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Anstey, E. H. (Edgar H.) 1907-1987

Overview
Works: 26 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 277 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Short films  Social problem films  Ethnographic films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Educational films  Biography 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Interviewee, Producer
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Most widely held works about E. H Anstey
 
Most widely held works by E. H Anstey
Land of promise : the British documentary movement 1930-1950 by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 98 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)
Classic documentaries( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 58 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 shows 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
Land without bread : Housing problems( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land without bread (ca. 27 min.) : Tells the story of the Hurdanos who were unknown until a road was built through the Las Hurdes region of Spain in 1922
Addressing the nation( Visual )

2 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The GPO Film Unit was one of the most remarkable creative institutions that Britain has produced. A hotbed of creative energy and talent, it provided a springboard to many of the best-known and critically acclaimed figures in the British Documentary Movement. This volume contains 15 films from the period 1933-1935 and provides a fascinating exploration of the unit's early experimentation with sound. It features Basil Wright's award-winning Song of Ceylon and Len Lye's A Colour Box; the critically acclaimed Weather Forecast; Coal Face - directed by Alberto Cavalcanti and Auden and Britten's precursor to Night Mail and other neglected works
The England of Elizabeth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines views of forests and countryside, manor houses, palaces, and cathedrals, art treasures, early maps, and manuscripts with poetic narration and music to describe life in England during the reign of Elizabeth. Traces the growth of the maritime fleet, the enlargement of world exploration, the development of artists such as Shakespeare, the expansion of culture through the printing of books. Portrays various persons of prominence, including Elizabeth
Land without bread = Las hurdes by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Land Without Bread," also entitled "The unpromised Land," documents the poverty and primitive lifestyle of the Aurdanos, who live in the rocky, barren mountains of Spain. "Housing Problems", an early sound documentory classic. It explores the horrors and evils of British urban housing in the 1930's through unrehearsed interviews with slum dwellers who discuss their housing conditions
Housing problems by Edgar Anstey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1935 and 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film is an early sound documentary classic. It explores the horrors and evils of British urban housing in the 1930's through unrehearsed interviews with slum dwellers who discuss their housing conditions
Granton trawler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1934 and 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study of fishermen engaged in dragnet fishing off the east coast of Scotland. The only sound is the men's conversation at their work, with the noise of the sea and the boat's engine in the background"--Film catalog / Los Angeles County Public Library
Grierson, un dibattito : atti del convegno internazionale Modena 8-9 marzo 1980 by E. H Anstey( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wartime factory( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the men and women working in a British airplane factory are the true secret weapon that will win the war against the Nazis. Shows an average day at the factory where workers work around the clock. Maintaining workers' peak efficiency is accomplished through balancing hard work and social activities. The film shows women being trained for industrial labor, air raid defense training, how factory medical and cafeteria keep the workers healthy and full of energy, how music from the BBC is used to maintain worker production and relieve the boredom of repetitive tasks, and a workers' concert that occurs at the transfer from day shift to night shift
Middle East( Visual )

2 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map-and-diagram film showing the Middle Eastern war zone--Libya, Egypt Palestine, Iraq, Iran--and explaining how this area is a vital strategic wall between Germany and Japan
Running a railway( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1948, the British Transportation Commission set up its own in-house film production unit led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey -- a founding father of the British documentary movement. it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. In this selection of films the documentary aficionado will recognise the development of traits and innovations in British non-fiction filmmaking
Le théatre des hostilités( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of promise. the British documentary movement 1930-1950( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fourth and final disc in a series featuring 40 films in a major retrospective of the British documentary-film movement during its period of greatest influence
Winter on the farm by William Alwyn( )

1 edition published in 1943 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Land without bread : unpromised land( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary on the poverty-stricken Las Hurdas region of Spain
British avant-garde in the thirties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Spring on the farm by William Alwyn( )

1 edition published in 1943 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Midland shires by William Alwyn( )

1 edition published in 1944 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The British documentary movement in the 1930s( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Anstey, E. H.

Anstey, Edgar 1907-1987

Anstey, Edgar H. 1907-1987

Anstey, Edgar Harold MacFarlane 1907-1987

Edgar Anstey britischer Filmproduzent

Edgar Anstey British documentary film-maker

Edgar Anstey Brits filmproducent (1907-1987)

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Languages
English (50)

French (2)