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“Diane of the Follies” by Thomas C. Kennedy (Motography – September 30, 1916)

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“Diane of the Follies” by Thomas C. Kennedy (Motography – September 30, 1916)Diane of The Follies – Lillian Gish Motography – September 30, 1916 “Diane of the Follies”

Lillian Gish and Miki Iveria - Missing Scene from 'Orders to Kill'

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Lillian Gish and Miki Iveria - Missing Scene from 'Orders to Kill'

How the Great Directors Work – by Harry Carr (Motion Picture Magazine – May, 1925)

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How the Great Directors Work – by Harry Carr (Motion Picture Magazine – May, 1925) Motion Picture Magazine – May, 1925 How the Great Directors Work Frenzy and calm, sarcasm and flattery, brow – beating and coaxing, laughs and tears – all go into the difficult business of directing motion picture stars, says Harry CarrD.W. Griffith and Billy Bitzer on location in Cuddebackville – NY, directing “The Squaw’s Love.” D.W. Griffith is another great “actor’s director.” To play one big part with D. W., is forever afterward to be a good actor. His method is very different from that of Lubitsch, however. He does it all at rehearsals. These rehearsals are almost interminable. For some actors they are very trying and embarrassing. He will tell them that, two chairs are a trench in France over which they have to charge and die. They do this over and over again, day after day, week after week. If the actors do not satisfy him with their performance, he never storms and shouts. He changes actors. I…