D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (DVD)

Directed by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow

Release Year: 1993
Running Time: 155
UPC: 7 38329 06412 9
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.K.
$29.95 $22.46 (25% off) Buy DVD
Only ships to US & Canada
Cast
D. W. Griffith

Crew
Directed by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow

In this acclaimed three-part documentary, celebrated film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill (Unknown Chaplin, Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow) tell the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith (1875-1948): the man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him.

Judiciously chosen film clips illustrate exactly how, within seven years of going to work for the Biograph Studios in 1908, Griffith painstakingly refined camera and acting techniques; how trial and error led him to create a grammar that was the cinema’s own; and how, in 1915, he presented the fully-fledged film masterwork The Birth of a Nation.

Griffith strove to outdo himself in skill, spectacle and soaring ambition, and Brownlow and Gill illuminate the successes that highlighted his career: Intolerance, Broken Blossoms, Way Down East and Orphans of the Storm. A wealth of background detail is provided by vivid accounts of Griffith at work (from Lillian Gish, Blanche Sweet, Karl Brown, Stanley Cortez, among others), and by a comprehensive account of the great controversy sparked by The Birth of a Nation.

With its extensive historic details and dazzling extracts from beautifully tinted prints, Brownlow and Gill's three-part documentary is the perfect reminder of just how great Griffith's achievements were.
Notes by Tom Milne.

Interested in bringing D.W. Griffith: Father of Film to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

D.W. Griffith: Father of Film may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.



To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.


Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 14 2018 at 11:23pm
#31DaysofHorror continues with THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 (1985), Wes Craven's notorious and bloody sequel to his 1…' https://t.co/p3BC9VaM8w'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 14 2018 at 10:37pm
RT' @friday_14th': #22 of Horrorfest is' @KinoLorber' badass release of RawHead Rex. First time watch again so im pretty pumped!! #Horror #horr…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 14 2018 at 10:37pm
RT' @MikeWendt': #DoubleFeature Sunday with the' @KinoLorber' #Bluray of F.W. Murnau's #Nosferatu and #lShadow of the Vampire. #Vampire #Horro…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 14 2018 at 10:37pm
RT' @JustTheDiscsPod': 4K Restoration of The Atomic Cafe Detailed for Blu-ray (coming from' @KinoLorber)'' https://t.co/iXTtSnxWTQ'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 13 2018 at 5:01pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': The Spiral Staircase Blu-ray' @KinoLorber'' @FilmNoirCast' US:' https://t.co/iAS99yrZQC' CAN:' https://t.co/V4I54OfTo5' B+N: https:…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 13 2018 at 5:01pm
RT' @StampShelley': On my way to' @roxietheater' in SF to introduce a great slate of films by FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS. Will you join me? #female…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 12 2018 at 9:05pm
We're taking a detour into TV with today's #31DaysofHorror recommendation: cult classic science fiction series THE…' https://t.co/IuMcbY1YX4'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 12 2018 at 5:50pm
RT' @nitehawkcinema': '.@AWolfeful', Village Voice: "Even the carnage, here, is inspired...More times than I could count I had no idea what the…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 12 2018 at 4:40pm
Just before it hit theaters, CHEF FLYNN director Cameron Yates and subject Flynn McGarry (@diningwithflynn) will be…' https://t.co/jNepOvsnNp'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 12 2018 at 2:42pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! Brand New 2K Master! Losin' It (1983) Starring Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, Jackie Earle Haley, John Stockw…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com