D.W.Griffith: the life and achievements of the genius filmmaker
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...achievements of the genius filmmaker 26 July Early Life: Climbing Out from Poverty On January 22, 1875, Jacob Wark Griffith and Mary Perkins Oglesby became the parents of David Wark Griffith (Drew, 2002). David was born in Crestwood, Kentucky to a an “impoverished family” (Henderson, 2010, p.1). David's father, also called “Roaring Jake,” was a Confederate Civil War veteran, who influenced his son with his love for the romantic and dramatic, as well as Jeffersonian goals and values (Drew, 2002). His father's animating stories about Mexican and the Civil Wars fired his son's imagination (Henderson, 2010, p.1), where David remembered that his stories “burned right... four hundred short films...