Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Intolerance 1916 Film, Viewing Vizcaya

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages is a 1916 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and is considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era. Intolerance was a colossal undertaking filled with monumental sets, lavish period costumes, and more than 3,000 extras. The film consisted of four distinct but parallel stories that demonstrated mankind's intolerance during four different ages in world history. The timeline covered approximately 2,500 years, beginning with:

1. The "Babylonian" period (539 B.C.) depicts the fall of Babylon as a result of intolerance arising from a conflict between devotees of different Babylonian gods.
2. The "Judean" era (circa 27 A.D.) recounts how intolerance led to the crucifixion of Jesus.
3. The French Renaissance (1572) tells of the failure of the Edict of Toleration that led to the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.
4. Modern America (1914) demonstrates how crime, moral puritanism, and conflicts between ruthless capitalists and striking workers helped ruin the lives of Americans.

Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by D. W. Griffith
Written by D.W. Griffith
Star of note Lillian Gish
Release date(s) September 5, 1916
Running time 163 min. / Spain:123 min. / UK:178 min. (2000 video release) / USA:197 min.
Language Silent film
English intertitles
Budget $385,907[1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intolerance_(film)

The movies for Viewing Vizcaya have all had some
connection to Vizcaya, Lillian Gish is the Vizcaya Connection in this movie. Ms. Gish was a guest of Mr. Deering's at Vizcaya. Lillian played The Woman Who Rocks the Cradle / The Eternal Mother.

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