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John Grierson and the National Film Board

Gary Evans

John Grierson and the National Film Board

The Politics of Wartime Propaganda

by Gary Evans

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Published by University of Toronto Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Film theory & criticism,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Grierson, John,,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Propaganda,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • 1898-1972,
  • Canada,
  • Motion pictures in propaganda

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages329
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9861398M
    ISBN 100802066135
    ISBN 109780802066138

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Description: John Grierson and the National Film Board book Grierson, founder of both the British documentary film movement and the National Film Board of Canada, was one of the twentieth century’s most influential personalities in film culture. He gave the word "documentary" to the English language.

Grierson is a documentary about the father of documentary by Canadian filmmaker Roger Blais, now free online in its entirety courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

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Grierson took his ideas to Canada, where he wrote the legislation for the National Film Board and became its first head. Under Grierson’s initiative, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa also established national film boards.

Throughout the years Grierson expressed his ideas of film-educated citizenship in many major essays. The National Film Board of Canada stands as the largest and most impressive monument to Grierson's concepts and actions in regard to the use of film by governments in communicating with citizens.

Ellis examines Grierson's accomplishments in detail, probing the complexities of Grierson's motivations and personality.2/5(1). John Grierson and the National Film Board: The Politics of Wartime Propaganda by Gary Evans (review) John English; The Canadian Historical Review; University of Toronto Press; Vol Number 2, June ; pp.

; Review. Attic Books is a retail antiquarian bookstore that buys & sells antique books, maps, prints & postcards. We are located at Dundas St., London. Grierson is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Roger Blais and released in A portrait of documentary filmmaker and National Film Board of Canada founder John Grierson, the film won the Canadian Film Award for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 25th Canadian Film Awards in The film was released in both an English version narrated by Michael Kane, Directed by: Roger Blais.

One of the cornerstones of Canadian culture, the National Film Board has throughout its history mirrored the social issues that preoccupy Canadians. Gary Evans traces the development of the postwar NFB, picking up the story where he left it at the end of his earlier work, John Grierson and the National Film Board: The Politics of Wartime Propaganda.

John Grierson, founder of both the British documentary film movement and the National Film Board of Canada, was one of the twentieth century’s most influential personalities in film culture. He gave the word "documentary" to the English language. Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from to (), has published extensively on the history of media and communications.

A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his degree in history at McGill and currently teaches at the University of : John Grierson, the Scottish film pioneer who turned government film bureaucrat when he was asked to institute the National Film Board of Canada inis credited with coining the word “documentary.” Grierson’s definition of the form still holds up : Peter Biesterfeld.

John Grierson – Born at Deanston (borders of Stirling and Perth) on 26 April He is credited with initiating the s British documentary film movement. “John Grierson (Ap – Febru ) is often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary on was born in Deanston, near Doune, Scotland.

Buy John Grierson and the National Film Board: The politics of wartime propaganda by Evans, Gary (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Gary Evans.

John Grierson: Trailblazer of Documentary Film is book 24 of "The Quest Library" series of biographies of important figures in Canadian history. John Grierson is an important figure in the history of Canadian cinema.

Any student of film history in Canada, Canadian propaganda during the Second World War, or documentary history will find this book provocative and helpful with. One of the cornerstones of Canadian culture, the National Film Board has throughout its history mirrored the social issues that preoccupy Canadians.

Gary Evans traces the de- velopment of the postwar NFB, picking up the story where he left it at the end of his earlier work, John Grierson and the National Film Board: The Politics of Wartime Propaganda. The National Film Board of Canada stands as the largest and most impressive monument to Grierson's concepts and actions in regard to the use of film by governments in communicating with citizens.

Ellis examines Grierson's accomplishments in detail, probing the complexities of Grierson's motivations and : John Grierson, founder of both the British documentary film movement and the National Film Board of Canada, was one of the twentieth centurys most influential personalities in film culture.

He gave the word "documentary" to the English : Dundurn. In place of the various theoretical frameworks (Weberian, liberal-democratic, Marxist, anti-imperialist, feminist) used to characterize Grierson's and the National Film Board's contribution to Canada and its film culture, we now have a lively eyewitness account which shows how chaotic and sometimes serendipitous daily life at the National Film.

The National Film Board of Canada stands as the largest and most impressive monument to Grierson's concepts and actions in regard to the use of film by governments in communicating with citizens.

