The Clansman

Birth of a Nation theatrical poster.

“It is like writing history with lightning.  And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.”

— President Woodrow Wilson.

Despite its controversial historical and ideological perspectives, D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation (1915) is technically one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.  It was the first movie screened in the White House and is one of my favourite films, second perhaps to Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Passion of Joan of Arc (1928).

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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