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Grierson, John 1898-1972

Overview
Works: 214 works in 552 publications in 5 languages and 8,573 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Reviews  Short films  History  Silent films  Bibliography  Promotional films 
Subject Headings: Motion picture producers and directors 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Scenarist, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.D6, B
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Grierson on documentary by John Grierson( Book )

51 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met ind., bibliogr. - Ook aanwezig : Grierson on documentary / ed. and comp. by Forsyth Hardy ; with American notes by Richard Griffith and Mary Losey. - New York : Harcourt Brace, cop. 1947. - 324, [34] p. ; 21 cm
Grierson on the movies by John Grierson( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling tussen 1925 en '58 merendeels in periodieken verschenen beschouwingen over films, cineasten en acteurs
Drifters by John Grierson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 140 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, West Highland by Harry Watt( Visual )

30 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 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
E.M.B. Classics : Drifters, Industrial Britain, Song of Ceylon( Visual )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 93 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
The Song of Ceylon by Basil Wright( Visual )

20 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce
Addressing the nation( Visual )

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

6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of documentary films made in Great Britain
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 47 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 )

4 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
Drifters : Caller herrin'( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drifters. A study of North Sea herring fishermen
Grierson und der Dokumentarfilm by John Grierson( Book )

4 editions published in 1947 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British documentary movement( Visual )

1 edition 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
To tell the truth, a history of documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 31 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
Eyes of democracy by John Grierson( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Grierson Archive : list of contents by John Grierson Archive( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapport sur les activités cinématographiques du gouvernement canadien, juin 1938 by John Grierson( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night mail. New earth. The song of Ceylon. Housing problems( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 23 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
Documentary film by Paul Rotha( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Grierson's Scotland( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Grierson.

Grierson, J. 1898-1972

John Grierson britischer Dokumentarfilmregisseur und -produzent

John Grierson Brits filmproducent (1898-1972)

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

ジョン・グリアソン

约翰·格里尔逊

約翰·葛里森

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Claiming the real : the Griersonian documentary and its legitimationsJohn Grierson : life, contributions, influenceClaiming the real II : documentary : Grierson and beyondJohn Grierson : trailblazer of documentary filmsFrom Grierson to the docu-soap : breaking the boundariesJohn Grierson and the NFB