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Author Logan, Philip C.
Title Humphrey Jennings and British documentary film : a re-assessment / Philip C. Logan.
Imprint Farnham, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, [2011]

Author Logan, Philip C.
Subject Jennings, Humphrey -- Criticism and interpretation.
Documentary films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource ([xxiii], 375 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.
Contents pt. 1. Art and politics : 1907-38 -- pt. 2. The documentary film : art, politics and propaganda, 1938-50.
Summary During a short career between 1939 and 1950, Humphrey Jennings produced a number of outstanding films documenting everyday life in Britain. In this new book, Philip Logan offers a thorough reassessment of Jennings's intellectual background and the factors that informed his life. Through an understanding of the historical context within which Jennings's films were produced and directed Logan suggests we can begin to much better understand the propaganda messages that inform them, and thus gain a fuller insight into the nature, character and purpose of the films he produced for the British war e.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409427391 (electronic bk.)
1409427390 (electronic bk.)
075466726X (alk. paper)
9780754667261 (alk. paper)
9780754667261 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 726826712
Additional Format Print version: Logan, Philip C. Humphrey Jennings and British documentary film. Farnham, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2011 (DLC) 2010047382

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