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Griffith's experiment, reported in 1928 by Frederick Griffith, was one of the first experiments suggesting that bacteria are capable of transferring genetic information through a process known as transformation.
* The first mob film, D. W. Griffith's The Musketeers of Pig Alley was released in 1912.
In La Crosse, Wisconsin, a newspaper reviewer called it a " masterpiece " and the " Biggest Spectacle in History of Motion Pictures ," surpassing even D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation :" The photoplay and the spoken drama will be united for the first time in ... the million dollar masterpiece of Thomas H. Ince ... ' Civilization ' is an encyclopedia of the emotions.
In 1910, he photographed Griffith's silent short, In Old California, in the Los Angeles village of " Hollywoodland ", qualifying Bitzer as, arguably, Hollywood's first Director of Photography.
Whitman then began to fire upon people walking upon Guadalupe Street, where he first shot and injured a 17-year-old newspaper delivery boy named Alex Hernandez, before fatally wounding a 17-year-old girl named Karen Griffith with a shot to the shoulder which destroyed Griffith's right lung.
In January 1928 he reported what is now known as Griffith's Experiment, the first widely accepted demonstrations of bacterial transformation, whereby a bacterium distinctly changes its form and function.
For many years, Cabiria and Griffith's Judith of Bethulia ( 1914 ) were considered the first feature films.
D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation ( 1915 ), the first great American film, made heroes of the KKK in Reconstruction.
The first appearance of gore — the realistic mutilation of the human body — in cinema can be traced to D. W. Griffith's Intolerance ( 1916 ), which features numerous Guignol-esque touches, including two onscreen decapitations, and a scene in which a spear is slowly driven through a soldier's naked abdomen as blood wells from the wound.
It is also often cited erroneously as one of the first films to show people dying with their eyes open ( earlier examples include D. W. Griffith's 1909 film The Country Doctor, the 1931 film The Public Enemy and the 1960 film Psycho ).
The relationship between the Dugale-Barenblatt models and Griffith's theory was first discussed by Willis in 1967.
FRS ( 20 September 1784 – 22 September 1878 ), was an Irish geologist, mining engineer and chairman of the Board of Works of Ireland, who completed the first complete geological map of Ireland and was author of the valuation of Ireland-known ever since as Griffith's Valuation.
Slow River is British writer Nicola Griffith's second science fiction novel, first published in 1995.
Clancy was Griffith's first and only trainer and guided him to world championships in the welterweight and middleweight classes.
Ammonite is Nicola Griffith's first novel, published in 1992 ( ISBN 0-345-37891-1 ).
This was Griffith's second portrayal of Lincoln's assassination, the first being in The Birth of a Nation.
Ceratosaurus has appeared in several films, including the first live action film to feature dinosaurs, D. W. Griffith's Brute Force ( 1914 ).
Over Avery's strong objections, Dawson recreated Fred Griffith's discovery that a soluble substance from dead bacteria of one type can effect a repeatable and inheritable change in bacteria of another type-a process Dawson termed transformation in his six articles on the subject-in which he was the first person in history to put the substance to work in a test tube and even to partially extract it.
Her first major role was as The Mountain Girl and Marguerite de Valois in D. W. Griffith's Intolerance ( 1916 ).
By the mid-teens, Davidson had appeared in his first feature film, Edward Dillon's Don Quixote ( 1915 ), followed by D. W. Griffith's Intolerance, and Tod Browning's Puppets ( both 1916 ).
Her cover of Nanci Griffith's " Love at the Five and Dime " was her first major hit, reaching No. 3 ( and in addition, earned Griffith notice as a songwriter ), and the album produced three other top ten songs: " Walk the Way the Wind Blows " (# 10 ), " You're the Power " (# 5 ), and " Train of Memories " (# 6 ).
In 1954, Weekes was chosen as the first tenured black captain of Barbados and the second black captain overall following Herman Griffith's temporary captaincy in 1941.
His first talkie assignment was The Struggle ( 1931 ), D. W. Griffith's final film.
In 1913 she starred in Griffith's first feature-length movie, Judith of Bethulia.

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Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation made pioneering use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its immense popularity set the stage for the dominance of the feature-length film in the United States.
A strong expressive use of a fire effect occurs in D. W. Griffith's A Drunkard's Reformation ( 1909 ).
Griffith's increased use of cross-cutting between parallel actions helped him to get more shots into his films than other directors, but he also had another method for doing this.
The idea developed slowly through the war years, until in D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms ( 1918 ) all the Close Ups of Lillian Gish are heavily diffused by the use of layers of fine black cotton mesh placed in front of the lens.
There are a number of factors involved in the strong and apparent visual discontinuities between successive shots in Griffith's films, and the use of cross-cutting between parallel actions is only the most obvious of these.
For example, one of Griffith's short films, The Lonedale Operator ( 1911 ), makes significant use of a close-up of a wrench that a character pretends is a gun.
From the descriptions, Griffith's characters can't talk, and use sticks and stones for weapons, while the hero of Cave Man is a Tarzanesque figure who fights dinosaurs.
Policymakers made much use of the statistical data recently collated in Griffith's Valuation ( 1853 – 68 ).
D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation is perhaps one of the most well-known examples of the use of the " Black Buck " stereotype in the media.
Some of Griffith's earlier works remain in widespread use today.

Griffith's and made
Several of Griffith's later films were also successful, but his high production, promotional, and roadshow costs often made his ventures commercial failures.
Another of the still very rare examples at this date is in Griffith's The Massacre, which was made at the end of 1912.
The biggest success of these years was D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation ( 1915 ), made for Triangle.
As well as all this there was Griffith's habit of moving the action into another shot in an adjoining space, and then back again if it was at all possible, which produced a marked change in background, which also made its small contribution to the discontinuity between shots.
At that time, Crick was not aware of Chargaff's rules and he made little of Griffith's calculations, although it did start him thinking about complementary replication.
In 1923, Novello made his American movie debut in D. W. Griffith's The White Rose.
More accurately, point six of Griffith's abstract reports that R tended to transform into S if a large amount of live R, alone, were injected, and that adding much heat-killed S made transformation reliable Griffith also induced some pneumococci to transform back and forth.
Biologists made little more than speculation of Griffith's report of transformation until genetics research in 1951.
Intolerance was made partly in response to criticism of Griffith's previous film, The Birth of a Nation ( 1915 ), which was attacked by the NAACP and other groups as perpetuating racial stereotypes and glorifying the Ku Klux Klan.
Griffith's celebratory reviews made it a box office success.
In 1908, Lucas made his motion picture debut in Griffith's production, The Greaser's Gauntlet.
On Griffith's valuation the various local and public assessments were made.
In 1924, he traveled to Germany with Griffith and made the pseudo-documentary Isn't Life Wonderful, co-starring Griffith's muse and then girlfriend Carol Dempster.
Barrington made 63 in the Second Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica, again stopping Griffith's run up as the crowd went wild.
In the years following the war, Dreyer made an appearance as director at Nordisk Film with the drama Præsidenten ( The President, 1919 ), followed by the ambitious Blade af Satans Bog ( Leaves from Satan's Book, 1921 ), inspired by the American director D. W. Griffith's Intolerance ( 1916 ) in both technique and theme.
Mary Philbin made her screen debut in 1921 and during the 1920s she became a highly successful film actress and starred in a number of high profile films, most notably in D. W. Griffith's 1928 film Drums of Love.

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