Sunday, October 17, 2010

Birth of a Nation - trailer (1915)

Birth of a Nation 512Kb MPEG4 format 9.8 mb Birth of a Nation MPEG2 165.3 mb. Birth of a Nation OGV format 9.3 mb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGV format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia. animated gif, 5 frames

Birth of a Nation premiered with the title "The Clansman" is a 1915 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith. Set during and after the American Civil War, the film was based on Thomas Dixon's The Clansman, a novel and play.

It was the highest-grossing film of the silent film era, and is noted for its camera techniques and narrative.

It has provoked controversy for promoting white supremacy and positively portraying the "knights" of the Ku Klux Klan as heroes.

Birth of a Nation posterMany, most, trailers for movies released before 1964 are in the Public Domain because they were never separately copyrighted. The law at the time granted the owner 28 years to file a copyright registration.

The trailer is published (run in a theater) before the movie itself is published. Thus, the trailer requires a separate copyright, and the scenes contained in the trailer are in Public Domain.
This movie is part of the collection: SabuCat Movie Trailers
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w

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