Intolerance background creation

2022-03-14 08:01
DW Griffith invested his entire savings to shoot Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages, which took a year and a half to shoot   . He built the set near Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, where the four-story Babylonian city walls were just like the real thing, with two ancient chariots pulled by four horses galloping side by side. The palace inside the city wall is 1,600 meters deep, and the surrounding minarets are 70 meters high. The cast convened in the film is extremely large. The Persian army used 16,000 extras for just one expedition. In order to ensure the transportation, logistics and dispatch of this huge team, the staff even erected telephone lines and makeshift railways in the studio.
Although "Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages" is a black and white silent film, DW Griffith still uses different filter colors to distinguish the four stories, such as "Mother and Dharma" using amber, "The Fall of Babylon" uses Gray-cyan. And DW Griffith also created many shooting techniques, such as balloon photography, boom photography and so on.
At the same time, DW Griffith used an unprecedented editing method in "Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages". The four stories were divided into small pieces, which were rearranged and alternated, during which only a scene of a mother rocking a cradle was used as the scene. transition. The background music of the film is also composed of classical orchestral music   .
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  • Elias 2022-03-26 09:01:14

    In the film, the use of filters of different shades to express different story scenes and the use of baffles to adjust the picture are now less common. The language of montage is even more literary, including Whitman's verses and some narration with the spoken word of the audio age. Language can not replace the length of 220 minutes of filming, the original version of the huge film is 480 minutes long, because modern projection equipment now only has 120 minutes of fast action, the master of editing

  • Elenora 2022-03-26 09:01:14

    If Griffith and Cameron are placed in the same era, it is uncertain who will rely on whom

Intolerance quotes

  • The Mountain Girl: You lice! You rats! You refuse me? There is no gentler dove in all Babylon than I.

  • The Mountain Girl: Oh, lord of lords! Oh, king of kings! Oh, masu! Oh, scorching sun of the mid-day, these bugs will not buy me for a wife! I dwell in sorrow.

    Prince Belshazzar: This seal gives you freedom to marry or not to marry - to be consecrated to the goddess of love or not as thou choosest.

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