HOLLYWOOD in The Twenties (1968) by David Robinson – PDF Download

Among the talents first introduced into the studios by Griffith were Pickford, the Gish sisters, Bessie Love, Blanche Sweet, Richard Barthelmess, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh. Griffith not only enlarged the cinema’s language but also its range of subjects. The Song of the Shirt and A Corner in Wheat attempted social questions, even if at a simple level. He embarked on his first historico-philosophical spectacles, such as Judith of Bethulia. To suit more sophisticated  subjects he made films in greater length than had hitherto been customary. At four reels, Judith of Bethulia was the longest film made until that time.

DW Griffith and Lillian Gish

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