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I Was A Fireman [DVD] [1942]

Humphrey Jennings    Exempt   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Directors: Humphrey Jennings
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Film First
  • DVD Release Date: 28 April 2008
  • Run Time: 184 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015LRJOS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,377 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Features three films from the man described by Lindsay Anderson as 'the only true poet of the English Cinema'. The feature-length 'I Was a Fireman', the story of 24 hours in the life of a fire crew during the Blitz, is an innovative work that should be as iconic to British cinema as Vigo's 'L'Atalante' is to French. In Listen to Britain, Jennings collects and edits the sounds and sights of wartime Britain into an extraordinarily moving and effective collage. Diary for Timothy is a film that is relevant for every generation and bears repeated viewings. The latter two films are struck from newly made BFI prints. Also included is the 50 minute bonus film, Kevin MacDonald's 'Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain'.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant DVD 10 Dec 2012
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Great! My Dad was a fireman in WW2. I now know what he went through. He lead a dangerous existance. The other films covered were also very thought provoking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD! 5 Dec 2012
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A very good dvd, with lots of extras. Well worth a look by those who are interested in the blitz on the UK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Was a Fireman DVD 16 Jan 2013
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Excellent dvd. Saw this years ago and wanted to see it again. The first on arrived but didnt play well. Sent it back and a new one arrived by return. Well done excellent service,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wartime Documentary 4 Oct 2011
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As there is VERY Few documentaries Regarding Real Every Day Heroes This Wartime Episode Is A Very Welcome Programme. Thank You
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unplayable DVD 21 May 2009
The films are wonderful, unfortunately the DVD is faulty. I have had numerous copies from other sources as well as Amazon and they all have the same fault in the title film. The film does not start at the beginning and breaks up, stutters and stops. It is better on a computer but unplayable on a standard DVD player. Hopefully the issuer will remaster it and release a playable copy
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