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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 used this movie as a means of commenting, obliquely, on contemporary politics of his time. He drew parallels between the anarchist mobs that overthrew the French aristocrats, and what he says in opening titles to the film are the present American dangers of succumbing to the kind of "anarchy and Bolshevism" he perceived in the recent Russian Revolution. It is a great historical irony that those Bolsheviks Griffith railed against were quite smitten with the director's incomparable ways of generating film tension in crosscutting as well as his cinematic means of conveying good and evil via sophisticated editing and framing techniques. As the father of film syntax Griffith was an enormous influence on the Soviet filmmakers Sergei M. Eisenstein and Vsevolod Pudovkin, who were inspired by many of his films including the anti-Bolshevik Orphans of the Storm.
Lifelong Republican Lillian Gish was thrilled to be invited to the White House by President Warren G. Harding following the premiere of Orphans of the Storm.
William J. Walsh, a bit player, was killed on set when a prop gun went off by accident.
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