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Benjamin Britten : Coal face, Night mail, Instruments of the orchestra, Steps of the ballet

Author: Benjamin BrittenAlberto CavalcantiBasil WrightHarry WattMuir MathiesonAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino Video, 1992.
Series: British documentary movement, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Short films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; Alberto Cavalcanti; Basil Wright; Harry Watt; Muir Mathieson; David Shepard; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 27664211
Credits: Program notes by Charles Musser.
Description: 1 videocassette (80 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Coal face, 1935 (12 min.) / written and directed by Alberto Cavalcanti ; music, Benjamin Britten --
Night mail, 1936 (24 min.) / directors Basil Wright and Harry Watt ; music, Benjamin Britten --
Instruments of the Orchestra, 1947 (20 min.) / directed by Muir Mathieson ; music, Benjamin Britten --
Steps of the ballet, 1948 (24 min.) / directed by Muir Mathieson ; music, Benjamin Britten.
Series Title: British documentary movement, v. 3.
Other Titles: Coal face.
Instruments of the orchestra.
Steps of the ballet.
Night mail (Motion picture : 1936)
Responsibility: Kino International Corporation ; [collection compiled by David Shepard].

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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.

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