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"Birth of A Nation" and American Film
An analysis of D.W. Griffith's "Birth of A Nation"'s influence on modern America and American film.
# 140854 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (History of) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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The paper examines the film "Birth of A Nation" and explores how it changed film and also how it influenced racist and bigoted perceptions of certain groups. The paper uses one other source besides the film and discusses the film's influence at length.

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"D.W. Griffith's "Birth of A Nation" is both influential and controversial in the canon of film history. Innovative filmic methods, a classical and overarching storyline and poignant social lessons all contribute to D.W. Griffith's ideologies, the quintessentially bigoted and violent ideas that he aims to promote through "Birth of a Nation". These stereotypes and social relations introduced in 1915 (when the film was released for major audiences) are still prevalent in both filmic and real race and social relationships."

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