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The eyes of modernity: John Grierson's sociology

Andrew Blaikie

in The Scots Imagination and Modern Memory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617869
eISBN:
9780748653515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617869.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter pursues the changing visualization of the social within the framework of an emerging documentary tradition. It notes that these essays on Adam Ferguson and John Grierson respectively, ... More


‘The Creative Treatment of Actuality’: John Grierson, Documentary Cinema and ‘Fact’ in the 1930s

Laura Marcus

in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635092
eISBN:
9780748651924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses documentary cinema and film journalism, taking a look at the films produced by John Grierson, such as Night Mail and Coal Face. It studies the idea of an intermodern sense of ... More


Public Information

James Purdon

in Modernist Informatics: Literature, Information, and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190211691
eISBN:
9780190211714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211691.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bringing together documentary and state information systems, chapter 4 focuses on the filmmaker, theorist, and cultural administrator John Grierson. In the 1940s Grierson began to argue for the ... More


Documentary Mappings

Igor Krstić

in Slums on Screen: World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406864
eISBN:
9781474421928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406864.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the 1920s and 1930s as a constitutive phase of the documentary film, as well as on the genre’s initial relation to cities (and, by extension, their slums). It introduces the ... More


After the War

Alain Kerzoncuf, Charles Barr, and Philip French

in Hitchcock Lost and Found: The Forgotten Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160825
eISBN:
9780813160870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160825.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After the war, Hitchcock continued to do extensive work in the margins of his high-profile feature films, notably through the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents and his regular on-camera ... More


The Scots Imagination and Modern Memory

Andrew Blaikie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617869
eISBN:
9780748653515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617869.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

How do people relate to places and the past? Visions of nation and community, from Adam Ferguson's ideas on the development of civil society to John Grierson's pioneering of documentary film, reflect ... More


Tracing Colonial Documentary, 1926–46

Peter Sutoris

in Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948–75

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608323
eISBN:
9780190663001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608323.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter traces the colonial origins of Films Division of India documentaries by outlining the British colonial film tradition from the 1920s to the 1940s, including the work of John Grierson, ... More


The Only Tone for Terror: Tony Harrison and the Gorgon’s Gaze

Henry Stead

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter introduces the reader to Tony Harrison’s audiovisual poetry, composed for and broadcast on British television through the late 1980s and 1990s. Harrison has to date made twelve full ... More


‘My Heart Beat for the Wilderness’: Isobel Wylie Hutchison, Jenny Gilbertson, Margaret Tait and Other Twentieth-Century Scottish Women Filmmakers

Sarah Neely

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Sarah Neely explores the works of three Scottish women filmmakers who made films in the Arctic. These women are part of a largely unwritten history of the cinema: it was rare enough ... More


Auden's Britten

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter inquires into the inspiration that propelled Britten to produce Peter Grimes, depicting the internalized oppression of an allegorical figure undoubtedly signifying “the homosexual,” at ... More


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