Does D.W. Griffith Look Like Alan Cumming?

A pioneer of filmmaking in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, D.W. Griffith was best known for directing the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation. Although Griffith put innovative cinematic practices into place by using unique camera angles and techniques...
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A pioneer of filmmaking in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, D.W. Griffith was best known for directing the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation. Although Griffith put innovative cinematic practices into place by using unique camera angles and techniques...

A pioneer of filmmaking in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, D.W. Griffith was best known for directing the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation. Although Griffith put innovative cinematic practices into place by using unique camera angles and techniques that were before his time, his views on social issues and racial representations revealed a less evolutionary side to the man. It's pretty ironic that his modern-day spitting image, Alan Cumming, also works in film as an actor and director but has used his Hollywood powers to illuminate progressive issues. Cumming has become actively involved in speaking out against injustice, specifically in the LGBT community. Who knows, maybe Griffith is Cumming's backward twin, just born 90 years earlier.

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