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By Anthony Slide

ISBN-10: 0813123283

ISBN-13: 9780813123288

" Thomas Dixon has a infamous popularity because the author of the resource fabric for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and debatable 1915 function movie The delivery of a kingdom . maybe unfairly, Dixon has been branded an arch-conservative and a racist keen about what he considered as "the Negro problem." As American Racist makes transparent, in spite of the fact that, Dixon was once a posh, multitalented person who, in addition to writing probably the most renowned novels of the early 20th century, used to be all in favour of the creation of a few eighteen movies. Dixon used the movie as a propaganda device for his usually outrageous reviews on race, communism, socialism, and feminism. His so much extraordinary creation, the autumn of a country (1916), argues for American preparedness within the face of battle and boasts a musical rating by way of Victor Herbert, making it the 1st American function movie to have an unique rating through a massive composer. just like the majority of Dixon's motion pictures, the autumn of a kingdom has been misplaced, yet had it survived, it may well good have taken its position along The beginning of a state as a masterwork of silent movie. Anthony Slide examines every one of Dixon's motion pictures and discusses the novels from which they have been tailored. Slide chronicles Dixon's transformation from an incredible supporter of the unique Ku Klux Klan in his early novels to an ardent critic of the trendy Klan in his final movie, country Aflame. American Racist is the 1st ebook to debate Dixon's paintings outdoors of literature and supply a large assessment of the existence and occupation of this hugely debatable twentieth-century southern populist. Anthony Slide is the writer of diverse books, together with Silent gamers: A Biographical and Autobiographical examine of a hundred Silent movie Actors and Actresses.

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