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Wright, Basil

Overview
Works: 103 works in 327 publications in 1 language and 2,828 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Silent films  Promotional films  Historical films  Ethnographic films  Propaganda films 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Producer, Restager , Author of screenplay, Film editor, Recipient
Classifications: PN1998.A3, 791.43023092
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Most widely held works about Basil Wright
 
Most widely held works by Basil Wright
The innocent eye : the life of Robert J. Flaherty by Arthur Calder-Marshall( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long view by Basil Wright( Book )

32 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of the film by Basil Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 1948 and 1972 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night mail, West Highland by Harry Watt( Visual )

46 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most critically acclaimed and best-loved films produced within the British documentary movement, Night Mail tells the fascinating story of the Travelling Post Office from Euston to Glasgow and the men who worked on it"--Container
Land of promise : the British documentary movement 1930-1950 by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

22 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring 40 films ... this extensive collection is a major retrospective of the British documentary-film movement during its period of greatest influence. These films--many of which are available here for the first time since their original release--capture the spirit and strength, concerns and resolve of Britain and its people before, during and after the Second World War"--Container
E.M.B. Classics : Drifters, Industrial Britain, Song of Ceylon( Visual )

9 editions published between 1929 and 1992 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series is a collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the EMB (Empire Marketing Board) and continue through the postwar era
The Plow that broke the Plains ; Night mail( Visual )

8 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is the story of America's Great Plains, which details the ravages of drought and the area's history, and the migration of farmers to the Pacific Coast. The second work, by Britain's famed GPO Film Unit is a homage to the British postal and railway systems
The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. The second work examines the L.M.S. Railway and the royal mail system prior to World War II
The Song of Ceylon by Basil Wright( Visual )

22 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows traditional culture and economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce
Addressing the nation( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 15 films from the period 1933-1935 and provides a fascinating exploration of the unit's early experimentation with sound
Cambridge poetry 1929( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic documentaries( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night mail follows the nightly journal of the "postal special" from London to Glasgow. The second work, New earth, is about the reclamation of the Zuiderzee in Holland in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The Song of Ceylon examines the lifestyle of the Ceylonese people, observing their architecture, customs and ceremonies. Housing problems is a documentary interview with people living in the slums of London
We live in two worlds : the GPO Film Unit Collection vol. 2 by Great Britain( Visual )

11 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This, the second of three volumes, covers the period 1936-1938 and represents the GPO Film Unit at its creative height - including much-loved classics such as Night Mail, the experimental animations of Len Lye and Norman McLaren, and Harry Watt's first forays into drama documentary with The saving of Bill Blewitt and North Sea, as well as other neglected works, many of which will be available for the first time since their original release"--Container
Benjamin Britten : Coal face, Night mail, Instruments of the orchestra, Steps of the ballet( Visual )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1992 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films linked by having scores composed by Benjamin Britten. This series is a collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the EMB (Empire Marketing Board) and continue through the postwar era
The Soviet influence : from Turksib to Night mail( Visual )

9 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1930's, Soviet propaganda films profoundly influenced the emerging luminaries of the British documentary film movement, shaping their ideas about film as an art form. In this specially curated edition, Viktor Turin's 1929 classic about the building of the Turkestan-Siberian railway, Turksib, is presented alongside a number of key British documentaries - including the celebrated Night Mail - all of which were made in the wake of Turksib by filmakers whose debt to the film is very much in evidence."--Container
Night mail. New earth. The song of Ceylon. Housing problems( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night mail, a documentary, follows the nightly journey of the "postal special" from London to Glascow. New earth is a documentary on the reclamation of the Zuiderzee in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The Song of Ceylon is a documentary showing traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce. Housing problems is a documentary interview with people living in the slums of London
A history of the avant-garde : Britain in the thirties( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming from a decade which saw the founding of British realism as well as a flourishing surrealist movement, the thirteen films in this collection reveal a diversity of aesthetics and politics. Different styles and genres jostle each other from Len Lye's magical advertisement of Shell Oil, The birth of the robot, to Norman McLaren's anti-war classic Hell Unltd, while Elton and Anstey's Housing problems points to the future format of the television documentary
The Great British documentary movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the E.M.B. (Empire Marketing Group) and continue through the postwar era
For the children by Basil Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humphrey Jennings, 1907-1950 : a tribute by John Grierson( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Basil Wright britischer Dokumentarfilmer und Produzent

Basil Wright Brits filmproducent (1907-1987)

Basil Wright English documentary filmmaker

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