Intolerance Act II
Intolerance - The Griffith/O'Grady Director's Cut • 1h 20m
Intolerance: experience this timeless masterpiece as you’ve never seen it before. Film historian John O’Grady presents Intolerance the way DW Griffith intended, with scenes, clips and even individual frames re-introduced, letting you experience the film the way people saw Intolerance when it was first released in 1916. Through an intricate analysis of the several versions edited from 1917 through 1926, O’Grady discovered where clips and frames were lost when Griffith removed scenes, and then added them again, in order to take full advantage of the film’s marketing potential. The alterations effected the film’s timing and clarity because small portions of the master print were sacrificed in each edit. John O’Grady identified – and found – each of those edits and replaced the missing pieces, bringing the movie back to its original look and pacing. He also added back short segments that had been removed for time in 1917, making this the closest edit to what we can call Director Griffith’s own version of the film. If you’ve seen Intolerance once, or even a dozen times, enjoy it again, for the first time, in this unique presentation of Intolerance, the Griffith/O’Grady Director’s Cut. And see John’s commentary on the movie, its historical background, its role as a landmark film in movie-making, and its place in society. See Intolerance, the O’Grady Commentary, in order to get the full story about this landmark movie, and its restoration by Historical Films in the 21st century.
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Intolerance Act II - Commentary
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...