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Published: 15 January 2008

432 Pages | 20 halftones

ISBN: 9780195336795

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D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation

A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time

Melvyn Stokes

In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this aesthetically ground-breaking and yet highly controversial movie. A must-read for anyone interested in the cinema, it sheds light on both the film's racism and the artistic brilliance of Griffith's filmmaking.