Humphrey Jennings (British Film Makers)

Humphrey Jennings (British Film Makers)

Keith Beattie


Humphrey Jennings has been defined because the in simple terms genuine poet that British cinema has produced. His documentary motion pictures are striking documents of england at peace and warfare, and his diversity of representational ways transcended approved notions of wartime propaganda and revised the stern codes of British documentary movie of the Thirties and 1940s.
 
Poet, propagandist, surrealist and documentary filmmaker -- Jenning's paintings embodies a very good mixture of startling apprehension, own expression and representational innovation. This publication rigorously examines and expertly explains the vital parts of Jennings' most important motion pictures, and considers the relevance of his filmmaking to British cinema and modern experience.
 
Films analyzed contain Spare Time, Words for Battle, Listen to Britain, Fires have been Started, The Silent Village, A Diary of Timothy and Family Portrait.

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