"Fires Were Started"

Binding: 7
Pages: 96
Pub Date: 01/09/1999
ISBN: 9780851707730
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Quick overview This work suggests that Humphrey Jennings' re-enacted documentary about the London Blitz, "Fires Were Started", is an understated propaganda masterpiece. It provides an account of how Jennings recaptured the reality of the Blitz for his cumbersome camera through a process of meticulous research.
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In the age of the fly-on-wall docusoap how well does Humphry Jennings' re-enacted documentary about the London Blitz hold up? Brian Winston suggests that it is an understated propaganda masterpiece whose documentary value, despite the reconstructions required by film technology 50 years ago, remains undimmed.

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