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Title Listen to Britain and other films [videorecording] / by Humphrey Jennings.

Publication Info. Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [2002]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor DVDs - SYLY-12  DVD 941.084 LIS    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (182 mins.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + program notes ([8] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Note DVD release of seven early films.
"Humphrey Jennings," essay in included booklet, by Dean w. Duncan.
"PRoduced for DVD by David Shepard."
Summary A collection of six films (and one bonus film) by one of the greatest figures in the celebrated British Documentary Film Movement. He is most remembered for the way his work reflects the concerns and conditions of World War II era in the United Kingdom. In these pictures, Jennings's impressive aesthetic arsenal helped to expand the scope and vocabulary of documentary films.
Contents London can take it (1940, 9 mins.) -- Words for battle (1941, 8 mins.) -- Listen to Britain (1942, 18 mins.) -- Fires were started (1943, 70 mins.) -- A diary for Timothy (1943, 39 mins.) -- Family portrait (1951, 26 mins.) -- Myra Hess, playing the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata in F Minor No. 57 (Apassionata) (1945, 9 mins.).
Credits London can take it, directed by Jennings and Harry Watt ; Words for battle, narrated by Laurence Olivier ; Listen to Britain, directed by Jennings and Stewart McAllister ; produced for DVD by David Shepard.
Subject Jennings, Humphrey.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Sonatas, piano.
Documentary films -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Jennings, Humphrey.
Shepard, David.
Duncan, Dean W.
Hess, Myra, Dame, 1890-1965.
Great Britain. Empire Marketing Board.
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Blackhawk Films Collection (Library of Congress)
Added Title London can take it.
Words for battle.
Listen to Britain.
Fires were started.
Diary for Timothy.
Family portrait.
Myra Hess, playing the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata in F Minor No. 57 (Apassionata)
Standard No. 014381148824
Music No. ID1488DSDVD Image Entertainment

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