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A Paul Rotha Reader

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A Paul Rotha Reader

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Paul Rotha was one of the major figures of the British Documentary Movement, second only to John Grierson. He was also a prolific writer, beginning with his book "The Film Till Now" published in 1930. This volume brings together an edited collection of some of his most important writings and addresses a variety of topics including the theoretical basis of cinema, the emergence of an intellectual film culture in Britain, the state of the British film industry and his own experiencing of directing and producing films.

Author Biography

Duncan Petrie is Professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York. He was Director of the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture. His books include Creativity and Constraint in the British Film Industry (Macmillan, 1991), New Questions of British Cinema (BFI, 1992), The British Cinematographer (BFI, 1996). Robert Kruger has worked as an editor, director and producer, mainly within the British documentary movement, and set up the TSW Film and Video Archive, now largest regional archive in the country. He started his working life with Paul Rotha's 'Films of Fact' company and edited Rotha's final two films.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 1999
Contributors
Edited by Duncan Petrie Edited by Robert Kruger
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
University of Exeter Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
153x234x28
ISBN-13
9780859896269
Product ID
1833636

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