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Night mail

Author: Scott Anthony
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 2007.
Series: BFI film classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Night Mail (1936) is one of the best loved and best known films in the canon of British documentary cinema. Bringing together the creative talents of Harry Watt, Basil Wright, W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten, the film gave John Grierson's documentary school its first popular success.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Anthony
ISBN: 9781844572298 1844572293 9781844572274 1844572277
OCLC Number: 137313573
Notes: "The G.P.O Film Unit presents ..."
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: A man called Tallents --
The making and meaning of Night Mail --
Harry Watt vs Basil Wright --
Alberto Cavalcanti, Benjamin Britten and the sound direction of Night Mail --
Letters for the poor: the influence of W.H. Auden --
The GPO and Night Mail --
Critical reputation --
'Night Mail' by W.H. Auden --
'Night Mail' by Blake Morrison.
Series Title: BFI film classics.
Responsibility: Scott Anthony.

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Night Mail (1936) is one of the best-loved and best-known films in the canon of British documentary cinema. In doing so he uncovers the remarkable stories of civic-minded idealism, creative intrigue  Read more...

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'A superb study of the GPO film unit as well as the various contributors to the film...informative and entertaining in equal measure...' - Howard Maxford, Film Review

 
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