Griffith D W
Griffith, D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark) 1875-1948.
American filmmaker whose Birth of a Nation (1915) greatly influenced cinematic technique but is controversial because of its sympathetic portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan.
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