Friday, February 5, 2010

John Grierson, Arthur Elton, Robert Flaherty, Basil Wright

Industrial Britain (1931), with its voice-of-the-British-Empire narration and warhorse classical music, is a period piece of early documentary style. Scenes of coal miners seem to come straight from George Orwell's book, The Road to Wigan Pier.
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