A great big oliphaunt of a film, D. W. Griffith’s epic folly was, in every sense, the biggest movie of all time. For one thing, Griffith succeeded where Spinal Tap failed and created a historical monolith to scale, although in this case Ancient Babylon rather than Stonehenge. Hugely expensive, the sets dwarfed nearby Sunset Avenue – note the size of figures in relation to the arch – and contributed to a budget that ended up crushing the studio behind it. Curiously the arch survived and can be found holding up part of the Hollywood And Highland mall. Don’t expect as many loincloths, though.