Night Mail (1936) is one of the best-loved and best-known films in the canon of British documentary cinema. In doing so he uncovers the remarkable stories of civic-minded idealism, creative intrigue and political trickery that underpin this classic documentary.
This work suggests that Humphrey Jennings' re-enacted documentary about the London Blitz, "Fires Were Started" is an understated propaganda masterpiece whose documentary value, despite the reconstructions required by film technology in the 1940s, remains undimmed.
An alien entity that can take any living form invades an isolated scientific research station in the Antarctic. The idea of an alien species mutating and inhabiting humans... Læs mere
A fascinating account of the phenomenon known as the Black Death, this volume offers a wealth of documentary material focused on the initial outbreak of the plague that ravaged the world in the 14th century.
In this work, Edward Buscombe explores the ways in which 'Unforgiven', sticking surprisingly close to the original script by David Webb Peoples, moves between the requirements... Læs mere
The Pink Book provides detailed estimates of the UK Balance of Payments for the last 11 years, including estimates for the current... Læs mere
Since the collapse of communism, the relationship between the Polish armed forces and the Polish government and society has been undergoing a transformation. This book dissects that relationship, inspecting the institutional design of the defense establishment in Poland.
Richard Taylor asks to what extent the film can lay claim to "authentic" history. He then examines "October"'s relationship to the politics of the period and explains the theory and its application, as well as placing "October" in the wider context of Eisenstein's career.
In tracing the sources of changes in China's trade patterns and comparative advantage, the author also reveals in detail how... Læs mere