Mr. Griffith's House With Closed Shutters

Mr Griffith s House With Closed Shutters Although volumes have been written about the great director D W Griffith he remains one of the most enigmatic figures in cinema history Even the biographers he chose to chronicle his life were denied

  • Title: Mr. Griffith's House With Closed Shutters
  • Author: William M. Drew
  • ISBN: 9781466215108
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • Although volumes have been written about the great director D W Griffith, he remains one of the most enigmatic figures in cinema history Even the biographers he chose to chronicle his life were denied access to many facts in his personal history This book reveals a hereto unexplored phase of the pioneer director s life that the author maintains would have a profound inAlthough volumes have been written about the great director D W Griffith, he remains one of the most enigmatic figures in cinema history Even the biographers he chose to chronicle his life were denied access to many facts in his personal history This book reveals a hereto unexplored phase of the pioneer director s life that the author maintains would have a profound influence on his work Based upon solid research, the book not only presents a scholarly analysis of the nexus between Griffith s life experience and his interpretation of women s roles, it also contains within its pages a compelling mystery that will fascinate its readers With many rare illustrations Film historian Kevin Brownlow calls it A great discovery about a remarkable, unknown chapter in D W Griffith s early life biographer Eve Golden says, For those of us who love film history and real life mysteries, he William M Drew has come up with an irresistible page turner and senior lecturer in film at UND Christopher P Jacobs describes it as Fascinating and meticulously researched look into a long lost side to Griffith s career and personal life that often reads like a mystery novel.

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    1. After reading his splendid book on "Intolerance", I hoped Drew would go on to write a full biography of Griffith. After reading this new book, I'm less eager.Drew has uncovered a previously unknown episode from Griffith's early years: as a young actor/playwright, he had a tempestuous affair with an actress named Mary Scott, who some years after they parted died in tragic and scandalous circumstances.Unfortunately, Drew is not content merely to add this datum to our knowledge of Griffith's life; [...]

    2. Just finished reading William M. Drew's "Mr. Griffith's House With Closed Shutters," and it is quite an achievement. One can quibble with the occasional overstep in speculation, or some photos with faces distorted by digital stretching (like wathching a 1.33 picture spread out over a 16x9 screen); but the research is solid, the story fascinating, and the writing first rate. This may not be a "Rosebud" revalation about Griffith's life and career--but it comes close and certainly adds much to our [...]

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