New DVD Release: D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the World

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New DVD Release: D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the World

PostFri Sep 01, 2017 4:19 am

Hello Fellow Silent Fans!

Here's a new DVD release from http://www.reelclassicdvd.com that's been a long time in the making!

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D. W. GRIFFITH'S
HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918)


HEARTS OF THE WORLD starring Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Dorothy Gish, Josephine Crowell, Kate Bruce and Ben Alexander. Directed by D.W. Griffith, photographed by G.W. Bitzer.

Griffith's third great feature following BIRTH OF A NATION and INTOLERANCE, HEARTS OF THE WORLD is the story of a boy, a girl and their families as they are thrust into the horror and violence of the Great War. Masterfully directed and photographed, Griffith again works his magic in presenting scenes of war on a grand scale, balanced by gentle scenes of innocence, humor and family life. Wonderfully acted by stars Lillian Gish, Bobby Harron and the Griffith stock company with truly evil portrayals by George Siegmann and a young Erich von Stroheim. Look for Noel Coward in his very first screen appearance!

Complete and running a full 122 minutes, this is definitely not the poor quality, jumpy, step-printed version commonly available elsewhere. This is a brand-new digital transfer from a lovely print that derives from Griffith's own materials as released by Essex Films.

Presented with a wonderful new score by Ben Model, HEARTS OF THE WORLD is a great and neglected masterpiece!

Get it here: https://www.createspace.com/850068600
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Re: New DVD Release: D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the World

PostFri Sep 01, 2017 4:54 am

Thanks, Mark!
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Re: New DVD Release: D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the World

PostFri Sep 01, 2017 7:21 am

Thanks, ordered!
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Re: New DVD Release: D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the World

PostSat Sep 02, 2017 5:52 pm

Just my opinion, but I've always thought Hearts of the World was technically a much better film than The Birth of a Nation or Intolerance. The editing in the former is smooth, whereas the editing in the two latter films is choppy, often with closeups that look like they were shot days or weeks and locations apart, (which I have read many were). Although the two latter films are more famous, were bigger hits, and are steeped in grandeur, Hearts of the World is tighter, better paced, contemporary for its day, and not overburdened with the weighty responsibility of reaching for historical accuracy.
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Re: New DVD Release: D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the World

PostWed Sep 06, 2017 8:00 pm

My memories of this fine film are first and foremost, the horrendous scene (obviously real) of a man who had been blown in half, and then, the panoramic (letterboxed) views of the battlefield taken through the rectangle openings in the armored plating. I remember Stroheim's contribution as well.
Over two hours long? I suppose there is much more to see than before.
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Re: New DVD Release: D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the World

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 7:46 am

Just got mine..... looks great! Will watch this weekend....
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Re: New DVD Release: D.W. Griffith's Hearts of the World

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 11:38 am

Thanks for the orders Mike and Ed (and everyone else who ordered) it's much appreciated! I hope you enjoy it!
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