Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain by James Piers TaylorShadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain by James Piers Taylor

Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain

byJames Piers Taylor

Hardcover | November 19, 2010

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This unique book combines an overview of British documentary cinema from 1945 to the early 1980s with profiles of major filmmakers of the period, outlining their career histories and key themes of their work, alongside useful resource information about how films from the period can be viewed.
PATRICK RUSSELL  is Senior Curator (Non-Fiction), BFI National Archive, UK. He is the author of 100 British Documentaries (2007) and co-editor of The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon (2004) and a regular contributor to BFI Screenonline.   JAMES PIERS TAYLOR is an independent curator and film historian. He has worked previously in seve...
Title:Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War BritainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.77 × 1.47 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844573222

ISBN - 13:9781844573226


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- Notes on Contributors.- Introduction: Whatever Happened to the Documentary Movement?.- PART ONE: BETWEEN THE TIDES: MAPPING POST-WAR DOCUMENTARY.- The Long Tail.- Documentary Culture: Groupings, Gatherings and Writings.- Films Nobody Sees?: Distribution and Exhibition.- Production.- Sponsorship.- Themes.- PART TWO: THE NEW EXPLORERS: CAREERS IN POST-WAR DOCUMENTARY.- Introduction.- People, Productivity and Change: P.Bradford & T.Boon.- The World Still Sings: J.Howells & D.Berry.- 'I Don't Thing He Did Anything Else: P.Dickson & L.Enticknap.- Conflict and Confluence: Michael Orrom & K.McGahan.- Documentary on the Move: T.Thompson, B.Mason, G.Jones & S.Foxon.- Pictures Should Be Steady: J.Hill & J.Piers Taylor.- Less Film Society  More Fleet Street: P.Hopkinson & J.Piers Taylor.- Science and Society: P.Noemanville, S.Erulkar, R.Cranston & K.McGahan.- Shooting the Message: J.Krish & P.Russell.- Who's Driving?: P.Pickering & P.Russell.- The Passing Stranger: A.Simmons & M.Brooke.- Meet the Pioneers  Early; L.Anderson & E.Hedling.- A Person Apart: G.Brenton & R.Cranston.- Tracts of Time: D.Williams & P.Russell.- Savage Voyages: Eric Marquis & R.Vick.- Between Two Worlds: D.Knight & B.Hogenkamp.- Index.