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Orphans Of The Storm (1921) was a Drama - Silent Films Film directed by D.W. Griffith and produced by D.W. Griffith.

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The Gish Sisters Blogathon: Orphans of the Storm, Dorothy and Lillian Together

By Bernardo Villela on Sep 12, 2013 From The Movie Rat

Introduction Firstly, my apologies for this post being late, and to subscribers who may have seen this post come up raw, unfinished and unedited. I’ll do my best to keep that kind of thing from happening again (it’s already happened far too often). My goal in this post for this blogathon... Read full article


?rf?s da Tempestade / Orphans of the Storm (1921)

By L? on Sep 7, 2013 From Critica Retro

?rf?s da Tempestade / Orphans of the Storm (1921) Dia cinco de setembro foi comemorado aqui no Brasil o Dia do Irm?o. Eu n?o tenho irm?os, mas se tivesse gostaria que minha rela??o com ele / ela fosse igual a da de duas famosas irm?s do cinema mudo: Lillian e Dorothy Gish. Juntas ou separadas... Read full article


?rf?s da Tempestade / Orphans of the Storm (1921)

By L? on Sep 7, 2013 From Critica Retro

?rf?s da Tempestade / Orphans of the Storm (1921) Dia cinco de setembro foi comemorado aqui no Brasil o Dia do Irm?o. Eu n?o tenho irm?os, mas se tivesse gostaria que minha rela??o com ele / ela fosse igual a da de duas famosas irm?s do cinema mudo: Lillian e Dorothy Gish. Juntas ou separadas... Read full article


Conservatism in Revolution: The Gish sisters in D. W. Griffith's ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921)

By Margaret Perry on Aug 14, 2012 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

Conservatism in Revolution: The Gish sisters in D. W. Griffith's ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921) This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin' on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. It is also my contribution to Eternity of Dream's Speec... Read full article


Conservatism in Revolution: The Gish sisters in D. W. Griffith's ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921)

By Margaret Perry on Aug 14, 2012 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

Conservatism in Revolution: The Gish sisters in D. W. Griffith's ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921) Labels: D.W. Griffith, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Orphans of the Storm (1921), silent films, Speechless Blogathon, Summer Under the Stars Blogathon This post is written in conjunction... Read full article


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D.W. Griffith decided to enlarge the scope of the melodrama by weaving in historical details from the French Revolution including the historical figures Danton and Robespierre. He made every effort to be true to real events and took additional inspiration from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and History of the French Revolution by Thomas Carlyle, which Lillian Gish noted every major player in the film studied. Carlyle's book was, in fact, also a major influence on Dickens, who took the incident of an aristocrat's carriage running over a small child from Carlyle's book
Included among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider.
Lillian Gish first suggested D.W. Griffith film the enormously popular play "The Two Orphans," which had been translated into 40 languages, thinking of her sister Dorothy Gish in the role of Henriette. Interestingly, Griffith cast Dorothy as Louise, the passive blind victim, when it was Lillian who was best known for playing helpless heroines. Most who knew her would attest that Dorothy was the more vivacious and strong willed of the two sisters. Lillian had written of her sister in 1927 "She is laughter, even on the cloudy days of life; nothing bothers her or saddens her or concerns her lastingly."
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