D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance
Its Genesis and Its Vision
About the Book
A critical study of the background of D.W. Griffith’s film masterpiece, the 1916 epic Intolerance. The most expensive ($2,000,000) film made prior to 1920, Intolerance was critically acclaimed and is now considered a classic.
The book traces the artistic and political influences that shaped the director’s vision, discusses the influences of the Progressive movement, and connects the film to the social and political climate of the early 20th century.
About the Author(s)
William M. Drew
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2001 
Book Reviews & Awards
“essential”—Library Journal; “thoroughly documented”—Choice; “William M. Drew is someone who meticulously researches everything. Anything he writes I would highly recommend”—Forget The Talkies!; “a paradigm for filmmakers throughout the world…comprehensive”—Journal of Film and Video; “extraordinary…thorough”—Big Reel; “a whole background picture of early films in an entertaining form”—Classic Images; “well researched”—Film Quarterly; “thorough and fully documented”—Film Review Annual; “thoroughly documented and researched”—The Silents Majority On-Line Journal; “in-depth coverage”—Communication Booknotes.