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  1. The Birth of a Nation - Wikipedia

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    The Birth of a Nation, originally called The Clansman, is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay is adapted from Thomas Dixon Jr. 's 1905 novel and play The Clansman. Griffith co-wrote the screenplay with Frank E. Woods and produced the film with Harry Aitken .

    • February 8, 1915
    • D. W. Griffith, Harry Aitken
  2. The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) - Wikipedia

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    Box office. $16.8 million. The Birth of a Nation is a 2016 American period drama film written and directed by Nate Parker in his directorial debut. It is based on the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.

  3. The Birth of a Nation (1915) (Film) - TV Tropes

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    The Birth of a Nation is a 1915 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring famous silent film actress Lillian Gish, and one of Hollywood's first great "epic" films. Based on the 1905 novel The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, the premise of The Birth of a Nation is a two-part chronicle of American history, with considerable neo-Confederate ...

  4. “The Birth of A Nation” opens, glorifying the KKK - HISTORY

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    Feb 08, 2019 · Birth of a Nation, based on Thomas Dixon’s novel The Clansman, tells the turbulent story of American history in the 1860s, as it followed the fictional lives of two families from the North and ...

  5. Feb 06, 2015 · The Birth of a Nation was the creation of DW Griffith, who had tried his hand as an actor and playwright but whose real genius lay in film-making. Nothing on its scale had even been attempted before.

  6. Summaries. As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright. — Netflix. The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and ...

  7. Alien Nation (TV series) - Wikipedia

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    In the movie, Sykes's daughter is married. In the TV series, she is unmarried and is of college age with a boyfriend. Matt and George both work for Captain Warner ( Francis X. McCarthy) in the movie. In the TV series, it is Captain Bryon Grazer ( Ron Fassler ).

  8. Spike Lee says 'Gone with the Wind,' 'Birth of a Nation ...

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    Jun 12, 2020 · Legendary film director Spike Lee told "The View" Friday that films such as "Gone With the Wind" that have been criticized for their depictions of of African-Americans should remain accessible to ...

  9. TV Series Review: 'Soul Of A Nation' : NPR

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    Feb 27, 2021 · TV Series Review: 'Soul Of A Nation' On Tuesday, ABC is launching a six-part series, Soul of a Nation.It's the first time a major broadcast network is dedicating a primetime news magazine to Black ...

  10. The Tudors - Wikipedia

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    Season 1

    Season 1 chronicles the period of Henry VIII's reign in which his effectiveness as king is tested by international conflicts and political intrigue in his own court. Cardinal Thomas Wolseyplays a major part, acting as Henry's trusted advisor. In Episode 1, Wolsey persuades Henry to keep the peace with France, and the two kings meet at Calais to sign pact of friendship. The pressure of wanting a male heir compels Henry to question his marriage to Queen Catherine of Aragon. He also has a string...

    Season 2

    Henry will do whatever it takes to marry Anne Boleyn, even defying Pope Paul III. He prepares to take Anne on a royal visit to France, having demanded loyalty from the English clergy. The papacy in Rome organises an assassination plot against Anne but the assassins' attempts fail. In Episode 3 the newly appointed Archbishop of Canterbury annuls Henry's marriage, clearing the way for Henry to marry a by now pregnant Anne, which also increases the growing rift between England and Rome. Bishop F...

    Season 3

    The third season focuses on Henry's marriages to Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves, the birth of his son Prince Edward, his ruthless suppression of the Pilgrimage of Grace, the downfall of Thomas Cromwell, and the beginnings of Henry's relationship with the free-spirited Catherine Howard. Henry marries his third wife but his honeymoon period is soon spoilt by a growing resentment against the Reformation in the north and east of England. The growing band of rebels disperses in Lincolnshire but g...

    Many events in the series differ from events as they actually happened in history. The series takes liberties with character names, relationships, historical costume, physical appearance, and the timing of events. As creator Hirst said, "Showtime commissioned me to write an entertainment, a soap opera, and not history. … And we wanted people to watch it."He added that some changes were made for production considerations and some to avoid viewer confusion, so "any confusion created by the changes is outweighed by the interest the series may inspire in the period and its figures."

    The premiere of The Tudors on 1 April 2007, was the highest-rated Showtime series debut in three years. On 23 March 2008, The New York Times called The Tudors a "primitively sensual period drama ... [that] critics could take or leave, but many viewers are eating up." A 28 March 2008 review, also by the New York Times, reported that "despite the scorching authenticity of some performances," in particular the "star-making, breakout performance of Natalie Dormer as the defiant, courageous proto-feminist martyr Anne Boleyn" the series "fails to live up to the great long-form dramas cable television has produced" largely because "it radically reduces the era's thematic conflicts to simplistic struggles over personal and erotic power." According to the ratings site Metacritic, the show had 64% favourable reviews for the first season, 68% for the second season, 74% for the third season, and 63% for the fourth.

    In the United States, the first-season premiere drew almost 870,000 viewers. The premiere earned a combined one million views online and via cable affiliates.

    An original soundtrack for each season, composed by Trevor Morris, has been released by Varèse Sarabande.

    The Tudors was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series in 2007. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was also nominated for the Best Actor in a Television DramaGolden Globe for his role. The series was nominated for eight Irish Film and Television Awards in 2008 and won seven, including Best Drama Series, acting awards for Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Lead Actor), Nick Dunning (Supporting Actor) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Supporting Actress), and craft awards for Costume Design, Production Design and Hair/Makeup. Brian Kirk was also nominated for Directing, but lost to Lenny Abrahamson of Prosperity. The series won the 2007 59th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for Outstanding Costumes for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Theme Music. Later the series won six awards at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2009 including Drama Series, Director, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. In 2010 it was nominated for seven Irish Film and T...

    List of The Tudorscharacters
    List of The Tudorsepisodes
    Burr, Oliver. The Secret Life of Henry VIII.Edinburgh University Press, Scotland, 1996.
    Ives, Eric. The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn. Wiley-Blackwell, 2005.
    Sue Parrill and William B. Robison, The Tudors on Film and Television. McFarland, 2013. ISBN 978-0786458912
    The Tudors at BBC Programmes
    The Tudors at IMDb
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