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Influential Filmmakers

D.W. Griffith


D.W. Griffith is one of the pioneers of cinema. Often called “The Father of Cinema,” Griffith was responsible for the development of many modern filmmaking techniques–particularly in the field of editing. He is also the individual who proved the viability of feature-length films to the American market with his 1912 epic Birth of a Nation. He is also a controversial figure, due to the content of many of his films. Click the “Find Out More” button and read his bio.