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One man's documentary : a memoir of the early years of the National Film Board

Author: Graham McInnes; Eugene P Walz
Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, ©2004.
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"Graham McInnes was one of many talented young people recruited by the charismatic John Grierson to build the National Film Board of Canada during the heady days of WWII. McInnes's memoir of these "days of high excitement" is an insider's look at the NFB from 1939 to 1945, an "origin" story of Canada's emerging world-class film studio that provides the NFB with the kind of full-bodied vitality usually associated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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McInnes, Graham, 1912-1970.
One man's documentary.
Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645846750
Named Person: Graham McInnes; Graham McInnes; Graham McInnes; Graham McInnes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham McInnes; Eugene P Walz
ISBN: 0887556795 9780887556791
OCLC Number: 56420307
Description: xviii, 233 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Graham McInnes ; edited and with an introduction by Gene Walz.
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"Graham McInnes was one of many talented young people recruited by the charismatic John Grierson to build the National Film Board of Canada during the heady days of WWII. McInnes's memoir of these "days of high excitement" is an insider's look at the NFB from 1939 to 1945, an "origin" story of Canada's emerging world-class film studio that provides the NFB with the kind of full-bodied vitality usually associated with the great Hollywood studios in their golden years." "An art critic and CBC radio commentator when he joined the NFB in 1939 as a scriptwriter, McInnes worked on many film classics with filmmakers such as Tom Daly, Norman McLaren, Gudrun Parker, and Budge Crawley. McInnes portrays these legends as well as many other players in that dynamic world, such as Lorne Green, Morley Callaghan, and Mavis Gallant, in this recreation of the early day-to-day frenzy."--Jacket.

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"This is perhaps the best first-person read available about the early NFB. Graham McInnes produced a work that is genuinely enjoyable to read--it's like picking up a 1940s issue of the New Yorker."

 
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