Tucker Carlson recently ruffled some feathers for calling WWI “the Iraq War of its day.” I’m not sure what these people were offended by. I think there are just people who get outraged by the things Tucker Carlson says first before coming up with a reason why (more…)
Tag: D. W. Griffith
The Evolution of the Anti-War Film, Part One: The Players
Silent film pioneer David Wark Griffith, a native Kentuckian of Anglo-Welsh descent called by Jewish film historian Ephraim Katz “The single most important figure in the history of American film, and one of the most influential in the development of world cinema as an art,” has long been lionized in racialist circles as pro-white because of his classic The Birth of a Nation (1915). Left-wing critics, in turn, project a lurid image of the director as a sort of satanic “racist.”
I watched a number of Griffith films, including several of his early shorts, to gauge for myself how well the ideological consensus accords with fact. (more…)
Broken Blossoms is considered the third most important of D. W. Griffith’s feature-length movies after The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). A well-made film, it is fundamental to any analysis of his work from a racial perspective because of its flagrant promotion of race-mixing. (more…)
The landmark of American motion pictures is an epic, 3-hour long, intersecting story of two white families, one Northern, one Southern, across three periods of time: the antebellum years, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
I knew I had to watch Intolerance, a classic movie in its own right, in conjunction with The Birth of a Nation because it is invariably described as director D. W. Griffith’s defensive response to the fierce criticism directed at his earlier film. (more…)