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Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-assessment

Social science


by
Philip C. Logan

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings’s intellectual background and the factors that informed his life. Through an understanding of the historical context within which Jennings’s films were produced and directed Logan suggests we can begin to much better understand the propaganda messages that inform them, and thus gain a fuller insight into the nature, character and purpose of the films he produced for the British war effort.

During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings’s intellectual background and the factors that informed his life. Through an understanding of the historical context within which Jennings’s films were produced and directed Logan suggests we can begin to much better understand the propaganda messages that… (more)

During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings’s intellectual background and the factors that informed his life. Through an understanding of the historical context within which Jennings’s films were produced and directed Logan suggests we can begin to much better understand the propaganda messages that inform them, and thus gain a fuller insight into the nature, character and purpose of the films he produced for the British war effort.

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