The Resource The Struggle, by D. W. Griffith

The Struggle, by D. W. Griffith

Label
The Struggle
Title
The Struggle
Statement of responsibility
by D. W. Griffith
Contributor
Director
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shot with direct sound on a miniscule budget in rented studios and on public streets in the Bronx (and featuring a cast of virtual unknowns), THE STRUGGLE offers poetic closure to Griffith's singularly distinguished career. A departure from the historical super-productions for which he had become known, the film allowed him to return to the minimalist production values of the early Biograph shorts with which he first found renown, and reunited him with the husband-and-wife screenwriting team that provided him with the scenarios for his earliest successes. Stage actor Hal Skelly stars as Jimmie Wilson, a hard-working American everyman who falls victim to the debilitating affliction of alcoholism. No stranger to the destructive influence of drink, Griffith pulls no punches in dramatizing its potential horrors, especially in the terrifying climax in which Jimmie, tormented by delerium tremens, attacks his trusting daughter (Edna Hagan) in the hovel that was once their happy home. Yet THE STRUGGLE is hardly a didactic condemnation of liquor, but a clever film (inspired by Zola's L'assommoir) laced with social criticism and buoyed by the director's brand of tender humanism
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • (1875), D. W. Griffith
  • (1875), D. W. Griffith
  • (1910), Evelyn Baldwin
  • (1904), Zita Johann
  • (1891), Hal Skelly
  • (1899), Charlotte Wynters
Runtime
95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 1930s
  • Addictions
  • Marriage
  • Family arguments
  • Alcoholism
  • City life
  • Assault and battery
Target audience
adult
Label
The Struggle, by D. W. Griffith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (95 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1795273
  • (OCoLC)780141521
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1795273/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000270502
Video recording format
other
Label
The Struggle, by D. W. Griffith
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (95 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1795273
  • (OCoLC)780141521
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1795273/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000270502
Video recording format
other

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