The Birth of a Nation (1915)

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Directed By D.W. Griffith D.W. Griffith Starring Lillian Gish Lillian Gish  •  Mae Marsh Mae Marsh  •  Henry B. Walthall Henry B. Walthall  •  Miriam Cooper Miriam Cooper  •  Mary Alden Mary Alden Genres Drama  •  Epic  •  Historical Epic  •  Historical Film  •  Romance  •  Silent Film  •  War Epic  •  War  •  Western Studios &
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National Film Registry  •  Kino International  •  Masters of Cinema  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Time Out: New York's 50 Most Controversial Movies  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films
Release Info 1915-03-03T00:00:00Z March 3, 1915
B&W  •  190 minutes NR Rated NR
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Caesar

Caesar on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

A landmark film, but so very boring.

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eaglesflyhigh

eaglesflyhigh on 2/7/2015 Reply  · 

Despite it's racist theme, The Birth of a Nation is a legendary epic that revolutionized not only cinema history, but showed the power that movies actually have on the world. And if you stick with it, it's not so boring!

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eaglesflyhigh

eaglesflyhigh on 5/9/2021 Reply  · 

Forget what I said, this movie is terribly offensive and not worth watching despite any technical achievements. Griffith has other great innovative works worth watching.

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TommyDoyle2016

TommyDoyle2016 on 4/2/2020 Reply  · 

Griffith is a great filmmaker, but fuck this movie. It's not innovative, it's shit.

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