These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Griffith attempted to end the film on a glorious note with a special-effects shot of an immense cross of light appearing in the sky. Many contemporary viewers mistake this image for an atomic explosion.
Vindicated by History: The film was such a failure at the box office that it bankrupted Griffith's studio. Today, it's considered to by some to be one of the greatest silent films.