The torment of D.W. Griffith.

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      Profiles movie mogul and director D.W. Griffith, whose films include `The Birth of a Nation,' `Intolerance,' and `The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.' Relationship with Lillian Gish; Discussion of his background, childhood, messianic aspirations, obsession with cleanliness, promiscuity, and career; Examples of how his motion pictures relate to society, audiences, popular culture, and his own psychological status at the time they were made.