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Way Down East

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3.8 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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FROM THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART S 35mm RESTORATION

D.W. Griffith s penchant for Victorian melodrama reached its height of expression in WAY DOWN EAST. First performed in 1898, Lottie Blair Parker s play was one of the most successful stageworks ever written, a theatrical chestnut, heavy with sentiment, that cried out for the touch of the master. Griffith captured the appeal of Parker s original, while embossing it with devices borrowed from other popular melodramas, such as the climactic chase across an ice floe (inspired by stage adaptations of Uncle Tom s Cabin). Lillian Gish stars as a small-town girl who is seduced, impregnated, and cast aside by Lennox Sanderson, a wealthy playboy (Lowell Sherman). To escape the shame of having a fatherless child, Anna changes her name and starts a new life in a small farming community, where she meets David, an icon of male virtue and decency (Richard Barthelmess). Their delicate happiness is threatened when Lennox arrives in town, and word of Anna s unsavory past begins to spread.

- Mastered in HD from the Museum of Modern Art s 35mm restoration, with original color tints

- Score compiled from historic photoplay music, performed by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra (2.0 Stereo)

- Excerpts from Lottie Blair Parker s original play

- Photos of William Brady s 1903 stage version

- Film Clip: The ice floe sequence of the Edison Studio s production of Uncle Tom s Cabin.

- Image gallery, including the original souvenir program book

- Notes on the preparation of the music score


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Product details

  • Actors: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess
  • Directors: D.W. Griffith
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC, Silent
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 149 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B001G2S48G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,758 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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