Sunday 5 September 2021


The Birth of a Nation (1915)
[#161 in 100 Films in a Year 2021]
Blindspot 2021 #8. Only watched the first part (of two), because it's a long film and, frankly, I needed to go to bed. Part Two tomorrow (hopefully).

Also watched one of the Blu-ray's extras: when the film was re-released in 1930, it came with a short introduction and intermission in which director D.W. Griffith chatted to Walter Huston about some of the film's inspiration, and basically tried to excuse its racism. It's an interesting bit of additional context.

this week on 100 Films

Yes, 100 Films in a Year still exists, even if I'm only posting there once a month rght now. But hey, at least there's plenty to enjoy in my regular monthly column...

More next Sunday... maybe...