Saturday, February 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Many have claimed that Obama’s election marks a turning point in American history as epochal as that of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 or Franklin Roosevelt in 1932. At the very least, his success has redeemed the awful history embodied by The Birth of a Nation. But we can’t get away from Griffith so easily. He was right about one thing. Only a few weeks after The Birth of a Nation had its Los Angeles premiere, he predicted a time 'when the children in the public schools will be taught practically everything by moving pictures. Certainly they will never be obliged to read history again.' "
J. Hoberman

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