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Grierson

Author: National Film Board of Canada.
Publisher: Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 1973.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating documentary about the father of documentary film features archival footage, interviews with people who knew Grierson and footage of the man himself. All these elements give insight into one of the great forces who shaped the world of film. Born in Scotland in 1898, Grierson was invited to Canada to study the government's use of film. As a result of his report he became the first Canadian Government  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Grierson; John Grierson
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: National Film Board of Canada.
OCLC Number: 820112557
Notes: CatBulkString:nov.15.12.
Five awards, including Toronto; Hollywood. ;The French-language version contains different interviews.
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Credits: Director/producer, Roger Blais ; commentary, Donald Brittain ; photography, Eugene Boyko, Lewis McLeod, Michel Thomas-d'Hoste, Magi Torruella, Jacques Fogel ; animation camera, Raymond Dumas ; sound, Bev Davidson, Colin Charles, Gildas LeSausse, Ron Seltzer, Hans Oomes ; editing, Les Halman, John Kramer, Annick de Bellefeuille ; sound editing, Bernard Bordeleau, Andre Galbrand ; re-recording, Jean-Pierre Joutel ; narrator, Michael Kane.
Target Audience: CHV rating: G.; Regie du cinema du Quebec rating: G.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (58 min.))
Responsibility: National Film Board of Canada.

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This fascinating documentary about the father of documentary film features archival footage, interviews with people who knew Grierson and footage of the man himself. All these elements give insight into one of the great forces who shaped the world of film. Born in Scotland in 1898, Grierson was invited to Canada to study the government's use of film. As a result of his report he became the first Canadian Government Film Commissioner and founded the National Film Board in 1939. Grierson believed strongly that the filmmaker had a social responsibility, and that film could help a society realize democratic ideals. His absolute faith in the value of capturing the drama of everyday life was to influence generations of filmmakers all over the world. In fact, he coined the term "documentary film." This is a sensitive and informative portrait of a dynamic man of vision.

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