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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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D.W. Griffith filmed some battle scenes during actual battles at the front in France. While he was out near the front trenches scouting locations, his party came under a surprise German artillery barrage. Griffith and his assistant jumped in a nearby ditch, and when the barrage was over they emerged from the ditch to discover that although they were uninjured, a shell had exploded near the ditch, killing the two soldiers acting as their escorts, along with a dozen other soldiers standing nearby.
Cast member Robert Harron's entire family was cast in this film.
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.
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