D.W. Griffith

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D.W. Griffith

D.W. Griffith filmography (Most recent movies)

One Million B.C. (1940)Producer

Abraham Lincoln (1930)Director, Producer

Orphans of the Storm (1921)Director, Producer, Story

True Heart Susie (1919)Director, Producer

Hearts of the World (1918)Director, Producer, Screenplay

The Social Secretary (1916)Producer

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D.W. Griffith biography

Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a Confederate Army colonel and Civil War hero. He grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth century literature that were to eventually mold his black-and-white view of human existence and history. In 1897, Griffith set out to pursue a career both acting and writing for the theater but for the most part was unsuccessful. Reluctantly, he agreed to act in the new motion picture medium for Edwin S. Porter at the Edison Company. Griffith was eventually offered a job at the financially struggling _American Mutoscope & Biograph [us]_ where he directed over 450 short films, experimenting with the story-telling techniques he would later perfect in his epic The Birth of a Nation (1915). ...By Anirban» read full biography

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