The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.Written by
Victor Munoz <email@example.com>
Rated #7 of the 25 most controversial movies of all time. Entertainment Weekly, 16 June 2006. See more »
The South Carolina coastline does not have bluffs overlooking the ocean. See more »
Over four hundred thousand Ku Klux costumes made by the women of the South and not one trust betrayed.
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The following was listed in the opening credits: A PLEA FOR THE ART OF THE MOTION PICTURE: We do not fear censorship, for we have no wish to offend with improprieties or obscenities, but we do demand, as a right, the liberty to show the dark side of wrong, that we may illuminate the bright side of virtue - the same liberty that is conceeded to the art of the written word - that art to which we owe the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. See more »
In 1931 a shorter version with an orchestral track was released. The reissue version was reedited and shorted under Griffith's supervision, and also included sound effects. Also filmed and added to this version was a prologue featuring Griffith in conversation with actor Walter Huston, introducing the film. See more »
more disturbing that the movie, made in 1915, are some of these comments I'm reading...in 2007...
pcorder wrote: "Whites could not vote or serve in the government during Reconstruction, Blacks ruled in the Legislatures and this movie showed how they acted during that time. The reason some many liberal whites and blacks HATE this movie is because it is the only movie to ever tell the truth about RECONSTRUCTION."???
Are you high?? what planet are you from?? This couldn't be further from the truth. you obviously don't know your history. or perhaps you know "your story", which is not the same. benefits of a home education, i presume?
to those who praise this movie...let's say a black director makes a film depicting whites as ignorant, violent, subhuman heathens, but hey, its a cinematic masterpiece. Would you be singing its praises? i highly doubt it.
shows just how far we Haven't come...
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