The Resource DW Griffith: Years of Discovery 1909 - 1913 Volume 2, (online streaming)

DW Griffith: Years of Discovery 1909 - 1913 Volume 2, (online streaming)

Label
DW Griffith: Years of Discovery 1909 - 1913 Volume 2
Title
DW Griffith: Years of Discovery 1909 - 1913 Volume 2
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the five years between 1908 and 1913, DW Griffith directed some 450 films for the Biograph Company, delivering at a rate of two or three films per week. These films, one and two reels in length, are sometimes regarded as apprentice works, films in which Griffith borrowed, invented, and perfected the forms and techniques that he later used to such memorable effects in The Birth of a Nation (1915), Intolerance (1916), Way Down East (1920), Orphans of the Storm (1921), and Isn?t Life Wonderful? (1924). But the Biographs were more than that. The twenty-two films presented in this collector's version of DW Griffith: Years Of Discovery: 1909-1913 are the centerpieces of that extraordinary group of films. Volume Two includes such widely recognized masterworks as The Battle at Elderbush Gulch and The New York Hat. But lesser-known social dramas like The House of Darkness. They rank among the best in a collection of short films that helped shape cinematic narrative for two generations. Plots are simple and direct, and if the films are saturated with quasi-comic cliches and old-fashioned insensitivities, they also reveal an extraordinary dramatic talent of brilliant force. It is easy to see why the Griffith Biographs were so popular at the time. With an uncanny instinct for acting talent, Griffith assembled the foremost film ensemble of his day, including Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Walthall, and Mae Marsh. Beyond that, the requirements of plot detail, the tight physical locale of interior sets (we never see more that three sides of any room), and the need to establish character immediately resulted in a kind of cinematic shorthand which gave these shorts terrific compression. The limitations of time and space also meant that people, places, and objects frequently took on extraordinary metaphoric power they gradually lost as movies got longer. Many of the Griffith Biographs rank with the finest movies he ever made; collectively, they provide an unparalleled record of American life at the turn of the 20th century. Includes: The New York Hat The Burglar?s Dilemma The House of Darkness Death?s Marathon The Mothering Heart The Battle at Elderbush Gulch
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Flicker Alley in 1909
Language note
In English, Silent
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Griffith, DW
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
115
Technique
live action
Label
DW Griffith: Years of Discovery 1909 - 1913 Volume 2, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1161426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 116 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1161426
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945762806
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
DW Griffith: Years of Discovery 1909 - 1913 Volume 2, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1161426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 116 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1161426
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945762806
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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