Tag Archives: D.W. Griffith

December 2023/January-February 2024 Viewing Diary

The Golden Bachelor Watched – in great hilarity – with Karen and Allison during a raucous sleepover, and Carol pulled up on FaceTime. So we could watch together. The whole thing is so ridiculous. Maestro (2023; d. Bradley Cooper) I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, poet/playwright Angelina Weld Grimké

Angelina Weld Grimké’s was born into a powerful familial legacy, which she absorbed, and then continued on her own. It was the air she breathed. Her paternal grandparents were a white slave owner and a mixed-race slave, who lived together … Continue reading

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One of the Most Exciting Action Scenes Ever Filmed

It’s from D.W. Griffith’s Way Down East (1920), starring Lillian Gish and a stalwart yet passionate Richard Barthelmess. Way Down East, even with its overlay of sentimentality about womanhood (one title card reads: “Maternity – Woman’s Gethsemene”), is a very … Continue reading

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