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Humphrey Jennings and British documentary film movement

Philip C. Logan

Humphrey Jennings and British documentary film movement

a re-assessment

by Philip C. Logan

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Published by Ashgate in Burlington, Vt .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion pictures,
  • Documentary films,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • History and criticism,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPhilip C. Logan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.J455 L76 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24791923M
    ISBN 109780754667261, 9781409427391
    LC Control Number2010047382

      Listen to Britain: And Other Films by Humphrey Jennings Humphrey Jennings was one of the greatest figures in the celebrated British documentary film movement, and he is most remembered for the way his work reflects the concerns and conditions of 4/5(6).


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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A by: 4. Combining biography, social history and international artistic thought, the book offers a fascinating insight into Jennings, his work, the wider British documentary film movement and the interaction between art and propaganda.

On the cover of Philip C. Logan's recent monograph, Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: a Re-Assessment, it is claimed that ‘until now, Jennings has remained a shadowy figure; with his life and work lacking the sustained scholarly investigation and re-assessment they deserve’.

This is one of the few claims in the book that I cannot agree by: 1. Humphrey Jennings is an attractive figure for historians of inter-war Britain and the Second World War. Mass Observer, Surrealist, patriot, Humphrey Jennings and British documentary film movement book, and maker of exquisitely observed documentary films, he appears (perhaps too neatly) to channel the complex artistic, cultural, and political sensibilities of the s : Scott Anthony.

Humphrey Jennings and British documentary film: a re-assessment. [Philip C Logan] -- Combining biography, social history, and international artistic thought, this book offers an insight into Jennings, his work, the wider British documentary film movement, and the interaction between.

Humphrey Jennings has been described as a poet, a propagandist, an artist, an interpreter of the human condition, and, of course, a documentary film-maker. In many ways, his films encapsulate the imagined experience of the Second World War in Britain: stoic resilience, the eternal values of civilisation and culture, endurance against the odds, and good : Fox, Jo.

Born in Suffolk on 19 AugustHumphrey Jennings is widely considered one of Britain’s greatest documentary filmmakers, directing films which beautifully evoke everyday heroism in times of war and peace. This is the latest in a sizeable body of work focusing on Humphrey Jennings, perhaps the most celebrated of the British Documentary filmmakers, and maker of works of the documentary canon such as Listen to Britain (UK ), Fires Were Started (UK ), and A Diary for Timothy (UK ).Jennings, whose work was sustained during his entire career by government propaganda.

The British Documentary Movement The pioneering documentary film-makers who fuelled Britain’s class war. The "poet" of the British Documentary Movement:. Humphrey Jennings was one of the greatest figures in the celebrated British documentary film movement, and he is most remembered for the way his work reflects the concerns and conditions of World War II-time in the United Kingdom.5/5(6).

Each section is accompanied by short commentaries. A full introduction examines the historical development of the documentary film movement between andthe types of films made by the movement, its relationship to other British film genres and to contemporary debates on British.

Jennings joined the GPO Film Unit in His early films, like those of Alberto Cavalcanti (with whom he often collaborated), were criticised by the documentary movement's realists for their experimental qualities, and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith has argued that Jennings ' work is better situated in the context.

More recently, three important books on Jennings – Kevin Jackson's excellent authorised biography Humphrey Jennings (), Keith Beattie's perceptive study Humphrey Jennings (), and Philip C. Logan's definitive survey Humphrey Jennings and the British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment – have helped deepen understanding of Jennings.

Humphrey Jennings has been described as the only real poet that British cinema has produced. His documentary films are remarkable records of Humphrey Jennings and British documentary film movement book at peace and war, and his range of representational approaches transcended accepted notions of wartime propaganda and revised the strict codes of British documentary film of the s and s.

This book is the first to bring together the most important material by and on the documentary film movement which has laid the foundations of British national film culture. It includes generous selections from the work of John Grierson as well as writings by Paul Rotha, Humphrey Jennings, Alberto Cavalcanti and Basil : Ian Aitken.

This book is the first to bring together the most important material by and on the documentary film movement which has laid the foundations of British national film culture. It includes generous selections from the work of John Grierson as well as writings by Paul Rotha, Humphrey Jennings, Alberto Cavalcanti and Basil Wright.

Each section is accompanied by short commentaries. Combining biography, social history and international artistic thought, the book offers a fascinating insight into Jennings, his work, the wider British documentary. One of the greatest figures in the celebrated British Documentary film movement, Humphery Jennings is most remembered for the way his films reflected the concerns and conditions of World War II in the United Kingdom.

Jennings was a wonderful filmmaker who made uniquely beautiful films. He had a poet's command of film language, a painter's eye 5/5(6). Made in when Island Britain stood alone in the world, director Humphey Jennings came from a middle class up bringing but was fascinated by the working gs was one of the founders /10(53).

Intended to sway the US population in favour of Britain's plight, it was produced by the GPO Film Unit for the British Ministry of Information and distributed throughout the United States by Warner Bros.

The film was directed by Humphrey Jennings and Harry Watt, and Directed by: Humphrey Jennings, Harry Watt. One of Britain’s greatest documentary filmmakers, Humphrey Jennings has long been acclaimed for films such as Listen to Britain and Fires Were Started which beautifully evoke everyday heroism in times of war and peace.

