Babylon Scenes From Movie Intolerance (1916)

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Babylon Scenes From Movie Intolerance (1916)

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The movie director D.W. Griffith's strange and highly expensive film Intolerance from 1916 is to date the only movie featuring independent Babylon that I know of. Fantastical sets. There are elephant sculptures in there for some reason, but overall it looks rather brilliant in black-and-white, or perhaps aged sepia.

Check out its Babylon scenes sometime for the visuals! (The only Youtube videos with only-Babylon-scenes have atrocious video quality.)


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Blimey!

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Karak Norn Clansman wrote:There are elephant sculptures in there for some reason,
"How can we make it look even more awesome?"

"Elephants."

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It looks interesting. It must have been very impressive for its time. Complete with visual effects and all.
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"Elephants."
Can't argue with that of course. ;)
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Babylon Scenes from the movie 'Intolerance' (1916) are a cinematic marvel even by today's standards. Dazzling sets and meticulous attention to detail transport viewers to a bygone era, showcasing director D.W. Griffith's visionary prowess. These scenes, steeped in grandeur and historical significance, remain an enduring testament to the artistry and innovation of early filmmaking, captivating audiences with their timeless allure. YouTube Vanced
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Jucky78 wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2023 8:07 am Babylon Scenes from the movie 'Intolerance' (1916) are a cinematic marvel even by today's standards. Dazzling sets and meticulous attention to detail transport viewers to a bygone era, showcasing director D.W. Griffith's visionary prowess. These scenes, steeped in grandeur and historical significance, remain an enduring testament to the artistry and innovation of early filmmaking, captivating audiences with their timeless allure. Download Gold WhatsApp
Intolerance weaves together four stories: the fall of Babylon in 539 B.C., the crucifixion of Christ, the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572, and a modern-day tale involving labor disputes, poverty, and being wrongly accused of murder.
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#7 Post by Cirion RedDragon »

Many old movies - from the very beginnings in the 1910s to the 1980s - can be found here: www.rarefilmsandmore.com
The bulk are from Germany, but they also have plenty of others, some are subtitled.
They are technically region 0, but play better the older your DVD player is - because lasers were more powerful in the beginning. They don't make 'em like hey used to....
I just watched Eine Handvoll Helden (a handful of heroes), a surprisingly good movie about a small band of Prussian soldiers tasked with defending a mill against the French after the battle of Jena.
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