D. W. Griffith

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  • noun

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United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)

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He begins with a look at the career of influential director DW Griffith, who progressed from making short cliffhangers to producing epics including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance during the 1910s.
Director DW Griffith discovered Hollywood on his trips to California and loved the scenery and people.
It's the last chapter in the tale of two movie greats - Metro Goldwyn Mayer and United Artists, founded in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and DW Griffith.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the picture tells the story of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Banderas), who joined forces with US pioneer film-makers Harry Aitken (Broadbent) and DW Griffith.
He said, "Scorsese is old-fashioned and is making the same films that DW Griffith was making early last century.