D. W. Griffith Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Brown, Karl. Adventures with D. W. Griffith. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973, 252 p.

Anecdotal reminiscence of working with Griffith. Brown was an assistant cinematographer to G. W. "Billy" Bitzer, Griffith's cinematographer, from 1913 and the making of The Birth of a Nation until Broken Blossoms and Griffith's return to New York in 1920.

Schickel, Richard. D. W. Griffith: An American Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984, 672 p.

Massive biography that synthesizes the work of many previously published and unpublished accounts and brings new insights to some of Griffith's lesser-known films....

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