Filmmaker: D. W. Griffith

D.W. Griffith

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Name: David Wark Griffith

Born : January 22,1875

Died: July 23, 1945

From: Kentucky, US.

Occupation: Director, Producer.

They called him the father of cinema.  He started acting as an extra in movies and then later becomes a pioneer of modern cinema. Also made the controversial film Birth of a Nation (1915). He is mostly know for his style of editing such as Classic , close -up and paralell editing.

 

Notable Works:

Judith the Bethulia (1914)

The Birth of a nation (1915)

Intolerance ( 1916)

The Battle of the Sexes (1928)

and many other short films and feature films.

You can se the rest here : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000428/

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