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Biograph Shorts: Special Edition

Biograph Shorts: Special Edition

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The selection of motion pictures featured in this two-disc set traces D. W. Griffith's rapid unparalleled development as a filmmaker during his five year stint at the Biograph Company-a development that contributed substantially to the emergence of film as a powerful form of cultural expression. From the crude humor melodramatic devices of the Adventures of Dollie (1908) through the remarkably dynamic the Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913), one is able to witness Griffith's rapid gains in self-confidence and increasing command over the still new medium of motion pictures. Griffith was noted for many achievements, but among the most striking was the use of parallel editing, both for purpose of suspense (An Unseen Enemy, the Lesser Evil) and to generate a powerful social commentary (Corner the Wheat, the Usurer). But as the Unchanging Sea demonstrates, he was also able to harness the technique for more elegiac purposes. In these fifteen films-plus eight bonus shorts-one finds Griffith experimenting with (and thus contributing to the development of) various genres, including the Western (The Last Drop of Water), the crime picture (The Musketeers of Pig Valley) and the seafaring drama (Enoch Arden, one of Griffith's earliest two-reel endeavors).

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    Title: Biograph Shorts: Special Edition
    Genre: Drama-Classics (Silent Films), Box Sets
    Starring: Harry Carey, Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Ynez Seabury, Flora Finch, Claire McDowell, Robert Harron, Del Henderson
    Director: D.W. Griffith
    Attributes: Silent Movie, 2PC
    Release Date: 12/10/2002
    Original Year: 1992
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 0
    Rated: UNR
    Catalog #: 2682
    UPC: 738329026820
    Item #: KOV026820

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 12/10/2002
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 362 minutes
    Studio: Kino Video