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D.W.Griffith: American Film Master

D.W.Griffith: American Film Master (Hardback)

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D. W. Griffith, most famous for his controversial film Birth of a Nation, was one of the undisputed pioneers of the film industry. This illustrated monograph, first published in 1940, traces Griffith's rise from an obscure actor-poet to the most imaginative and resourceful film producer of his time. In this facsimile edition of this classic book, Iris Barry gives a critical evaluation of the man under whose aegis the basic principles of the art of motion pictures were first fully developed. As Barry writes in the book's conclusion, 'the men who make films today know who it was that taught them the basis of their craft. The American public, who for 45 years have so keenly enjoyed and supported the motion picture...are recognizing that in Griffith they have one of the greatest and most original artists of our time.'

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaIndividual film directors, film-makers Publisher: Museum of Modern Art Publication Date: 21/10/2002 ISBN-13: 9780870706837  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Iris Barry, a leading pioneer in film archiving, preservation and history, was the first curator at The Museum of Modern Art Film Library, a post she held from 1935 to 1951.

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