Intolerance Overview:

Intolerance (1916) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by D.W. Griffith and produced by D.W. Griffith.

SYNOPSIS

Griffith's mammoth achievement, spanning several centuries and cultures. The silent film presents four stories linked solely by a single common thread: intolerance. Three of the stories are based on historical fact: medieval France during the reign of Charles IX; the birth and crucifixion of Christ; and the fall of Babylonia. The fourth tale is a "modern" story of greed, cruelty, and betrayal. Intolerance had its New York premiere on September 5, 1916; it was released two years after The Birth of a Nation, and it is widely regarded as Griffith's protest and self-defense against the charges of racism leveled at him for Birth's glorification of the Ku Klux Klan. Composer Carl Davis created a new score for a recent release.

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Intolerance was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at ? Intolerance (1916)

By Lea Stans on Apr 19, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at: Intolerance (1916) Along with my ?Silent Superstars? series, I thought it would be fun to dive into the history behind specific films. Let?s start with a look at one of biggest spectacles ever put on film–Intolerance! It is one of the grandest, most ... Read full article


Intolerance (1916)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 1, 2016 From 4 Star Films

His ambitious follow-up to The Birth of the Nation a year before, D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance boasts four narrative threads meant to intertwine in a story of grand design. Transcending time, eras, and cultures, this monumental undertaking grabs hold of some of the cataclysmic markers of world ... Read full article


Intolerance (1916)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 1, 2016 From 4 Star Films

His ambitious follow up to The Birth of the Nation a year before, D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance boasts four narrative threads meant to intertwine in a story of grand design. Transcending time, eras, and cultures, this monumental undertaking grabs hold of some of the cataclysmic markers of world ... Read full article


Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

By Beatrice on May 21, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages Directed by D. W. Griffith 1916/USA Triangle Film Corporation/Wark Producing Repeat viewing #5 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die IMDb users say 7.9; I say 5.0 My definition of a movie I’m glad I don’t have to see again bef... Read full article


Watch: Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Through the Ages (1)

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Jun 2, 2012 From Pretty Clever Films

Summer seems to be on hiatus in my backyard this Saturday. If the same is true where you live, then maybe it’s the perfect time to drag your laptop over to the cozy, comfy bed and settle in for a watch of D.W. Griffith’s epic Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Through the Ages. I have so... Read full article


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Quotes from

The Boy: Nothing doing on the good night stuff, I always go inside to see my girls.


The Mountain Girl: But touch my skirt and I'll scratch your eyes out!


The Dear One: I'll walk like her and maybe everyone will like me too.


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Facts about

Jenkins and his foundation are modeled after John D. Rockefeller and his own foundation. The massacre of workers at the beginning of the movie is modeled after the Ludlow massacre of 1914, in which Rockefeller was involved.
The staging and art direction of the Babylonian scenes were largely inspired by the works of 19th century painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
Many sources claim that the walls of Babylon were actually life-size, at 300 feet - about 25 stories - high. However, assistant director Joseph Henabery said that the walls, which were made of lath and plaster with a lumber frame, were only 100 feet high, as 300-foot-high walls of that material would have blown over with just a light wind. In fact, even at 100 feet high the walls were guyed with steel cables because a fairly stiff breeze would have blown them down.
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Intolerance

Released 1916
Inducted 1989
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