Monday, October 03, 2016

"Three Miles of Filth"

"However, as Richard Schickel noted in his biography of the director, 'D.W. Griffith: An American Life,' some regarded the film as slandering black Americans. Under the headline 'Capitalizing Race Hatred,' the New York Globe wrote: 'To make a few dirty dollars men are willing to pander to depraved tastes and to foment a race antipathy that is the most sinister and dangerous feature of American life.'"

Jeffrey Fleishman in the Los Angeles Times discusses the legacy of The Birth of a Nation.

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