Often cited as the single most important figure in American filmmaking, David Wark Griffith (1875-1948) was also one of the most controversial. Griffith single-handedly elevated American film to world-class stature, and forced Americans who hitherto thought of movies as light entertainment to perceive cinema as a serious art form with no direct corollary in literature or theatre. However, while his filmmaking technique was sophisticated, his dramatic sensibilities were rooted in the Victorian Era and his racial attitudes reflected his upbringing in the antebellum South. Though the debate about Griffith's character continues today, his influence on the development of cinema is undeniable.
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In 2020, there were an estimated 727 million persons aged 65 years or over worldwide. This number is projected to more than double by 2050, reaching over 1.5 billion persons. By mid-century, one in six people globally will be aged 65 years or older. Globally, the population aged 65 years and over is growing faster […]
Best known for his Academy Award-winning adapted screenplay “Sideways,” author Rex Pickett is out with a new book. The UC San Diego alumnus, who graduated in 1976, sets his latest work in a fictional Geisel Library. “The Archivist” is a murder mystery that takes a deep dive into the inner workings of the process of […]