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Lillian Gish

Post  Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:04 am

They don't shoot like this any more.



Cameraman Hendrik Sartov, Director King Vidor, Irving Thalberg, Lillian Gish filming "La Boheme"

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:24 am

This:


comes from DW Griffith's The Mothering Heart (1913)

Everybody can watch it here:



I'll do it later... and I'll come back

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:41 am

Now that I've seen it I know why she has that look in her eyes. Very tragic.


There's an scene where she hides behind a tree



and you can only see her hands and you only know her reaction from her hands. That's beautiful.

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:30 am


"François Truffaut dedicated La Nuit Américaine (Day for Night, 1973), his most direct homage to the movies, to Lillian and Dorothy Gish"

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:21 am



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Post  pinhedz on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:09 am

My grandfather was named D.W. [David Walter] Griffiths. Laughing

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:56 am

Was D.W. Griffith a racist?

I've been reading about Griffith movies today. I saw there are four of his films, all of them starring Lillian Gish, in the book I have titled 1001 you must see before you die (I haven't seen any... yet). And of course one of them is The Birth of a Nation. I guess that's a racist movie, at least everybody says so. But was he really a racist? He didn't make any movie close to that later (I read).

I want to see Intolerance. It was a response to all the controversy he created with Birth of a Nation. And the book says it's a very good film... and I trust the book cyclops

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:47 pm

I like this:

"Gish had the gift for externalizing [an] interior drama. ... [She had] the physical attributes and skill to convey softness, delicacy, and vulnerability readily; but she also suggests an implicit strength" - Blake Lucas

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:52 pm

pinhedz wrote:My grandfather was named D.W. [David Walter] Griffiths. Laughing
Then... I am at three degrees of separation with Lillian Gish cheers

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