D.W. Griffith: An American Life

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Simon and Schuster, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 672 pages
Examines the sources and scope of Griffith's art, tracing his life from a Southern childhood, through his innovative contributions to film, including techniques such as the close-up, to his fall from popular favor and lonely last years

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This was a very, very dry read. It took me quite a while -- a hundred pages or more -- to really get into this book, and even then it became something of a chore to finish it. The amount of detailed ... Read full review

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LJ's reviewer found that Schickel's monumental biography of the man who practically invented Hollywood "presents the first great director as the author of his own destruction" (LJ 4/1/84). Read full review

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