American Racist: The Life and Films of Thomas Dixon by Anthony Slide

By Anthony Slide

" Thomas Dixon has a infamous popularity because the author of the resource fabric for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and debatable 1915 function movie The start of a state. possibly unfairly, Dixon has been branded an arch-conservative and a racist enthusiastic about what he seen as "the Negro problem." As American Racist makes transparent, in spite of the fact that, Dixon used to be a fancy, multitalented person who, in addition to writing probably the most renowned novels of the early 20th century, used to be occupied with the creation of a few eighteen motion pictures. Dixon used the movie as a propaganda instrument for his frequently outrageous reviews on race, communism, socialism, and feminism. His such a lot excellent creation, the autumn of a kingdom (1916), argues for American preparedness within the face of conflict and boasts a musical ranking by way of Victor Herbert, making it the 1st American characteristic movie to have an unique rating through an immense composer. just like the majority of Dixon's movies, the autumn of a country has been misplaced, yet had it survived, it will probably good have taken its position along The start of a country as a masterwork of silent movie. Anthony Slide examines every one of Dixon's movies and discusses the novels from which they have been tailored. Slide chronicles Dixon's transformation from a big supporter of the unique Ku Klux Klan in his early novels to an ardent critic of the trendy Klan in his final movie, state Aflame. American Racist is the 1st e-book to debate Dixon's paintings outdoor of literature and supply a large evaluate of the lifestyles and occupation of this hugely debatable twentieth-century southern populist. Anthony Slide is the writer of various books, together with Silent avid gamers: A Biographical and Autobiographical learn of a hundred Silent movie Actors and Actresses.

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