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Grierson, John 1898-1972

Overview
Works: 262 works in 648 publications in 3 languages and 9,219 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies  Biographies  Short films  Reviews  Sources  Silent films  Nonfiction films  History 
Subject Headings: Motion picture producers and directors 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Narrator, Restager , Adapter, Editor, Scenarist, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.D6, B
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Grierson on documentary by John Grierson( Book )

55 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A selection from the vast volume of film writing Grierson produced between 1930 and 1945"--Introduction
Grierson on the movies by John Grierson( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling tussen 1925 en '58 merendeels in periodieken verschenen beschouwingen over films, cineasten en acteurs
Documentary film : the use of the film medium to interpret creatively and in social terms the life of the people as it exists in reality by Paul Rotha( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drifters by John Grierson( Visual )

31 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of a commercial trawler off the west coast of Scotland is a crucial film in the development of the British documentary. For centuries, the deep sea fishermen were a mainstay of our island nation, and this is reflected in British filmmakers' fascination with the trade since the medium's earliest days. Probably the best known trawling film, Drifters was made at the very end of the silent era. John Grierson took the already noble trawling film tradition and combined it with the latest techniques of filmmaking to make this remarkable, lyrical film, which heralded in a new era for the actuality film. Made at the pivotal point at which John Grierson, Stephen Tallents and the Empire Marketing Board came together; it propelled a filmmaking culture with such momentum that it gave rise to a unique and much envied aspect of Britain's contribution to film history: what we now call the 'documentary'. Drifters itself is in the long tradition of the trawler film, celebrating the struggle of man and machine against the elements, but also expresses the aesthetic beauty of the seas, the ship's machinery, the glinting silver of the fish in the nets and the shine of rain on oilcloth. The film was delicately tinted and toned to emphasize lighting effects
Night mail by Harry Watt( Visual )

29 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most critically acclaimed and best-loved films produced within the British documentary movement, Night Mail tells the fascinating story of the Travelling Post Office from Euston to Glasgow and the men who worked on it"--Container
The Song of Ceylon by Basil Wright( Visual )

20 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce
E.M.B. Classics : Drifters, Industrial Britain, Song of Ceylon( Visual )

4 editions published between 1929 and 1992 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series is a collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the EMB (Empire Marketing Board) and continue through the postwar era
Drifters : Caller herrin'( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drifters. A study of North Sea herring fishermen
Addressing the nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 15 films from the period 1933-1935 and provides a fascinating exploration of the unit's early experimentation with sound
We live in two worlds : the GPO Film Unit Collection vol. 2 by Great Britain( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This, the second of three volumes, covers the period 1936-1938 and represents the GPO Film Unit at its creative height - including much-loved classics such as Night Mail, the experimental animations of Len Lye and Norman McLaren, and Harry Watt's first forays into drama documentary with The saving of Bill Blewitt and North Sea, as well as other neglected works, many of which will be available for the first time since their original release"--Container
England in the thirties : Granton trawler, Pett and Pott, North Sea( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series is a collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the EMB (Empire Marketing Board) and continue through the postwar era
Night mail, West Highland by Harry Watt( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Highland (1960): tribute to the West Highland Railway as the reign of steam was drawing to its close
To tell the truth, a history of documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strategy of truth: Examines the role of film as propaganda during World War II and the different forms it took in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany, raising the central question of whether a film can be both documentary, reflecting the truth, and propaganda
Rapport sur les activités cinématographiques du gouvernement canadien, juin 1938 by John Grierson( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British documentary movement( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the E.M.B. (Empire Marketing Group) and continue through the postwar era
The John Grierson Archive : list of contents by John Grierson Archive( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyes of democracy by John Grierson( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary masterpieces : five documentaries circa 1931 to 1960 by John Grierson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of documentary films. Industrial Britain examines Britain's factories and mines during the early 1930s. A colour box is an experimental film in which abstract images dance across the screen to Latin music. Granton trawler is about fishermen engaged in dragnet fishing off the coast of Scotland. The private lives of the gannets is a study of the behaviour patterns and lives of a bird colony of gannets situated on Grassholm Island, Wales. Seawards the great ships examines the Clyde River in Scotland to observe men assembling materials, constructing, and launching a variety of vessels
Documentary masterpieces : five documentaries circa. 1931 to 1960( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of documentary films made in Great Britain. Industrial Britain examines Britain's factories and mines during the early 1930's. A Colour box is an experimental film in which abstract images dance across the screen to lively latin music. Granton trawler is a documentary about fishermen engaged in dragnet fishing off the coast of Scotland. The Private lives of the gannets is a study of the behaviour patterns and lives of a bird colony of gannets situated on Grassholm Island, Wales. Seawards the great ships is a documentary in which the filmaker visits the Clyde River in Scotland to observe the men who build ships as they assemble materials, construct and launch a great variety of vessels
Night mail. New earth. The song of Ceylon. Housing problems( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night mail, a documentary, follows the nightly journey of the "postal special" from London to Glascow. New earth is a documentary on the reclamation of the Zuiderzee in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The Song of Ceylon is a documentary showing traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce. Housing problems is a documentary interview with people living in the slums of London
 
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Alternative Names
Grierson.

Grierson, J. 1898-1972

Grierson, John

John Grierson britischer Dokumentarfilmregisseur und -produzent

John Grierson Brits filmproducent (1898-1972)

John Grierson britský dokumentarista

John Grierson cinéaste

John Grierson produttore cinematografico e critico cinematografico britannico

John Grierson szkocki reżyser-dokumentalista

Грирсон Джон

Джон Грирсон

Джон Грірсон

جان قریرسن

جان گریرسن

جون جريرسون

グリアスン, ジョン

グリアソン, J.

ジョン・グリアソン

约翰·格里尔逊

約翰·葛里森

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