The First-Ever Movie Sequel Has Been Lost — But Maybe That’s a Good Thing

The Birth of a Nation, D.W. Griffith’s controversial 1915 film, is undeniably a milestone in the history of cinema. Despite its problematic content, the film introduced groundbreaking filmmaking techniques, such as fade-outs, close-ups, parallel action shots, and battle sequences with large-scale extras. It was a blockbuster success, earning over $60 million by 1920, and became […]