Marie-Louise Jennings recalls her father’s boundless energy and creativity. Pandaemonium, The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers is a book of contemporary observations of the coming, development, and impact of the Industrial Revolution in the United Kingdom, collected by documentary film-maker Humphrey Jennings and published posthumously in by Icon Books having received funding for the project from the Elephant Trust.

Humphrey Jennings ranks amongst the greatest film makers of twentieth century Britain. Although a relatively unknown figure to the wider public, his war-time documentaries are regarded by many (including Lord Puttnam, Lindsay Anderson and Mike Leigh) as amongst the finest films of their : Taylor And Francis.

This extract comes from Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister's 'Listen to Britain'. The film is available to buy on the BFI DVD 'Land of Promise: British Documentary Movement. Words for Battle is available in the BFI DVD boxset, Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement () and the Complete Humphrey Jennings: Volume 2, Fires were Started ().

The Imperial War Museum has also released it on DVD as part of a collection of nine propaganda films, under the title: Words for ed by: Humphrey Jennings. Jennings’s writings on film, The Humphrey Jennings Film Reader (Jackson, ), have given us a solid overview of Jennings from a historical perspective.

Philip Logan has developed this work in his systematic examination of Jennings’s life and career, Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: a Re-assessment (). A documentary realist approach has, for example, influenced movements such as the British New Wave of the s, and feature film directors such as Bill Douglas, Ken Loach and Mike Leigh; while the documentary film movement has had an impact on television current affairs film-making and policy.

Similarly, the documentary film has been used as a. The documentary film movement of the '30s and '40s is deemed to lie at the heart of the modern British film culture. This anthology of the period includes extracts from the writings of directors and producers, including John Grierson, Paul Rotha, Humphrey Jennings, Alberto.

In a time where voices feel they are going unheard, his films probe scenes of British life for a sense of a unified consciousness, showing us ways of seeing – and hearing – a Britain divided. Born inJennings died prematurely in when he fell from a cliff while scouting for locations in Greece.

His film career was brief but busy. Land of Promise (4-DVD set) Land of Promise (4-DVD set) Be the first to review this product This extensive collection is a major retrospective of the British documentary film movement during its period of greatest influence. One of the great films of the British Documentary Movement by Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister (always known at Mac, and always with a.

The British director, Humphrey Jennings (), has been described as the foremost poet of British cinema for his documentary films of Britain at peace and war, and for a range of representational approaches that transcended accepted notions of wartime propaganda and revised the strict codes of British documentary film of the s and s.

as Paul Rotha, Humphrey Jennings, Ruby Grierson, Basil Wright and Paul Dickson, this landmark release is accompanied by a book of essays by leading film historians and experts.

Complete film listing: Disc One Industrial Britain (Robert Flaherty, ) Shipyard (Paul Rotha, ) Workers and Jobs (Arthur Elton, ). The Silent Village is a British propaganda short film in the form of a drama documentary, made by the Crown Film Unit and directed by Humphrey Jennings.

The film was named one of the top 5 documentaries of by the National Board of Review. It was inspired by the Lidice massacre in Czech Republic in June Logan, Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film, Google Scholar; Jackson, Humphrey Jennings Google Scholar; Beattie, Humphrey Jennings, Google Scholar; Logan, Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film, ; NicolasSelling War: The British Propaganda Campaign against American "Neutrality" in World War II (New.

How British Comedy made the move out of the Music Halls and into the cinemas. Early Hitchcock A look at Hitchcock's early British films of the 's, examining some of his themes in their infancy with detailed analysis of Sabotage and Blackmail.

Introduction to Humphrey Jennings An examination of the key wartime documentary films of Humphrey. Humphrey Jennings – ‘poet’ of the British Cinema by Stuart Millson. Just a few years after the Second World War, a small film company – Wessex Film Productions Ltd.

– issued a “short” – an information film (for the Central Office of Information) – with the title, The Dim Little subtitle was, for such a modest film, quite lengthy and intriguing: ‘A Short Film. Philip C. Logan, Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-Assessment (Farnham: Ashgate, ), pp.

xxiii +ISBN (hb), £ Over recent years there have been indications of a reassessment of the history and achievements of the British documentary movement, spearheaded by the release of DVD sets by the British Film.

The Complete Humphrey Jennings Collection box set: The documentary works of the multi-talented British filmmaker Humphrey Jennings () are collected together.

Includes the classic wartime films Listen to Britain (), Fires were. Movie movements that defined cinema: Documentary Film Movement By Phil de Semlyen, Ian Freer, Ally Wybrew | Posted 8 Aug Key filmmakers: John Grierson, Humphrey Jennings, Harry Watt, Basil Wright.

One of the greatest figures in the celebrated British Documentary film movement, Humphery Jennings is most remembered for the way his films reflected the concerns and conditions of World War II in the United Kingdom.

Jennings was a wonderful filmmaker who made uniquely beautiful films. He had a poet's command of film language, a painter's eye for evocative imagery and composition, a .Humphrey Jennings was born on 19 August in Walberswiek, United Kingdom.

Most of Jennings’s work was commissioned by the guiding patrons of the British documentary movement—the GPO Film Unit, the Ministry of Information, and the Crown Film Unit. The scholarly book speaks for his academic training and for a mystical involvement.A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.

"Documentary" has been described as a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.