Grierson on documentary

  • 324 Pages
  • 2.87 MB
  • English
Harcourt, Brace , New York
Documentary films -- History and criti
Statemented. and comp. by Forsyth Hardy, with American notes by Richard Griffith and Mary Losey.
ContributionsHardy, Forsyth, ed.
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.D6 G75 1947
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 324 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6515342M
LC Control Number47011877

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.

Through archival footage, interviews with people who knew him, and footage of Grierson himself, Blais paints a lively and fascinating portrait of a man who was concerned. Benjamin Henry Grierson (July 8, – Aug ) was a music teacher, then a career officer in the United States was a cavalry general in the volunteer Union Army during the Civil War and later led troops in the American Old is most noted for Grierson's Raid, an expedition through Confederate-held territory that severed enemy communication lines Battles/wars: American Civil War, Indian Wars.

From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. INTRODUCTION. Grierson on Documentary John Grierson Snippet view - Grierson on Documentary John Grierson Snippet view - Grierson on documentary John Grierson, Forsyth Hardy Snippet view - Grierson on Documentary.

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John Grierson, (born ApKilmadock, Stirlingshire, Scot.—died Feb. 19,Bath, Somerset, Eng.), founder of the British documentary-film movement and its leader for almost 40 years.

He was one of the first to see the potential of motion pictures to shape people’s attitudes toward life and to urge the use of films for educational purposes. Grierson on Documentary Paperback by F. Hardy (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" 4/5(1). John Grierson was a pioneering Scottish documentary maker, often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film.

Inhe coined the term "documentary" in a review of Robert Flaherty's Moana. InGrierson was employed as an Assistant Films Officer of the Empire Marketing Board (EMB), a governmental agency which had been established in /5(14). Genre/Form: Documentary films Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Grierson, John, Grierson on documentary.

John Grierson: A Documentary Biography by Hardy, Forsyth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Get this from a library. Grierson on documentary. [John Grierson; Forsyth Hardy] -- The founder of the modern documentary movement discusses his.

Grierson on documentary by Grierson, John, Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by stationcebu on Febru SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Grierson has long been revered as the founder of the British documentary movement.

On the evidence of this book he was an exceedingly unpleasant man. His bullying tone is most upsetting, and it would seem that he had a very restrictive influence on the talented people around him.

Grierson was left-wing, but not a by: The book aims, in so far as a coherent objective is detectable, to demonstrate that Grierson's world view, and by extension, his idea of documentary, "can be defined as a neo-Kantian social democratic version of Bradley's absolute idealist philosophy.

John Grierson & the British documentary movement “I look on cinema as a pulpit, and use it as a propagandist” John Grierson () John Grierson John Grierson Founder of the British documentary film movement Its leader for 40 years One of the first 1) to see the potential of motion pictures to shape people’s attitudesFile Size: KB.

"Ellis's thoughtful, accessible book is not only a complete biography of Grierson, but a cultural history of five decades of changing, but consistently complicated, relationships among media producers, governmental bodies, and the various publics they supposedly serve.

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Anyone who wishes to 'theorize' documentary must confront Grierson."/5(1). Following Grierson’s death in FebruaryForsyth Hardy, who had produced a second edition of Grierson on Documentary, announced a Grierson biography. “Since he had known Grierson much longer and better than I,” says Ellis, “it seemed courteous, and perhaps politic, to wait and see what he had to say.”.

Other articles where Drifters is discussed: John Grierson: and only personally directed film, Drifters (), a study of the lives of North Sea herring fishermen. This film initiated the documentary movement in Britain.

He then solicited financial support from business and industry and enlisted the participation of artists interested in realistic filmmaking. Robert Benchley - "The Causes Of The Depression" Aka The Caves Of Depression () - Duration: British Pathé 10, views. Grierson believed that the filmmaker had a social responsibility, and that film could help a society realize democratic ideals.

His absolute faith in the value of capturing the drama of everyday life was to influence generations of filmmakers all over the world. In fact, he coined the term "documentary film."Director: Roger Blais.

John Grierson can be considered a characteristic European intellectual of the s, a member of the generation born around the turn of the century which grew to maturity during the period of post-war pessimism, cynicism and disillusionment and came to occupy positions of influence then.(1) This period was one during which older intellectual.

talent. It is summed in the title of a book by Elizabeth Sussex comprised of interviews with most of the participants including Grierson: The Rise and Fall of the British Documentary – The Story of the Film Movement Founded by John Grierson.

The root of both the rise and the fall was the same: Grierson’s ideaFile Size: KB. Information on John Grierson’s ‘First Principles of Documentary’ (from Macdonald and Cousins, Imagining Reality: the Faber Book of Documentary, The First Principles: from p 1) ‘We believe that the cinema’s capacity for getting around, for observing and selecting from life itself, can be exploited in a new and vital art form.

Rebecca Grierson, Music Department: Nimic. Rebecca Grierson is an award winning Music Supervisor and the Executive Producer of SixtyFour Music a British owned music shop renowned for Oscar nominated feature films including 'The Favourite', 'The Killing Of the Sacred Deer' and The Lobster'.

Rebecca launched SixtyFour Music US inshe oversees a team if of Music Occupation: Music Department, Sound Department. Just as Orson Welles pushed cinematic boundaries in the way Hollywood stories were told, so John Grierson brought ground-breaking innovations to non-fiction storytelling deployed and enjoyed by documentary filmmakers 90 years later: actuality footage to tell a dramatic story, the documentary interview, post-sync audio (looping) and multi Author: Peter Biesterfeld.

Pen name of composer, pianist and writer Benjamin Henry Jesse Francis Shepard Born in Birkenhead, England his family immigrated to Illinois while he still was an infant. He was involved with Spiritualism and stated that many of his musical performances were the result of the spirits of famous composers channeling through him/5.

View the profiles of people named Andrew Grierson. Join Facebook to connect with Andrew Grierson and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power. John Grierson’s ‘minor manifesto of beliefs’, ‘First principles of documentary’ (–34), is one such text, 2 a short work that John Corner describes as the foundational text of documentary theory.

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3 Taking Grierson’s intellectual formation and his ‘shrewdly tactical’ manoeuvring into account, Corner summarizes the key Cited by: 1. John Grierson 2. John Grierson and the Influence of American Scientific Naturalism 3.

Grierson’s Aesthetic 4. John Grierson, the Empire Marketing Board Film Unit, and the Documentary Film Movement 5. The General Post Office Film Unit 6. Public Relations, Propaganda and Documentary Film : Ian Aitken.

There are several books on Grierson's career at the National Film Board of Canada, for example, Gary Evans, John Grierson and the National Film Board (), and many others on Grierson's British career, for example, Ian Aitken, Film and Reform: John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement ().

Grierson's own thoughts can be read in H. Excerpt from Term Paper: From this came our insistence on the drama of the doorstep" (cited by Hardy ). Grierson also notes that the early documentary filmmakers were concerned about the way the world was going and wanted to use all the tools at hand to push the public towards greater civic participation.

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With the success of Drifters, Grierson was able to further his ideas. The complete nominations for the Grierson documentary awards, to be presented at BFI Southbank in London on 3 November Thu 6 Aug EDT First published on Thu 6 Aug EDT Share on Author: Guardian Staff.

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.In Britain by the early s, the documentary movement in filmfounded by John Grierson (Aitken, )-had started to make realist public information films centered on working class urban Author: Ian Aitken.