The Birth of a Nation
Watch The Birth of a Nation (1915)
D.W. Griffith's epic tale of the American civil war, told primarily from the perspective of the South. The story is nominally that of two families, one from the north, the other the south, and the challenges they face during the war. Heavily slanted in favor of the Confederates, who are noble and right, against the Yankees who are degenerate and without scruples. When black Union troops take over the town of Piedmont, South Carolina the Ku Klux Klan becomes the white population's saviors.
For me The Birth of a Nation - was the biggest surprise of the year 1915. Most movies, even the greatest ones, evaporate like mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades free quickly. But not with this one :). I sat for a long time after the end of The Birth of a Nation, reflecting on my thoughts. There are some scenes in this movie that I will remember them until I die. Varied dialogues are the quintessence of this image, they inspire the viewer. It... Show more
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