A Binge Of Cinematic History Chapter 2: The Birth Of Hollywood

Luis A. Mendez

A Latino Writer Addicted To The Storytelling Power Of Film

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  1. greginak says:

    This was interesting. Thanks. Looking forward to more.Report

  2. From Wikipedia:

    In Intolerance, Griffith chose to explore the eponymous theme partly in response to criticism of his previous film, The Birth of a Nation (1915), which was criticized by the NAACP and other groups as perpetuating racial stereotypes and glorifying the Ku Klux Klan. It was not, however, an apology, as Griffith felt he had nothing to apologize for; in numerous interviews, Griffith made clear that the film’s title and overriding themes were meant as a response to those who, he felt, had been intolerant of him in condemning The Birth of a Nation.

    Which proves nothing about the film; it’s entirely possible to make a great piece of art even when your motives are petty.Report

  1. August 23, 2020

    […] why do I bring this all up? Well, as I’ve slowly but surely binge 1920s silent films to prepare for my next film piece, and as I await for Labor Day weekend to arrive before I write my final pre-election analysis of […]Report