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Sir George Cathcart No. 617
David Wark Griffith. (1875–1948)
US Film Director.
He was an influential figure in the development of cinema as an art. He made hundreds of ‘one-reelers’ 1908–13, in which he pioneered the techniques of masking, fade-out, flashback, crosscut, close-up, and long shot. After much experimentation with photography and new techniques he directed The Birth of a Nation 1915, about the aftermath of the Civil War, later criticized as degrading to blacks.
His other films include the epic Intolerance 1916, Broken Blossoms 1919, Way Down East 1920, Orphans of the Storm 1921, and The Struggle 1931. He was a cofounder of United Artists 1919. He made two unsuccessful sound films and subsequently lived forgotten in Hollywood until his death.
Bro. David was a member of Lodge St. Cecile No.568 new York City.
Initated:- Nov.19th. 1912.
Passed:- Jul. 29th. 1913.
and after a long absence from New York.
Stamps Issued:- U.S.A. 1975. S.G. No. 1561.