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COI Collection Volume Five: Portrait of a People, The (2-DVD set) COI Collection Volume Five: Portrait of a People, The (2-DVD set)

From sport and art to a fascinating tour of London, the fifth volume in the COI collection paints a proud picture of Britain and its inhabitants.

From sport and art to a fascinating tour of London, the fifth volume in the COI collection paints a proud picture of Britain and its inhabitants.

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The fifth volume in the COI collection, Portrait of a People, proudly looks at Britain and its people. Promoting an idealised notion of Britain has often been at the forefront of COI film production: from encouraging immigration to redefining the nation, the titles in this collection are by turns affectionate, humorous, informative and stirring. Together they paint a fascinating and revealing portrait of a people. Highlights include: Come Saturday (1949), a lovingly-shot picture of the English at play; Oxford (1958), a look at the traditions and students of Oxford University; Dateline Britain: Look at London (1958), where Canadian-born actor and broadcaster Bernard Braden takes us on a tour of London; The Poet's Eye (1964), how Britain and its people inspired Shakespeare; Opus (1967), Don Levy's provocative look at what's new and shocking in contemporary British art, fashion and design.

The fifth volume in the COI collection, Portrait of a People, proudly looks at Britain and its people. Promoting an idealised notion of Britain has often been at the forefront of COI film production: from encouraging immigration to redefining the nation, the titles in this collection are by turns affectionate, humorous, informative and stirring. Together they paint a fascinating and revealing portrait of a people. Highlights include: Come Saturday (1949), a lovingly-shot picture of the English at play; Oxford (1958), a look at the traditions and students of Oxford University; Dateline Britain: Look at London (1958), where Canadian-born actor and broadcaster Bernard Braden takes us on a tour of London; The Poet's Eye (1964), how Britain and its people inspired Shakespeare; Opus (1967), Don Levy's provocative look at what's new and shocking in contemporary British art, fashion and design.

Extras

  • Shown by Request (1947, 18 minutes): The work of the COI's Central Film Library is explored
  • Fully illustrated booklet including comprehensive contextualising notes from academics and film historians
  • Dolby Digital mono audio (320 kbps)

Additional Info

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SKU 5035673009215
Catalogue Number BFIVD921
Product contents
  • Shown by Request (1947, 18 minutes): The work of the COI's Central Film Library is explored.
  • Fully illustrated booklet including comprehensive contextualising notes from academics and film historians. 
  • Dolby Digital mon
Director Various
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) English
Running time 291
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

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