Cinema: The New Pictures Mar. 3, 1924

America. D. W. Griffith has given the Revolutionary War its official camera test. It screens well—in particular the midnight ride of Paul Revere. In view of this producer's Birth of a Nation and the Klansmen's ride, it might be expected that he would express the drum beats of a rising nation with hoof beats; they charge right into the spectator's heart. But after the first half of his film Griffith reins in his Pegasus. He strives to increase the suspense by drawing out his scenes, which often makes them thin, haggard. His...

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