t the time of its release in 1919, D. W. Grifï¬thâs ï¬ lm Broken Blossoms was widely praised for its poetic beauty, its aesthetic innovations, and its liberal message of racial tolerance. The New York Times dubbed Broken Blossoms âa masterpiece in moving pictures,â praising its pictures as surpassing âanything hitherto seen on the screen in beauty and dramatic forceâ (qtd. in Schickel 405). Shot in only eighteen days, at a total cost of seventy thousand dollars, Broken Blossoms went on to notch up seven hundred thousand dollars in proï¬ts, making less money than only two other Grifï¬th ï¬ lms, The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Way Down East (1920) (Schickel 405). More importantly, the nearly universal approbation received by Broken Blossoms was seen as marking a sharp break from Grifï¬thâs other major ï¬ lmic treatment of miscegenation, The Birth of a Nation, in which his racist representation of blacks had provoked a storm of protests against the director. dâiâfâfâeârâeânâcâeâ s : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 12.1 (2001) d i f f e r e n c e s The riddle of Broken Blossoms is that it followed Birth quite quickly but seems, on the
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