The Resource Addressing the nation, the GPO Film Unit, (videorecording)

Addressing the nation, the GPO Film Unit, (videorecording)

Label
Addressing the nation
Title
Addressing the nation
Statement of responsibility
the GPO Film Unit
Title variation
GPO Film Unit Collection
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The GPO Film Unit was one of the most remarkable creative institutions that Britain has produced. A hotbed of creative energy and talent, it provided a springboard to many of the best-known and critically acclaimed figures in the British Documentary Movement. This volume contains 15 films from the period 1933-1935 and provides a fascinating exploration of the unit's early experimentation with sound. It features Basil Wright's award-winning Song of Ceylon and Len Lye's A Colour Box; the critically acclaimed Weather Forecast; Coal Face - directed by Alberto Cavalcanti and Auden and Britten's precursor to Night Mail and other neglected works
Related
Cataloging source
UV0
Characteristic
videorecording
Government publication
publication from multiple local governments
Intended audience
Exempt from classification
Language note
Closed-captioned
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1898-1972
  • 1906-1987
  • 1901-1980
  • 1908-1987
  • 1911-1966
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Legg, Stuart
  • Shaw, Alexander
  • Grierson, John
  • Elton, Arthur
  • Clark, Geoffrey
  • Cavalcanti, Alberto
  • Watt, Harry
  • Anstey, Edgar
  • Spice, Evelyn
  • Wright, Basil
  • Lye, Len
  • Coldstream, William
  • Taylor, Donald
  • Great Britain
  • Royal Mail Group (Firm)
  • British Film Institute
Runtime
280
Series statement
GPO Film Unit Collection
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • BBC Radio
  • Fisheries
  • Working class
Technique
live action
Label
Addressing the nation, the GPO Film Unit, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Fifteen short films produced from 1933-1935
  • Title from container
  • "This DVD is a jointly fund project between BFI, Royal Mail, The British Postal Museum & Archive and BT."
  • Special features: On the fishing banks of Skye by John Grierson (1935) ; GPO film display trailer; booklet containg indtroductory essays, selected biographies and film notes
Accompanying material
1 booklet (76 p.)
Contents
Disc 1. The coming of the dial / director, Stuart Legg (1933, 14 min.) -- Cable ship / Alexander Shaw, Stuart Legg (1933, 12 min.) -- Granton Trawler / John Grierson (1934, 11 min.) -- John Atkins saves up / Arthur Elton (1934, 18 min.) -- Air Post / Geoffrey Clark (1934, 12 min.) -- The glorious sixth of June / Alberto Cavalcanti (1934, 11 min.) -- Pett and Pott / Alberto Cavalcanti (1934, 31 min.) -- 6.30 Collection / Harry Watt, Edgar Anstey (1934, 15 min.) -- Weather forecast / Evelyn Spice (1934, 18 min.) -- Disc 2. Song of Ceylon / Basil Wright (1934, 40 min.) -- A colour box / Len Lye (1935, 4 min.) -- Coal face / Alberto Cavalcanti (1935, 12 min.) -- The King's stamp / William Coldstream (1935, 20 min.) -- BBC: the voice of Britain / Stuart Legg (1935, 56 min.) -- Sixpenny telegram / Donald Taylor (1935, 6 min.)
Control code
000044865358
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
2 videodiscs (DVD) (280min.)
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
BFIVD758
System control number
(OCoLC)463696428
System details
DVD (PAL, region 2)
Label
Addressing the nation, the GPO Film Unit, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Fifteen short films produced from 1933-1935
  • Title from container
  • "This DVD is a jointly fund project between BFI, Royal Mail, The British Postal Museum & Archive and BT."
  • Special features: On the fishing banks of Skye by John Grierson (1935) ; GPO film display trailer; booklet containg indtroductory essays, selected biographies and film notes
Accompanying material
1 booklet (76 p.)
Contents
Disc 1. The coming of the dial / director, Stuart Legg (1933, 14 min.) -- Cable ship / Alexander Shaw, Stuart Legg (1933, 12 min.) -- Granton Trawler / John Grierson (1934, 11 min.) -- John Atkins saves up / Arthur Elton (1934, 18 min.) -- Air Post / Geoffrey Clark (1934, 12 min.) -- The glorious sixth of June / Alberto Cavalcanti (1934, 11 min.) -- Pett and Pott / Alberto Cavalcanti (1934, 31 min.) -- 6.30 Collection / Harry Watt, Edgar Anstey (1934, 15 min.) -- Weather forecast / Evelyn Spice (1934, 18 min.) -- Disc 2. Song of Ceylon / Basil Wright (1934, 40 min.) -- A colour box / Len Lye (1935, 4 min.) -- Coal face / Alberto Cavalcanti (1935, 12 min.) -- The King's stamp / William Coldstream (1935, 20 min.) -- BBC: the voice of Britain / Stuart Legg (1935, 56 min.) -- Sixpenny telegram / Donald Taylor (1935, 6 min.)
Control code
000044865358
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
2 videodiscs (DVD) (280min.)
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
BFIVD758
System control number
(OCoLC)463696428
System details
DVD (PAL, region 2)

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