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The birth of a nation

Label
The birth of a nation
Title
The birth of a nation
Title variation
D.W. Griffith's 1915 masterpiece
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recounts the events leading up to and immediately fter the Civil War. Ben Cameron, a brave yet disillusioned Confederate soldier, creates a covert group of impassioned Southerners called the Ku Klux Klan as an answer to the supposed problem of the rise and rule of blacks and carpetbaggers. Bent on revenge, Ben leads his KKK followers in a war to suppress the black threat to white society, ultimately restoring "order" to his beloved South
Member of
Cataloging source
UAI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, D.W. Griffith ; writers, D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods ; photography, G.W. Bitzer
Language note
Silent film with music score
LC call number
PS3507.I93
LC item number
C5 2005
PerformerNote
Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Ralph Lewis, Wallace Reid, Henry Walthall
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1875-1948
  • 1872-1944
  • 1893-1993
  • 1895-1968
  • 1872-1937
  • 1891-1923
  • 1878-1936
  • 1864-1946
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Griffith, D. W.
  • Woods, Frank E
  • Bitzer, G. W.
  • Gish, Lillian
  • Marsh, Mae
  • Lewis, Ralph
  • Reid, Wallace
  • Walthall, Henry B.
  • Dixon, Thomas
  • Alpha Video Distributors
Runtime
192
Series statement
Alpha video classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ku-Klux Klan (1866-1869)
  • Reconstruction
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
The birth of a nation
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a silent motion picture in 1915
  • Based on the novel The Clansman, by Thomas Dixon
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1118070
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (192 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
ALP 47160
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1118070
  • (OCoLC)60756779
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The birth of a nation
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a silent motion picture in 1915
  • Based on the novel The Clansman, by Thomas Dixon
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1118070
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (192 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
ALP 47160
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1118070
  • (OCoLC)60756779
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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