D.W. Griffith is credited with the invention (or the popularization) of numerous cinematic techniques and practices, including cross-cutting and the use of close-ups. Provide a detailed analysis of a scene in which one of the two – cross-cutting or the close-up – features prominently. Why does Griffith use the technique? How does it contribute to the meaning of the scene? How does it determine – if indeed it does – our response to the scene? How does the scene contribute to our understanding of the movie as a whole?