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.
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.
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