David Wark Griffith


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David Llewelyn Wark "D. W." Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was a premier pioneering American film director. He is best known as the director of the epic 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916).

Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation made pioneering use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its immense popularity set the... more »

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  • ''We have taken beauty and exchanged it for stilted voices.''
    D.W. (David Wark) Griffith (1874-1948), U.S. producer-director. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984). Referring in ...
  • ''Viewed as a drama, the war is somewhat disappointing.''
    D.W. (David Wark) Griffith (1874-1948), U.S. producer, director. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).
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