Way Down East

Way Down East US (1920) Dir. D.W Griffith “Oh, it’s different with a man. He’s supposed to sow his wild oats!” So speaks the villain of this silent classic based on the 19th century play by Lottie Blair Parker that takes the bold stance of challenging a societal taboo that still resonates in many cultures … Continue reading Way Down East

Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout The Ages

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout The Ages US (1916) Dir. D.W Griffith One of the great things about being an artist is how it allows one to express themselves through their chosen medium, be it happiness, concern, disgust or retaliation. For the legendary D.W Griffith the latter was the motivation behind this epic fugue form film, … Continue reading Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout The Ages

The Birth Of A Nation

The Birth Of A Nation (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 194 minutes approx. D.W Griffith’s silent epic Birth Of A Nation has that rare distinction of being a film that elicits both praise and vitriol in equal measures and deservedly so. It is a film that essentially deals with black and … Continue reading The Birth Of A Nation

Orphans Of The Storm

Orphans Of The Storm US (1921) Dir. D.W Griffith Set prior to the French Revolution of the late 18th century, orphans Henriette Girard (Lillian Gish) and her blind foundling “sister” Louise (Dorothy Gish) – a child born of nobility but dumped on the streets due to her mother’s marriage to a common man – take … Continue reading Orphans Of The Storm