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afan's avatar


Insane production! Excellent score, though not sure if it's original. Overall one of the more "watchable" among silents, especially given it's content. I'm glad I watched this!
6 years 12 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


What an EPIC!! How could D.W. Griffith do this in 1916?
7 years 1 month ago
TheMajor's avatar


The ultimate epic. It doesn't get any bigger than this, not even in the 50's.
The Jesus and Bartholomew stories are not that great, but the Babylon and Modern stories make up for it.
An outstanding film. Light years ahead of other films from 1916 (as is the case with any film by the Father of Film, D.W. Griffith).
8 years 4 months ago
Alias's avatar


Undoubtedly great, but don't just delve into this. By modern standards it's very slow and overtly dramatic, but if you pay attention to the sets, the editing and the cinematography there is a lot to appreciate.
8 years 2 months ago
spacew0man's avatar


Absolutely phenomenal film. Without a shadow of a doubt, my favorite movie of all time. I watched this movie for the first time a week ago, and I have not stopped thinking about it since. I could almost forgive Griffith for The Birth of a Nation after this. Just utterly brilliant direction, plot, and acting. Mae Marsh is a big favorite of mine, and I just loved her in this. I honestly can't get over the scale and the scope of this film. Truly a feat of cinema for its time.
3 years 5 months ago
demagogo's avatar


It doesn't matter how much I could despise Griffith, but if this were an exclusively Babylon-related film, this would have been certainly the greatest.
3 years 9 months ago
mathiasa's avatar


6 years 4 months ago
George Bailey's avatar

George Bailey

Masterpiece. Stunning visuals and epic battle scenes!
7 years 7 months ago
TheMajor's avatar


You're right. The comedies and the flappers of the late twenties are easier to 'delve into'. You should really start with those before watching serious stuff like this. But this applies to many films; you can't just watch La dolce vita if you are used to fast paced Hollywood flicks either.
8 years 2 months ago
3eyes's avatar


this appears to be a duplicate. The real movie is on 16 lists.
6 years 6 months ago
daisyaday's avatar


sorry; use this one: http://www.archive.org/details/Intolerance
7 years 7 months ago
TheMajor's avatar


Well, at least all his films up until Orphans of the Storm. After that, his film got worse, but I liked his "The Battle of the Sexes".
8 years 3 months ago
Groovy09's avatar


The Wachowskis must have taken some inspiration from this when they made Cloud Atlas
1 year 6 months ago
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7 years 7 months ago
MarkE89's avatar


I've had more interesting blackouts.. Smaller sets though..
8 years 4 months ago
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