Humphrey Jennings (British Film Makers MUP) by Keith Beattie

By Keith Beattie

Humphrey Jennings has been defined because the basically genuine poet that British cinema has produced. His documentary movies are awesome files of england at peace and conflict, and his diversity of representational methods transcended approved notions of wartime propaganda and revised the stern codes of British documentary movie of the Nineteen Thirties and 1940s.

Poet, propagandist, surrealist and documentary filmmaker - Jennings' paintings embodies a good mixture of startling apprehension, own expression and representational innovation. This publication rigorously examines and expertly explains the important elements of Jennings' most vital movies, and considers the relevance of his filmmaking to British cinema and modern experience.

Films analysed contain 'Spare Time', 'Words for Battle',' hearken to Britain', 'Fires have been Started', 'The Silent Village', 'A Diary for Timothy' and 'Family Portrait'.

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