Lent: Part 36

The Birth of a Nation (1915) – Well, three hours was certainly ambitious, to say the least. I keep hearing that I should judge this movie according to the standards of its own time and not those of today. So, I guess it’s safe to say the early 20th century was incredibly racist? Like, so racist, you can barely believe it isn’t some kind of joke.

Somewhere in there is the premise that war is bad, but it gets lost in the many other layers.

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