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D.W. Griffith Movies at Biograph: The Birth of a Cinema at the American Cinematheque

D.W. Griffith movies at the American Cinematheque (image: D.W. Griffith circa 1915) A series of D.W. Griffith movies made at Biograph at the dawn of both the 20th century and the art of moviemaking will be screened at the American Cinematheque next weekend. “Retroformat Presents: D.W. Griffith at Biograph, Part 3 - 1909 – 1910” will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Steven Spielberg auditorium of The Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The evening will be hosted by Tom Barnes; musical accompaniment will be provided by Cliff Retallick. Among the D.W. Griffith films to be presented by Retroformat are the following: Lines of White on a Sullen Sea The Gibson Goddess The Mountaineer's Honor […]


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D.W. Griffith Movies at Biograph: The Birth of a Cinema at the American Cinematheque



American Military Movies Cooperation: Pentagon-Hollywood Romance

From 'The Birth of a Nation' to 'Iron Man': The love affair between Hollywood and the Pentagon (image: Lillian Gish and her Ku Klux Klan saviors in 'The Birth of a Nation') In TomDispatch.com's excellent March 2008 article “The Golden Age of the Military-Entertainment Complex: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Pentagon-Style,” journalist and author Nick Turse (The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives) traces the mutually rewarding – and very close – ties between the American film industry and the American military complex throughout the decades. And there goes Hollywood's reputation as a liberal enclave filled with unpatriotic, treacherous, anti-flagwaving pacifists. As author and professor Tom Engelhardt explains in his introduction to Turse's article, “Hollywood and the Pentagon […]


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American Military Movies Cooperation: Pentagon-Hollywood Romance



'Broken Blossoms,' Lillian Gish & Richard Barthelmess: Best Movies of the 1910s

'Broken Blossoms': Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess star in D.W. Griffith's 1919 melodrama about doomed interethnic love and dysfunctional family relationships – one of the best movies of the 1910s BEST FILM Broken Blossoms The Hoodlum The Italian Little Pal Old Wives for New A Romance of the Redwoods Sold for Marriage   BEST DIRECTOR Reginald Barker The Italian Reginald Barker The Wrath of the Gods Christy Cabanne Sold for Marriage Cecil B. DeMille Carmen Cecil B. DeMille Old Wives for New Cecil B. DeMille A Romance of the Redwoods Sidney Franklin The Hoodlum D.W. Griffith Broken Blossoms James Kirkwood Little Pal Raymond Longford The Sentimental Bloke Giovanni Pastrone Cabiria Mauritz Stiller Love and Journalism / Kärlek och journalistik George […]


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'Broken Blossoms,' Lillian Gish & Richard Barthelmess: Best Movies of the 1910s