Intolerance Act II - Commentary
Intolerance - The Griffith/O'Grady Director's Cut • 1h 20m
Take a short course in movie-making of the silent era, and a primer on History in four centuries. Throw in a study of American society early in the twentieth century, and get to know the actors and characters of one of the most influential movies of all time. Join film historian John O’Grady, and film director Brad Graham, for their rich commentary of John’s edit of Intolerance, the Griffith/O’Grady Cut. Going beyond Griffith’s “firsts”, and his innovations, these film professionals analyze Griffith’s compositions for what they brought to making movies, and how they influence film-making to this day. Each of the major actors’ individual stories are explored, as well as many of the technicians and other professionals who worked with Griffith early in the twentieth century. The four main stories, set in their own timeframes are given historical context. And some of the mysteries of Intolerance are solved. Just what is the prison the film uses in the modern story? What was DW’s reference for the marriage market set? And is there any historical basis for that flame-throwing Babylonian tank? Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Griffith’s Intolerance, and O’Grady’s re-edit, bringing the film back to the way Griffith intended. Join John and Brad in an immersive experience: Intolerance, the O’Grady Commentary, from Historical Films.