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Building on the phenomenal success of its 2008 DVD release Land of Promise The British Documentary Movement 1930 1950, the BFI here presents an expansive 4-disc reappraisal of documentary filmmaking in the post-war years. Examining films commissioned by both private industry and government departments this collection provides a fascinating portrait of Britian s social, cultural and industrial development throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The films explore topics more resonant today than ever: the joys of childhood, holidays, music, the place of the dispossessed and the marginalised in a prosperous society; industry s processes and landscapes, the environment, people and places, tradition and the future.
Presented with a fully illustrated 90 page perfect bound book containing contextualising essays on all of the films and filmmakers.
I grew up in the fifties and after watching these documentaries I did not realize at the time how hard life was, some of the films look more like the 1930/40's than the Post War... Read morePublished on 24 Sept. 2012 by Francis Parsons
IM STILL WORKING MY WAY THROUGH THESE DOCUMENTARY FILMS . WHAT I HAVE WATCHED SO FAR I HAVE BEEN IMPRESSED WITH PORTRAIT OF QUEENIE BEING ONE OF MY FAVOURITES SHOWING PUB... Read morePublished on 25 Jun. 2011 by Mr. Aa James