Re: WWII British Propaganda Films

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 5 Jun 2001 08:45:05 -0700 (PDT)

There won't be any PPR in Canada. The only way you could get anything
"official" might be in the UK
-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: Amy Severson <ajs@sfu.ca> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 08:29:06 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: RE: WWII British Propaganda Films > > > Thanks for your help; > I'm still trying to find the PPR for Canada before we can decide to > purchase.... > > Amy > > At 11:44 AM 6/1/01 -0700, you wrote: >> Hi Amy, >> >> Facets has all of the films listed (except for "Heart of Britain" and >> "Coastal Command") on various compilation videos that we carry. All videos >> are in stock and ready to ship immediately. Please see descriptions below. >> >> "Listen to Britain" >> >> Four great poetic documentaries by Humphrey Jennings, all set during World >> War II by this great English filmmaker: Listen to Britain, The True Story of >> Lili Marlene, A Diary for Timothy and The Cumberland Story. >> >> >> VHS Item#: S02953 >> Price: $79.95 >> IN STOCK >> >> Humphrey Jennings Great Britain 1942-47 120 >> mins. >> >> "Wartime Moments" >> >> Three remarkable documentaries from the British Documentary Movement are >> presented in this volume, highlighting the work of Humphrey Jennings. Listen >> to Britain (1942) chronicles daily life during the war. Harry Watt's Target >> for Tonight (1941) details the precision of a RAF bombing raid on a German >> depot. Jennings's masterpiece A Diary for Timothy (1945), written by E.M. >> Forster, follows a child's first three months juxtaposed against the massive >> reconstruction and rebuilding of a physically devastated landscape. >> >> VHS Item#: S17418 >> Price: $29.95 >> IN STOCK >> >> "Wartime Homefront" >> >> The major British documentarian was Humphrey Jennings. This program of the >> British Documentary Movement contains Jennings's finest works, the brilliant >> London Can Take It, about the individual heroism, valor and sacrifice during >> the Blitz. The other program is Fires Were Started, Jennings's documentary >> about the Auxiliary Fire Service during 1940/41 German onslaught. >> >> >> VHS Item#: S17416 >> Price: $29.95 >> IN STOCK >> >> Humphrey Jenning Great Britain 1940-41 >> >> "Desert Victory" >> >> This historic documentary offers a dramatic account of the Allied Forces' >> victory over Rommel's troops in North Africa. Directed by British filmmaking >> veteran Roy Boulting, with footage taken by members of the Army Film and >> Photographic Unit as well as captured German film, this much honored film is >> a remarkable document of one of the turning points of World War II. The >> filming was done under the most severe battle conditions--four cameramen >> were killed, six were wounded and seven were captured. The esteemed artist >> and critic Manny Farber called Desert Victory "…that rare thing, a perfect >> movie." The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature of 1943. >> Also included is Cameramen at War (1943), a 15-minute celebration of the >> achievements of battlefield photographers, compiled by pioneering animator >> Len Lye. Footage taken from Dunkirk to Ethiopia is combined with glimpses of >> the cameramen who risked life and limb to capture these images of war. >> >> VHS Item#: S04479 >> Price: $19.95 >> IN STOCK >> >> Roy Boulting Great Britain 1943 62 mins. >> >> If you have any questions regarding this message or would like to place an >> order for this title please feel free to contact me at your convenience. >> Thanks. >> >> Sincerely, >> >> Brian McCaskill, Director >> Educational Services >> Facets Multimedia >> 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. >> Chicago, IL 60614 >> e-mail: brian@facets.org >> ph: 800-331-6197 >> fax: 773-929-5437 >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> [mailto:videolib@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Amy Severson >> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 1:05 PM >> To: Multiple recipients of list >> Subject: WWII British Propaganda Films >> >> >> >> >> >> Hello; >> >> Does anyone know of a North American distributor for WWII British >> propaganda films? >> >> The titles I am looking for were produced by the Crown Film Unit, formally >> a division of the Post Office, (!) in the United Kingdom. >> >> I have found out where I can purchase them in the UK, but would prefer a >> North American distributor, and of course, one who can offer me PPR. >> >> This is going to be a great course if I can get my hands on this stuff! >> >> The titles are as follows: >> The Heart of Britain (1941) >> Listen to Britain (1942) >> A Diary for Timothy (1956) >> Fires were Started (1943) >> Desert Victory (1942) >> Target for Tonight (1941) >> Coastal Command (1942) >> >> Many Thanks in advance for ANY leads. >> >> Amy > > > > > Amy Severson > Media Resources, Instructional Development Centre > 7512 Education Building > Simon Fraser University > Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada > phone: (604) 291-4300 fax: (604) 291-4900 > ajs@sfu.ca www.imc.sfu.ca/med >