The GPO Film Unit Collection: Volume 2 - We Live In Two Worlds

23/02/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 23/02/2009
  |  269 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A collection of short films produced by the GPO Film Unit. The BFI National Archive, in partnership with BT, Royal Mail and The British Postal Museum and Archive, has curated and restored the output of short films produced by the GPO Film Unit from 1933-1940. The unit provided a spring board to many of the best-known and critically acclaimed figures in the British Documentary Movement, including John Grierson, Alberto Cavalcanti, Basil Wright and Harry Watt, alongside innovators and experimentalists such as Len Lye and Norman McLaren. This, the second of three volumes, contains the following titles: 'Rainbow Dance' (1936), 'Saving of Bill Blewitt' (1936), 'Calendar of the Year' (1936), 'Fairy of the Phone' (1936), 'Night Mail' (1936), 'Roadways' (1937), 'Trade Tattoo' (1937), 'Big Money' (1937), 'We Live in Two Worlds' (1937), 'N Or NW' (1937), 'A Job in a Million' (1937), 'Book Bargain' (1937), 'What's On Today' (1938), 'Love On the Wing' (1938), 'The Horsey Mail' (1938), 'Heavenly Post Office' (1938), 'News for the Navy' (1938), 'Mony a Pickle' (1938), 'North Sea' (1938), 'Penny Journey' (1938), 'The Tocher' (1938) and 'Gods Chillun' (1938).

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