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Hearts of the World (1918) was a Drama - War Film directed by D.W. Griffith and produced by D.W. Griffith.

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HEARTS OF THE WORLD At Notre Dame's Browning Cinema

By Dan Day Jr. on Sep 3, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The University of Notre Dame's Browning Cinema has started a new film season with a program of movies based around World War One. Last night D. W. Griffith's HEARTS OF THE WORLD was presented in 35MM with live musical accompaniment. I respect D. W. Griffith's cinematic accomplishments, but I have ... Read full article


HEARTS OF THE WORLD at Notre Dame's Browning Cinema

By Dan Day Jr. on Sep 3, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The University of Notre Dame's Browning Cinema has started a new film season with a program of movies based around World War One. Last night D. W. Griffith's HEARTS OF THE WORLD was presented in 35MM with live musical accompaniment. I respect D. W. Griffith's cinematic accomplishments, but I have ... Read full article


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A bulk of footage was shot on the set from Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages, which were still standing. Not only were free-standing sets built within the Babylonian Palace set, but dressing rooms and holding areas were set up underneath the massive staircase and in other covered areas. This was done because the Fine Arts Studio's facilities were already completely booked. According to Karl Brown, the crew on this film were better off than the other productions because they had a lot more space.
Cast member Robert Harron's entire family was cast in this film.
The movie was commissioned by Great Britain, which hoped that a depiction of WWI would help spur the United States to join the allies. Although D.W. Griffith had the cooperation of the British, French and Belgian governments to film in their territories, his cameraman, G.W. Bitzer, was of German descent and was not allowed in France. Griffith used an army cameraman instead.
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