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Babylon from Intolerance (1916)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Karak Norn Clansman, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Karak Norn Clansman
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    Karak Norn Clansman Well-Known Member

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    The movie director D.W. Griffith's strange and highly expensive film Intolerance from 1916 is to date the only movie featuring independent Babylon that I know of. Fantastical sets. There are elephant sculptures in there for some reason, but overall it looks rather brilliant in black-and-white, or perhaps aged sepia.

    Check out its Babylon scenes sometime for the visuals! (The only Youtube videos with only-Babylon-scenes have atrocious video quality.)


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  2. Paradoxical Pacifism
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    Amazing!

    Thanks for sharing this
     
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  3. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    They really did a lot of work on huge sets back in the day.
    Fritz Lang's legendary SciFi movie "Metropolis" also had huge and detailed sets.
     
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  4. Killer Angel
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    wonderful! :woot:
     
  5. Warden
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    Those are some beautiful and action-packed movie sets!
     

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