David Wark Griffith: A Brief Sketch of His Career

Robert Edgar LONG ( - )

An authorized biography of D.W. Griffith, the self-proclaimed "Father of Filmmaking." Written in collaboration with the director, Robert Edgar Long's biographical sketch traces Griffith's early life, his career as an actor and stage director, his rise as one of Biograph's most acclaimed and innovative filmmakers, and the making of his revolutionary (and controversial) full-length films: [i]The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, Broken Blossoms,[/i] and other cinema classics. Summary by ChuckW.

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 An Appreciation and Preface Chuck Williamson
00:21:10
Play 01 Chapter I: Boyhood Days Chuck Williamson
00:11:21
Play 02 Chapter II: Lawrence Griffith - Actor Chuck Williamson
00:17:41
Play 03 Chapter III: The Traveling Salesman Chuck Williamson
00:10:49
Play 04 Chapter IV: Poet and Playwright Chuck Williamson
00:12:48
Play 05 Chapter V: The Door of Fame Chuck Williamson
00:16:42
Play 06 Chapter VI: Early Biograph Days Chuck Williamson
00:11:56
Play 07 Chapter VII: The Reliance Majestic Chuck Williamson
00:17:19
Play 08 Chapter VIII: 'The Birth of a Nation' Chuck Williamson
00:28:41
Play 09 Chapter IX: 'Intolerance' Mary Schneider
00:23:20
Play 10 Chapter X: 'Hearts of the World' Mary Schneider
00:25:09
Play 11 Chapter XI: A Short Story Series Mary Schneider
00:15:03
Play 12 Chapter XII: The Griffith Repertory Mary Schneider
00:20:38
Play 13 Chapter XIII: An Adventure at Sea Mary Schneider
00:33:08
Play 14 Chapter XIV: Mamaroneck -- and Home Mary Schneider
00:11:32