History Film / Intolerance

12th Jul '16 12:48:46 PM WillKeaton
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''Intolerance'' is a 1916 film, directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]], with four stories about mankind's intolerance. Each story takes place in a separate time and place in world history. Rather than being told sequentially, the film constantly cuts from one story to another, establishing moral and psychological links between all of them -- effectively telling all four stories in parallel.

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''Intolerance'' is a 1916 silent film, directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]], with four stories about mankind's intolerance. Each story takes place in a separate time and place in world history. Rather than being told sequentially, the film constantly cuts from one story to another, establishing moral and psychological links between all of them -- effectively telling all four stories in parallel.
11th Mar '16 5:00:52 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''Intolerance''''' is a 1916 film, directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]], with four stories about mankind's intolerance. Each story takes place in a separate time and place in world history. Rather than being told sequentially, the film constantly cuts from one story to another, establishing moral and psychological links between all of them -- effectively telling all four stories in parallel.

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'''''Intolerance''''' ''Intolerance'' is a 1916 film, directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]], with four stories about mankind's intolerance. Each story takes place in a separate time and place in world history. Rather than being told sequentially, the film constantly cuts from one story to another, establishing moral and psychological links between all of them -- effectively telling all four stories in parallel.
29th Nov '15 6:37:42 AM gallium
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* FollowTheLeader: The Fall of Babylon story, especially in set design and overall look, bears an obvious debt to 1914 Italian AncientRome EpicMovie ''Film/{{Cabiria}}''.
21st Jun '15 1:23:24 AM Angelus25
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16th Feb '15 4:33:51 PM bicufo
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According to Lillian Gish's memoir, Griffith performed ExecutiveMeddling by reediting the film several times after its release, cutting the even more from the French and Judean stories and adding more Babylon material after Griffith realized that the Babylon segment was the most popular. "The Fall of Babylon" and "The Mother and the Law" were eventually reissued as standalone features with additional scenes shot. It's unlikely that the original version of ''Intolerance'' will ever be restored since most of the footage edited out of the film after its initial release has been lost.

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According to Lillian Gish's memoir, Griffith performed ExecutiveMeddling by reediting the film several times after its release, cutting the even more from the French and Judean stories and adding more Babylon material after Griffith realized that the Babylon segment was the most popular. "The Fall of Babylon" and "The Mother and the Law" were eventually reissued as standalone features with additional scenes shot. It's unlikely that the original version of ''Intolerance'' will ever be restored since most of the footage edited out of the film after its initial release has been lost.
11th Oct '14 2:28:12 PM gallium
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!Tropes include:
* ActingForTwo: Besides starring as the Mountain Girl, Constance Talmadge appears as Marguerite du Valois in the French story.

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!Tropes !!Tropes include:
* ActingForTwo: Besides starring as the Mountain Girl, Constance Talmadge appears as Marguerite du Valois in the French story.



* TheCavalry: In three of the stories, although in two The Cavalry is too late. Prosper makes a mad dash back to Brown Eyes's house, but she and her family have already been put to the sword. The Mountain Girl, after having sneaked out behind the traitorous priests and discovering their plot, races back to Babylon on a chariot, but by the time she reaches Prince Belshazzar the Persians have already entered the city via the open gate. Only in the modern story does The Cavalry arrive on time, saving The Boy from the gallows.

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* TheCavalry: In three of the stories, although in two modern story does The Cavalry is too late. arrive on time, saving The Boy from the gallows-but see TheCavalryArrivesLate.
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: Two of the stories.
Prosper makes a mad dash back to Brown Eyes's house, but she and her family have already been put to the sword. The Mountain Girl, after having sneaked out behind the traitorous priests and discovering their plot, races back to Babylon on a chariot, but by the time she reaches Prince Belshazzar the Persians have already entered the city via the open gate. Only in the modern story does The Cavalry arrive on time, saving The Boy from the gallows.
17th Sep '14 1:45:11 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* TheCameo: LillianGish, Griffith's regular heroine, appears here only as The Woman Rocking The Cradle in the bits linking the stories.

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* TheCameo: LillianGish, Creator/LillianGish, Griffith's regular heroine, appears here only as The Woman Rocking The Cradle in the bits linking the stories.
14th Sep '14 10:22:42 AM MarkLungo
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* SceneryPorn: The ''colossal'' sets for the Fall of Babylon story. Seriously, [[http://longislandarcheology.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/annex-griffith-d-w-intolerance_02.jpg look at that set!]] The Hollywood and Highland shopping center, located at that street corner in Hollywood next to the Kodak/Dolby Theatre, was partially inspired by Griffith's set.

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* SceneryPorn: The ''colossal'' sets for the Fall of Babylon story. Seriously, [[http://longislandarcheology.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/annex-griffith-d-w-intolerance_02.jpg look at that set!]] The Hollywood and Highland shopping center, located at that street corner in Hollywood next to the Kodak/Dolby [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]]/Dolby Theatre, was partially inspired by Griffith's set.
22nd Aug '14 6:53:20 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* BoxOfficeBomb: While the film received tremendous reviews at the time, and is now regarded as one of the greatest classics in film history, the market in 1916 was extremely unkind to this film. Leading factors in its failure at the box office were its length (over five hours in its original form, later cut to three); Griffith's use of techniques which, while innovative and still widely used today, were confusing to the audiences which were seeing them for the first time; and most of all, poor timing - when the film was being shot, public sentiment in the US was against entering WorldWarOne, but by the time opening night had rolled around, antipathy for the German submarine campaign was growing and there was a wide call for entering the war on the side of the Entente Powers.
22nd Aug '14 6:52:31 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* BoxOfficeBomb: While the film received tremendous reviews at the time, and is now regarded as one of the greatest classics in film history, the market in 1916 was extremely unkind to this film. Leading factors in its failure at the box office were its length (over five hours in its original form, later cut to three); Griffith's use of techniques which, while innovative and still widely used today, were confusing to the audiences which were seeing them for the first time; and most of all, poor timing - when the film was being shot, public sentiment in the US was against entering WorldWarOne, but by the time opening night had rolled around, antipathy for the German submarine campaign was growing and there was a wide call for entering the war on the side of the Entente Powers.
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