Tag Archives: D. W. Griffith

Notes on “The Story of Adele H.”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Victor Hugo’s daughter sails to Nova Scotia to stalk a man who doesn’t love her. When her marriage schemes fail, and she becomes desperate, she disconnects from external reality. Eventually she follows him to Barbados, where … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Rides

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Like a Holy Candle

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: There are four sorts of scenes alternated: (1) the particular history of Judith; (2) the gentle courtship of Nathan and Naomi, types of the inhabitants of Bethulia; (3) pictures of the streets, with the population flowing … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things from 2014

Blowhard, Esq.¬†writes: For approximately the 14th year in a row my pop music taste slid into middling mediocrity, but I’m perfectly OK with that. I long ago abandoned caring about or following new music. I loved The Black Keys’ “Turn … Continue reading

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The Treasure of Treasures

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Lately I’ve been enjoying, bit by bit, the Cohen Film Collection’s restoration of D.W. Griffith’s¬† “Intolerance,” which is available to stream via Hulu Plus. (It’s also available on Blu-Ray.) I’ve seen the movie many times, but … Continue reading

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Art Greats Perceive the Future

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The great publishing industry will be the publishing of motion pictures instead of print. Motion picture libraries will be as common as private libraries – more so. Theatres will have the same relation to these libraries … Continue reading

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David, Victor, and Stanley

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“I Love Red Hair”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This bit from “Young Mr. Lincoln” is probably my favorite passage in all of John Ford. It’s Ford at his most Griffithesque; it’s similar in a number of ways to Griffith’s light pastoral works, the great … Continue reading

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