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What's your favorite film by D.W. Griffith?

Judith of Bethulia
0 (0%)
The Birth of a Nation
4 (18.2%)
Intolerance
5 (22.7%)
Broken Blossoms
5 (22.7%)
True Heart Susie
1 (4.5%)
Way Down East
0 (0%)
Orphans of the Storm
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
5 (22.7%)
don't like any
2 (9.1%)

Total Members Voted: 21

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roujin

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Re: Director's Best: D.W. Griffith
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2011, 10:49:24 PM »








I don't see much sexism in True Heart Susie. Can you be more specific?

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Re: Director's Best: D.W. Griffith
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2011, 11:02:40 PM »
I don't see much sexism in True Heart Susie. Can you be more specific?

I don't recall many specifics.  This is my old review:

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Simplistic storytelling and outmoded sexual politics.  I'm not doubting Griffith's talent as a filmmaker.  But even if he was ahead of his time cinematically, his puritanical attitudes seem dated even by 1919 standards.  His soapbox approach to cinema really bugs me, using his movies to shove his values down your throat.  Few hands are heavier.  I kept rooting for bad girl Bettina, because William was such a crashing bore and Susie was such a doormat idiot.  Nonetheless, it is at least mildly entertaining fare, well-paced, well-shot and well-acted.
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Re: Director's Best: D.W. Griffith
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2011, 12:14:09 AM »
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Griffith, D.W.
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2013, 11:56:24 PM »
1. Intolerance
2. Birth of a Nation
3. True Heart Susie
4. His Trust

5. Way Down East
6. The Musketeers of Pig Alley
7. The Lonely Villa
8. Orphans of the Storm
9. Abraham Lincoln
10. Death's Marathon
11. Hearts of the World
12. A Corner in Wheat
13. The Mothering Heart
14. The New York Hat
15. The Girl and Her Trust

16. Broken Blossoms



I've also seen The Old Actor but don't remember it at all.
I feel the need to qualify Birth of a Nation which is appallingly racist, but also a really well-made story.
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Re: Director's Best: D.W. Griffith
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2014, 11:51:04 AM »
1. True Heart Susie (1919)

A Corner of Wheat (1909)
The Unchanging Sea (1910)

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Re: Director's Best: D.W. Griffith
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2014, 02:12:36 PM »
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Re: Director's Best: D.W. Griffith
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2014, 01:01:43 PM »
The Unchanging Sea: 7/10
Edgar Allen Poe: 7/10
The New York Hat: 7/10
Those Awful Hats: 6/10
The Sealed Room: 6/10
The Avenging Conscience: 6/10
A Corner in Wheat: 5/10
His Trust: 5/10
An Unseen Enemy: 4/10
The Birth of a Nation: 3/10
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Re: Director's Best: D.W. Griffith
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2014, 05:26:36 AM »
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Re: Director's Best: D.W. Griffith
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2015, 10:37:10 AM »
Intolerance
Broken Blossoms
True Heart Susie

The Birth of a Nation
Death's Marathon
The Burgular's Dilemma
The Telephone Girl and the Lady
Orphans of the Storm
An Arcadian Maid
What Shall We Do with Our Old?
The Sealed Room
Those Awful Hats

As It Is In Life
Nursing a Viper
The Hessian Renegades
A Corner in Wheat



Am I really the filmspotter who's seen the most Griffith? (Feels special.)

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Re: Griffith, D.W.
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2016, 03:19:27 PM »
1. Intolerance (4)
2. The Birth of a Nation (3.5)
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