Ellis examines Grierson's accomplishments in detail, probing the complexities of Grierson's motivations and personality.

Grierson's emerging and outspoken film philosophies caught the attention of New York film critics at the time. He was asked to write criticism for the New York the Sun, Grierson wrote articles on film aesthetics and audience reception, and developed broad contacts in the film ing to popular myth, in the course of this writing stint, Grierson coined the term.

Where Grierson had argued that national interest would best be served by a “National Film Board” (to a large extent modelled on the Canadian Film Board), De Villiers. in contrast, proposed the establishment of a “South African Film Corporation” (the model for this SAFC being the SABC – the South African Broadcasting Corporation).

John Grierson: A Documentary Biography by Hardy, went on to establish the National Film Board of Canada, served as Director of Mass Communications at UNESCO, and more, and who "had an inspiring influence on film-makers on both sides of the Atlantic." Hardy, Forsyth [John Grierson] Published by Published by Faber and Faber Ltd., Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from to (), has published extensively on the history of media and communications.

A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his de. John Grierson's photograph on the dust jacket and inside cover of Jack Ellis's biography is the perfect visual complement to the book. Grierson looks at us with arms folded, head cocked to the side, tight lips, penetrating gaze, relaxed yet combative.

The photograph and the book's subtitle suggest no conventional biography. Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from to (), has published extensively on the history of media and communications.

A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his degree in history at McGill and currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. John Grierson, a modernist who believed film and aesthetics could change the world, created the National Film Board of Canada and shaped Canadian documentary film.

Morris concludes with the founding of the National Film Board which, under the dynamic guidance of John Grierson, Other Canadian film producers concentrated their efforts on short productions, mostly in government or commercial companies such as Associated Screen News of Montreal/5.

The National Film Board of Canada. This article relates to The Agony of Bun O'Keefe. The title of Heather Smith's novel, The Agony of Bun O'Keefe, is inspired by a minute documentary called The Agony of Jimmy Quinlan [see full film below], which was produced by the National Film Board of Canada in The film chronicles the effort of Quinlan, one of 5, people living on the.

Documentary film, motion picture that shapes and interprets factual material for purposes of education or entertainment. Documentaries have been made in one form or another in nearly every country and have contributed significantly to the development of realism in films.

John Grierson, a Scottish. Secondly, Mazzini is quoted approvingly on the obligations of citizens to the state in a National Film Board (NFB) documentary. And, thirdly, and perhaps more significantly, two of Grierson's favourite terms - corporativism and corporate - were crucial conceptions in the neo-conservatism of Charles Maurras and were adopted by the Fascist movements.

Graham McInnes was one of many talented young people recruited by the charismatic John Grierson to build the National Film Board of Canada during the heady days of s’s memoir of these “days of high excitement” is an insider’s look at the NFB from toa vivid “origin” story of Canada’s emerging world-class film studio that provides the NFB with the.

Robert Fulford's column about John Grierson and the documentary (The National Post, October 3, )Pioneers often suffer cruelly at the hands of posterity, and John Grierson (), the dour but brilliant Scotsman who created the National Film Board of Canada, can stand as the perfect example.

GPO film units. In addition he established the National Film Board of Canada to become one of the largest and most prestigious documentary film producers outside Britain, and was directly instrumental in the setting up of government-funded documentary film units in seven of the countries of the British Empire and its successor Size: KB.

The Working class on film National Film Board of Canada 30 November / by John Grierson Grierson, John, [ Book: ] At 2 libraries. This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,) John Grierson Prod Co: British Film Institute [ Video: ]. For decades, the bulk of the controversial NFB classic film series Challenge for Change/Société nouvelle has been difficult to access.

With the launch of the book Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada, as well as this continually expanding online playlist, we, the editors of the book, are delighted to connect works such as The Ballad of.

John Grierson was a celebrated victim of the Cold War. But the passions that had fuelled Grierson’s persecution were by no means spent with his flight from North America. The National Film Board was Grierson’s permanent Canadian legacy.

The Prime Minister of Canada believed that the NFB was ‘quite a Communist nest.’ So did many others.There are reasons to believe that the work of the British documentary filmmaker John Grierson was in fact propaganda designed to spread his political views on the industrial society of his time.

Grierson has been quoted many times defining documentary as the “creative treatment of actuality” (Plantinga, ) but the extent to which actuality can.John Grierson and the National Film Board: The Politics of Wartime Propaganda.

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