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Life of Villa (1912)

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Although some scenes were re-enacted after the fact, this is a real documentary on the struggle of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to overthrow dictator Porfirio Díaz . Directors Christy... See full summary »

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Although some scenes were re-enacted after the fact, this is a real documentary on the struggle of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to overthrow dictator Porfirio Díaz . Directors Christy Cabanne and Raoul Walsh took a camera crew to Mexico during the Mexican Revolution of 1912 and traveled with Villa, filming footage of his army on the march and engaged in battle with federal troops (director Walsh confirmed in an interview the long-rumored story that Villa insisted on the filming of execution by firing squad of several dozen federal prisoners, but that when he returned to Hollywood the studio thought the footage too grisly and cut it out). Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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There were, as far as is known, four documentaries made about Pancho Villa during his lifetime. This Biograph film is the first of them, and Villa is listed as a "producer" on the original credits. See more »

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Followed by The Life of General Villa (1914) See more »

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D.W. Griffith as Supervisor
30 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the same way that a graduate wanting to get into the film industry would start off as a Runner, Production Assistant, Production Manager, Line Producer, or 3rd, 2nd and 1st Assistant Director, D.W. Griffith also did miscellaneous jobs in the industry as a supervisor in 1912 at the age of 37.


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