Quotation by Lillian Gish

No sacrifice was too great to get the film right, to get it accurate, true, and perfect. We weren't important in our minds; only the picture was.
Lillian Gish (1896–1993), U.S. actor. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me, ch. 17 (1969).

Gish was an important silent film actor. Here she was describing the attitudes of the actors and crew who worked under the great director, D. W. Griffith (1875-1948), in the early years of the movie industry before the development of big studios. Film was still an art that expressed an individual artist's vision.
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