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The British documentary movement

Author: John GriersonHumphrey JenningsRobert Joseph FlahertyAlberto CavalcantiBenjamin BrittenAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino Video, [1992]
Series: The Signature series; Signature series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Short films
Feature films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Grierson; Humphrey Jennings; Robert Joseph Flaherty; Alberto Cavalcanti; Benjamin Britten; W H Auden; Great Britain. Empire Marketing Board.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 32164160
Credits: Program notes by Charles Musser.
Description: 7 videocassettes (623 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. E.M.B. classics (109 min.): Drifters (1929); Industrial Britain (1933); Song of Ceylon (1934) --
pt. 2. England in the thirties (76 min.): Granton trawler (1934); Pett and Pott (1934); North Sea 1938) --
pt. 3. Benjamin Britten (80 min.): Coal face (1935); Night mail (1936); Instruments of the orchestra (1947); Steps of the ballet (1948) --
pt. 4. Wartime homefront (81 min.): London can take it (1940); Fires were started (1943) --
pt. 5. Wartime moments (107 min.): Listen to Britain (1942); Target for tonight (1941); Diary for Timothy (1945) --
pt. 6. Wartime combat (77 min.): Desert victory (1943); Cameramen at war (1943) --
pt. 7. Festival of Britain (93 min.): Family portrait (1951); Waverley steps (1948); David (1951).
Series Title: The Signature series; Signature series.
Other Titles: Family portrait.
Waverley steps.
David.
Desert victory.
Cameramen at war.
London can take it.
Coal face.
Instruments of the orchestra.
Steps of the ballet.
Granton trawler.
Pett and Pott.
North Sea.
Drifters.
Industrial Britain.
Song of Ceylon.
Fires were started (Motion picture)
Night mail (Motion picture : 1936)
Responsibility: Kino International Corporation ; [collection compiled by David Shepard].

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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.

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