David Llewelyn Wark "D. W." Griffith was a premier pioneering American film director. He is best known as the director of the epic 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance . Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation made pioneering use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its immense popularity set the stage for the dominance of the feature-length film in the United States. The film has been extremely controversial for its negative depiction of African Americans, white Unionists and Reconstruction, and its positive portrayal of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan....
|Birthdate:||January 22, 1875|
|Birthplace:||La Grange, Kentucky|
|Date of death:||July 23, 1948|
|Also known as:||D.W. Griffith, David Llewelyn Wark Griffith, David Llewelyn Wark|