The List: The Birth of a Nation
(dir. D. W. Griffith, 1915)
So. Hmmm. I really disliked this movie. In fact, it took me many, many tries (and a few months of having it sitting here, sucking up netflix charges) for me to finally get through it. Given the triple whammy of its being...
B) 3 hours long
C) incredibly offensive
...I never really expected any better. In any case, I'm gonna say as little about it as possible.
But I will give it this: watching it was an experience. Just not in the good way. Yeah, it was a technical milestone. Yeah, it was the first blockbuster. And yes, it may have secured the future of feature films as we know them. But damn if it isn't a total slog to sit through. The Lincoln assassination scene is cool, though.
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