History Film / Intolerance

29th Mar '17 6:07:58 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"Our play is made up of four separate stories, laid in different periods of history, each with its own set of characters. Each story shows how hatred and intolerance, through all the ages, have battled against love and charity."''
-->-- '''Opening {{title card}}'''
29th Mar '17 6:05:38 PM Mdumas43073
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It was made in direct response to Griffith's previous film, ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage against his MagnumOpus had been an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at ''him''. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.

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It was made in direct response to Griffith's previous film, ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage against his MagnumOpus had been an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at ''him''. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the this film itself is not specifically about race relations.
29th Mar '17 6:05:06 PM Mdumas43073
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It was made in direct response to Griffith's previous film, ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage against his MagnumOpus was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at ''him''. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.

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It was made in direct response to Griffith's previous film, ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage against his MagnumOpus was had been an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at ''him''. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.
29th Mar '17 6:04:47 PM Mdumas43073
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It was made in direct response to Griffith's previous film, ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at ''him''. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.

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It was made in direct response to Griffith's previous film, ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage against his MagnumOpus was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at ''him''. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.
29th Mar '17 6:03:20 PM Mdumas43073
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29th Mar '17 6:02:44 PM Mdumas43073
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It was made in direct response to D.W. Griffith's previous film, ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at him. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.

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It was made in direct response to D.W. Griffith's previous film, ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at him.''him''. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.
28th Mar '17 7:26:54 PM DustSnitch
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* "The Crucifixion of Jesus", 27 AD, starring Howard Gaye as {{Jesus}}.

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* "The Crucifixion of Jesus", 27 AD, starring Howard Gaye as {{Jesus}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}.
15th Mar '17 9:11:58 PM nero666
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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}}''.
22nd Sep '16 9:21:04 PM nombretomado
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It was made in direct response to D.W. Griffith's previous film, ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at him. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.

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It was made in direct response to D.W. Griffith's previous film, ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Some stories hold that Griffith was TheAtoner after the backlash to that horrifically racist film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at him. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.
7th Sep '16 10:17:26 PM jamespolk
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It was made in direct response to D.W. Griffith's previous film, ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''. Some reports hold that Griffith had no idea that ''The Birth Of A Nation'' was based off a racist retelling of history until it was pointed out to him, and was horrified at what he had presented and how he was now perceived; others (including Website/TheOtherWiki) claim that the movie was conceived in a harsher response to those who were outraged by the aforementioned movie, and that Griffith thought the outrage was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.

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It was made in direct response to D.W. Griffith's previous film, ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''. Some reports stories hold that Griffith had no idea was TheAtoner after the backlash to that ''The Birth Of A Nation'' was based off a horrifically racist retelling of history until it was pointed out to him, and was horrified at what he had presented and how he was now perceived; others (including Website/TheOtherWiki) claim that the movie was conceived in a harsher response to those who were outraged by the aforementioned movie, and film. The truth, however, is that Griffith thought the outrage was an example of Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad.Main/PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, and felt the "intolerance" had been directed at him. Regardless of what sparked its creation, the film itself is not specifically about race relations.



* "The Fall of Babylon", 539 BC, depicting a holy war between worshipers of different gods.
* The Crucifixion of Jesus, 27 AD
* The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, 1572 AD
* "The Mother and the Law", 1914 AD, depicting crime, moral puritanism, and conflicts between capitalists and striking workers in America, causing hardship and suffering to those caught in the crossfire

The original concept was to give equal time to all four stories, but that would have made for an even longer film that the massive product Griffith eventually released. The St. Bartholomew's Day story was cut shorter and the Jesus story was cut even more than that; the finished film gives considerably more attention to the modern-day "Mother and the Law" story and the Babylon story than the other two.

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* "The Fall of Babylon", 539 BC, depicting a holy war between worshipers the destruction of different gods.
Babylon by the Persians. Starring Constance Talmadge as the Mountain Girl.
* The "The Crucifixion of Jesus, Jesus", 27 AD
AD, starring Howard Gaye as {{Jesus}}.
* The "The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, Massacre", 1572 AD
AD, starring Margery Wilson as Brown Eyes and Eugene Palette as Prosper.
* "The Mother and the Law", 1914 AD, depicting crime, moral puritanism, and conflicts between capitalists and striking workers in America, causing hardship and suffering to those caught in the crossfire

crossfire. Starring Mae Marsh as the Dear One, Robert Harron as the Boy, and Miriam Cooper as the Friendless One.

The original concept was to give equal time to all four stories, but that would have made for an even longer film that the massive product Griffith eventually released. The St. Bartholomew's Day story was cut shorter and the Jesus story was cut even more than that; that, being reduced to a few scattered scenes; the finished film gives considerably more attention to the modern-day "Mother and the Law" story and the Babylon story than the other two.



* {{Fanservice}} / FanserviceExtra: The Love Temple in Babylon contains the prince's harem girls, who lounge around in see-through gowns. A nude woman is shown splashing about in a pool. And the 2013 Cohen Blu-Ray shows what appears to be a woman spreading her knees apart and [[CountryMatters exposing herself]] for the camera. This was in 1916.

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* {{Fanservice}} / FanserviceExtra: The Love Temple in Babylon contains the prince's harem girls, who lounge around in see-through gowns. A nude woman is shown splashing about in a pool. And the 2013 Cohen Blu-Ray shows what appears to be a woman can be seen spreading her knees apart and [[CountryMatters exposing herself]] for the camera. This was in 1916.



* ForDoomTheBellTolls: The tolling of church bells is the signal to start the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.



* SissyVillain: The prince in the French story.

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* SissyVillain: The prince in the French story.story, who is described as "feminine" and is fully on board with the massacre of Protestants.
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