D.W. Griffith's Intolerance: Its Genesis and Its Vision

D.W. Griffith's Intolerance: Its Genesis and Its Vision

by William M. Drew

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786412099
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2001
Edition description: ALTERNATE
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

William M. Drew has co-directed and lectured for numerous film series at DeAnza College and editor and film reviewer for an entertainment quarterly. His articles on film history have appeared in various journals including Take One and American Classic Screen. He lives in Santa Clara, California.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
1.The Man and the Art1
Early Life1
Early Film Industry3
Griffith at Biograph5
Fame and Controversy7
Griffith and the Film Industry11
2.Narrative Structure of Intolerance18
The Conception of Time19
The Modern Story20
The Judean Story22
The French Story25
The Babylonian Story27
3.Historical Sources31
Griffith's Approach to Research31
Sources for the Modern Story32
Sources for the Judean Story35
Sources for the French Story36
Sources for the Babylonian Story42
4.Artistic Influences63
Music63
Painting65
Theater71
Films78
Poetry81
Novels93
5.Influence of the Progressive Movement102
Bryanism103
Theodore Roosevelt and Executive Leadership104
Wilsonism106
Muckraking Journalism109
Ross's Sociology of "Criminaloid" Types110
Social Gospel Christianity112
6.Impact of Intolerance115
Audience Reaction115
Critical Reception119
Effect of World War I123
Factionalization and Disintegration of Progressivism126
The Conservative Backlash132
Foreign Reception135
7.Criticism and Legacy140
Critical Evaluation140
Griffith's Continuity of Vision145
Credits for Intolerance169
Notes171
Bibliography183
Index191

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