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Grierson

Examines the life and work of film maker, John Grierson, 'father of the documentary film.' Contains: archival photographs and film footage, as well as interviews with Grierson, his family, friends, and professional associates.

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  • "Examines the life and work of film maker, John Grierson, 'father of the documentary film.' Contains: archival photographs and film footage, as well as interviews with Grierson, his family, friends, and professional associates."@en
  • ""An impressive documentary film tribute to Dr. John Grierson, father of the documentary. The film is a revelation of the drive and dynamism of the Scottish-born film pioneer who, in 1939, founded the National Film Board of Canada. He propagated, over the years, his faith in the drama of everyday life. His concept of the 'creative interpretation of reality' influenced not only the young filmmakers he recruited around him, but others in other countries. Many of them appear in this far-ranging biography to talk about the Grierson they knew"--Film and video catalogue, 1984/85 / National Film Board of Canada."
  • "Summary: John Grierson (1898-1972) is generally regarded as the f̀€ather' of the documentary. This film, made by the National Film Board of Canada (of which he was founder), is a tribute to the man and his work. It takes the form of a biography, interspersed with extracts from interviews with Grierson himself and with comments from the people who knew him and worked with him. Among them are many notable film-makers: Paul Rotha, Joris Ivens, Harry Watt, Basil Wright, etc. There are also extracts from some of the films he produced, including "Drifters", his one film as director."
  • "Traces John Grierson's career and influence from his beginnings in Stirling, Scotland, through his film production at the Empire Marketing Borad, the General Post Office, in Ottawa as the first government Film Commissioner, with UNESCO, on Scottish Television, and at McGill University. Among those interviewed are Paul Rotha, Joris Ivens, Lewis Jacobs, Lorne Greene, Roberto Rossellini, Sydney Newman. Interviewer, James Beveridge."@en
  • "Reviews the life and work of documentary filmmaker John Grierson in interviews with his family, friends, and professional associates and with archival film clips."
  • "A tribute to the life and work of Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson. Grierson, who founded the National Film Board of Canada in 1939, was convinced that the filmmaker had a social responsibility and that, through film, one could realise the deomcratic ideal. Includes interviews with his family and filmmakers who worked with him such as Joris Ivens, Basil Wright and Stanley Hawes."@en
  • "This fascinating documentary about the father of documentary film features archival footage, interviews with people who knew Grierson and footage of the man himself. All these elements give insight into one of the great forces who shaped the world of film. Born in Scotland in 1898, Grierson was invited to Canada to study the government's use of film. As a result of his report he became the first Canadian Government Film Commissioner and founded the National Film Board in 1939. Grierson believed strongly 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." This is a sensitive and informative portrait of a dynamic man of vision."
  • "This fascinating documentary about the father of documentary film features archival footage, interviews with people who knew Grierson and footage of the man himself. All these elements give insight into one of the great forces who shaped the world of film. Born in Scotland in 1898, Grierson was invited to Canada to study the government's use of film. As a result of his report he became the first Canadian Government Film Commissioner and founded the National Film Board in 1939. Grierson believed strongly 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." This is a sensitive and informative portrait of a dynamic man of vision."@en
  • "Reviews the life and work of documentary filmmaker John Grierson in interviews with his family, friends, and professional associates."@en
  • "Reviews the life and work of documentary filmmaker John Grierson in interviews with his family, friends, and professional associates."
  • "From the men and women who knew him and were influenced by him, this film is a tribute to John Grierson, "father of the documentary film." In Canada, he founded the National Film Board and set the pattern for film making in the public service."@en
  • "From the men and women who knew him and were influenced by him, a remembrance of John Grierson, "the father of the documentary film". In Canada he founded the National Film Board and set the pattern for film-making in the public service."

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  • "Biographical films"@en
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "Canadian films"
  • "Documentaries and factual films and video"
  • "History"@en
  • "History"
  • "Documentary films"@en
  • "Publications officielles"
  • "Ressources Internet"
  • "Features"

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  • "Grierson"