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The birth of a nation

Paul McEwan 1972- author. British Film Institute.


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (PN 1997 .B5669 M34 2015 )()

  • Title:
    The birth of a nation
  • Author: Paul McEwan 1972- author.
  • British Film Institute.
  • Description: Introduction : 'True as that blade' -- The film -- The legacy.
    "Portraying the Ku Klux Klan as heroic underdogs, silent epic The Birth of a Nation (1915) is widely considered to be the most controversial film of all time. At once one of US culture's greatest artistic achievements and one of its most abhorrently racist artefacts, it becomes more shocking with every passing year. Comprising a decade of archival research and published on the 100th anniversary of the film's release, this richly detailed study considers both the film's afterlife and the artistic, industrial and moral surroundings in which it was created. Drawing on an unbroken century of production and reception history, Paul McEwan recounts the film's origins and development, Griffith's unique editing and cinematography and the construction of racial identity and fear in the film. Assessing its contribution as an art form, while directly grappling with the complexity of the art-or-racism debate, Paul McEwan shows how The Birth of a Nation has had a central role in the development of film and Film Studies worldwide."--Page [4] of cover.
  • Local Note: acq2016enl
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: London : Palgrave on behalf of the British Film Institute
  • Format: 101 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781844576579;ISBN 1844576574
  • Subjects: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation; Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948; Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1915); Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1915); Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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