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June 29 2009[edit]

How exactly was my edit to this article unconstructive? I was merely attempting to explain the political viewpoint D'Annunzio's film expresses, otherwise only alluded to in the article. It is quite clear - the film fits within the main themes of Italian post-unification nationalism: the restoration of her historical grandeur via imperial expansion in the Med and the civilizing mission, common in all European imperialist ideology. Not quite sure why anyone would delete the addition. I am going to re-add much the same content with references. (talk) 22:50, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

August 7 2009[edit]

To the person who deleted the following:

Cabiria was therefore one of several films of the period that "helped resusitate a distant history that legitimized Italy's past and inspired its dreams" and which "delivered the spirit for conquest that seemed to arrive from the distant past", thereby presaging the "political rituals of fascism" (wars of conquest, the Roman salute, parades and the fasces itself).[3]

This was relevant and referenced. This kind of text should not be arbitrarily deleted, especially with no comment made in the discussion forum. (talk) 02:44, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Cabiria 1914 poster restored.jpg to appear as POTD[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Cabiria 1914 poster restored.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on April 18, 2013. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2013-04-18. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:08, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Cabiria is an Italian silent film from 1914. Directed by Giovanni Pastrone and starring Bartolomeo Pagano, it follows several episodes of Italian history. It was the film debut of the character Maciste and the first film screened at the White House.Poster: N. Morgello; Restoration: Jujutacular

Disputed Claim[edit]

In the section titled Distribution, remake and restorations, it's claimed that "Cabiria was the first motion picture to be screened on the grounds of the White House." However, this contridicts a similar claim for the movie The Birth of a Nation. On the Wikipedia page for the latter, it says, "Under President Woodrow Wilson, [The Birth of a Nation] was the first motion picture to be shown at the White House." Can anyone clarify this? Thanks. Billertl (talk) 03:11, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Probably because Cabiria (1914) was shown on the White House lawn and not inside the building... however Cabiria remain the first film shown at the White House. Jasc Fox (talk) 03:18, 31 October 2015 (UTC)