction of D.W. Griffith ; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods ; photography, G.W. Bitzer.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Kino on Video, ©2002.


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - DVDs  DVD B DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Edition Standard format.
Description 2 videodiscs (187 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Griffith masterworks
Griffith masterworks.
System Details DVD, NTSC.
Language Silent, with music accompaniment.
Cast Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, George Siegmann, Walter Long, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Joseph Henabery, Elmer Clifton, Josephine Crowell, Spottiswoode Aitken, George Beranger, Raoul Walsh, Donald Crisp.
Credits Produced for video by David Shepard ; supplemental disc produced by Bret Wood ; original score by Joseph Carl Breil ; supplemental music composed and performed by Jon C. Mirsalis.
Note Videodisc release of the 1915 motion picture.
Adapted from the novel: The clansman / by Thomas Dixon.
Summary Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Contents Birth of a nation -- Making of The birth of a nation / Film Preservation Associates ; compiled and written by Russell Merritt ; produced by David Shepard ; directed by Robert G. Beecher (1993) -- Prelude to The birth of a nation / [conversation between D.W. Griffith and Walter Huston] (1930) -- In the border states / Biograph Company (1910) -- House with closed shutters / Biograph Company (1910) -- Fugitive / Biograph Company (1910) -- His trust : the faithful devotion and self-sacrifice of an old Negro servant / Biograph Company (1911) -- His trust fulfilled / Biograph Company (1910) -- Swords and hearts / Biograph Company (1911) -- Battle / Biograph Company (1911) -- New York vs. The birth of a nation -- Posters, ads, souvenir programs -- Excerpts from the novel -- D.W. Griffith on the making of The birth of a nation.
Subject Dixon, Thomas, Jr., 1864-1946 -- Film adaptations.
Ku Klux Klan (19th century) -- Drama.
Dixon, Thomas, Jr., 1864-1946 (OCoLC)fst00009059
Ku Klux Klan (19th century) (OCoLC)fst01801131
American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) (OCoLC)fst01754987
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Drama.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Ku Klux Klan -- Drama.
Chronological Term 1861-1877
Genre/Form Silent films -- Videorecordings.
Feature films.
Short films.
Silent films.
Historical films.
Historical films.
War films.
Epic films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Short films.
Historical -- Feature.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Epic films. (OCoLC)fst01710301
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Historical films. (OCoLC)fst01710314
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Short films. (OCoLC)fst01710364
Silent films. (OCoLC)fst01710368
War films. (OCoLC)fst01710402
Added Author Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948.
Woods, Frank E.
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944.
Breil, Joseph Carl, 1870-1926. Composer.
Mirsalis, Jon C. Composer.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
Marsh, Mae, 1895-1968.
Walthall, Henry B. (Henry Brazeale), 1878-1936.
Cooper, Miriam, 1891-1976.
Alden, Mary, 1883-1946.
Lewis, Ralph, 1872-1937.
Siegmann, George.
Long, Walter, 1879-1952.
Harron, Robert, 1894-1920.
Reid, Wallace, 1891-1923.
Henabery, Joseph, 1887-1976.
Clifton, Elmer, 1890-1949.
Crowell, Josephine, 1849-1932.
Aitken, Spottiswoode, 1869-1933.
Beranger, George André, 1893-1973.
Walsh, Raoul, 1887-1980.
Crisp, Donald, 1880-1974.
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950.
Shepard, David.
Wood, Bret.
Dixon, Thomas, Jr., 1864-1946. Clansman.
Biograph Company.
Kino International Corporation.
Note Title on container: Birth of a nation and the Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
Added Title Civil War films of D.W. Griffith
Standard No. 738329026622
Music No. K266 Kino on Video
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