British Transport Films Collection - Vol. 5: Off The Beaten Track [DVD]
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BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS COLLECTION
Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May, 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey OBE a founding father of the British documentary movement it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.
All these films are now preserved in the bfi National Film and Television Archive. This selection has been digitally remastered for this two-disc set, which is a 'must' not for the documentary aficionado who will recognise traits and innovations in British non-fiction filmmaking.
- Ocean Terminal (1952)
- Dodging the Column (1952)
- Link Span (1956)
- Every Valley (1957)
- Journey into Spring (1957)
- Between the Tides (1958)
- Giant Load (1958)
- They Take the High Road (1960)
- Wild Highlands (1961)
- Wild Wings (1965)
- An Artist Looks at Churches (1959)
- Railways For Ever! (1970)
- The Scene from Melbury House (1972)
- Age of Invention (1975)
- The Seaspeed Express (1980)
UK / 1952-1980 / black and white, and colour / 304 minutes / Ratio 1.33:1
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Railways were always supposedly an integral part of a great transport system. In reality the whole system needed every part - Ship, crane, train, lorry, labourers, planners etc.
This DVD gives a great, wider view of the whole concept and I loved it.
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