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Ellen Strain on "D. W. Griffith and His Actresses"

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Griffith, as an actor's director, is most known for his work with female actors. We have some information about the way he directed his female actresses to achieve naturalism, particularly in reference to Mae Marsh in the scene you see in Clip 3. This might also be an appropriate place to address what Griffith contributed in terms of acting style as well as some of the controversy surrounding his relationship to Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, and Miriam Cooper.

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