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Articles tagged d.w. griffith

Monday, January 28 2013

What Is the Stereotypical ‘Real American?’

Picture such a creature in your mind and see how it compares to the one in mine: White. Well-fed. Armed. Christian. I’m seeing Boss Hogg in Bermuda shorts, Foghorn Leghorn in a business suit, Britney Spears in a monster truck.


Thursday, August 11 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 4: Samuel Fuller - John Huston

On our fourth day, this journey through the 100 Essential Film Directors continues to twist and turn in unexpected ways. From bold, opinionated Hollywood voices to those who essentially created the language of cinema, today will shed light on kings of genre like Samuel Fuller, through lions like the legendary John Huston.


Thursday, December 10 2009

Precious and Lee Daniels: State of the Race

In adapting author Sapphire's difficult novel for the screen, director Lee Daniels is helping change the way spectators view African American women by deploying stereotypes and then exploding them.


Thursday, December 18 2008

Griffith Masterworks 2

With D.W. Griffith that it's the telling of the story (and not the story itself) that makes for a truly great filmic experience.


Thursday, September 13 2007

True Heart Susie

Much of this film, especially the first reel, is based on a form of comedy that gently spoofs its own conventions while faithfully employing them.


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