What cinema meant to D. W. Griffith

2016/11/11 § Leave a comment

What the modern movie lacks is beauty—the beauty of moving wind in the trees, the little movement in a beautiful blowing on the blossoms in the trees. That they have forgotten entirely…. The moving picture is beautiful; the moving of wind on beautiful trees is more beautiful than a painting.”

— D. W. Griffith as interviewed by Ezra Goodman, The Fifty-Year Decline and Fall of Hollywood

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