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Surprised By Blackface

The Griffith Project Volume 12 : Essays on D.W. Griffith

British Film Institute, 2008

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... about a generative, primitive Africa. And indeed, in a convoluted backstory we will eventually learn that the mystery of Sam’s identity lies in deepest Africa. So, like the Bert Williams and George Walker musical play, In Dahomey (1902),...

If We Only Knew

The Griffith Project Volume 7 : Films Produced in 1913

British Film Institute, 2003

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2

...Production company: BiographFilming date: finished ca. March 1913Location: CaliforniaRelease date: 1 May 1913Release length: one reelCopyright date: 25 April 1913Director: D.W. Griffith or Anthony O’sullivanAuthor: George HennessySource...

The Stolen Loaf

The Griffith Project Volume 7 : Films Produced in 1913

British Film Institute, 2003

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2

...Production company: BiographFilming date: finished ca. March 1913Location: CaliforniaRelease date: 15 May 1913Release length: one reelCopyright date: 8 May 1913Director: D.W. Griffith or Anthony O’sullivanAuthor: Grace BartonSource...

The Wanderer

The Griffith Project Volume 7 : Films Produced in 1913

British Film Institute, 2003

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2

...Production company: BiographFilming date: finished ca. March 1913Location: CaliforniaRelease date: 3 May 1913; reissued by Biograph, 3 September 1915Release length: 1003 feetCopyright date: 26 April 1913Director: D.W. GriffithAuthor: D.W...

The Birth of a Nation

The Griffith Project Volume 8 : Films Produced in 1914–15

British Film Institute, 2004

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... in the context of examining its racist underpinnings. While Linda Williams grants The Birth of a Nation some of its original force in her analysis of its perpetuation of melodramatic tendencies rooted in racial oppositions (Williams, Playing the Race...

Performing the feminine

Lars von Trier’s Women

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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3

... University of Chicago Press, 1987, p. 155. The catch debated by feminists (Mary Ann Doane and Linda Williams) was its inherently masochistic theme (sacrifice for love) and the ‘wet, wasted afternoons’ that it produced.Ibid., p. 154. Von...

Exploitation Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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3

... examples of the creative exchange between high/low film-making strata that has characterised exploitation/mainstream history. However, Corman has also always encouraged women: the ‘Corman alternative film school’ provided what Williams calls ‘an...

Children as bait

The Jaws Book : New Perspectives on the Classic Summer Blockbuster

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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3

... of the scene’s flashy ‘Hitchcock shot’, the dolly zoom which dramatizes Brody’s shocked realization so brilliantly; this, combined with the insinuation of John Williams’s ‘shark voice’ and the sheer catastrophe of Alex’s spilled blood, eclipses...

The Mountain Rat

The Griffith Project Volume 8 : Films Produced in 1914–15

British Film Institute, 2004

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... length: four reelsCopyright date: not copyrightedSupervision: D.W. Griffith?Director: James KirkwoodScenario: Frank E. WoodsStory: Mary Rider MechtoldCamera: not knownCast: Henry Walthall (Douglas Williams); Dorothy Gish (Nell,“The Mountain...

The Wood Nymph

The Griffith Project Volume 8 : Films Produced in 1914–15

British Film Institute, 2004

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...Production company: Fine Arts Film Co.Filming date: finished Fall 1915Location: Fine Arts studio, 4500 Sunset Boulevard, Los AngelesPresented by: Triangle Film Corp.Producer: D.W. GriffithDistribution: Triangle Film Corp.New York premiere...