Richard Wagner (The Life and Works of Richard Wagner)
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Richard Wagner (The Life and Works of Richard Wagner)
Many film historians cite D.W. Griffith's controversial Birth of a Nation as the first feature-length silent film ever produced, though Carl Frohlich's The Life and Works of Richard Wagner] predated it by two years, debuting Thursday, November 20, 1913. As the title suggests, the {$Frohlich motion picture constitutes a docudrama biopic of 19th Century German composer Richard Wagner (1813-83), with actor-turned-composer Giuseppe Becce in the lead role. It was produced during a period when the subject's widow, Cosima von Bülow, was not only still living, but wielded virtually… More