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Complete Humphrey Jennings Collection Volume Two: Fires Were Started, The (Dual Format Edition) Complete Humphrey Jennings Collection Volume Two: Fires Were Started, The (Dual Format Edition)

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Second volume of films by one of Britain's greatest documentary filmmakers, a lyrical portrait of the nation at war.

Second volume of films by one of Britain's greatest documentary filmmakers, a lyrical portrait of the nation at war.

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Widely considered to be one of Britain's greatest filmmakers, Humphrey Jennings has long been celebrated as the director of works which beautifully capture everyday heroism in times of war and peace. This, the second of three volumes which collect together Jennings's entire output, gathers five films from 1941-1943 and shows Jennings at the peak of his tragically short but outstanding career.

From the rousing call to arms of The Heart of Britain and Words for Battle, the poetic evocation of daily life in Listen to Britain, and the powerfully resonating drama of Fires Were Started and The Silent Village, the films included in the set offer a lyrical portrait of the nation at war and a moving celebration of Britishness.

The films

  • The Heart of Britain (1941)
  • Words for Battle (1941)
  • Listen to Britain (1941)
  • Fires Were Started (1943)
  • The Silent Village (1943)

Widely considered to be one of Britain's greatest filmmakers, Humphrey Jennings has long been celebrated as the director of works which beautifully capture everyday heroism in times of war and peace. This, the second of three volumes which collect together Jennings's entire output, gathers five films from 1941-1943 and shows Jennings at the peak of his tragically short but outstanding career.

From the rousing call to arms of The Heart of Britain and Words for Battle, the poetic evocation of daily life in Listen to Britain, and the powerfully resonating drama of Fires Were Started and The Silent Village, the films included in the set offer a lyrical portrait of the nation at war and a moving celebration of Britishness.

The films

  • The Heart of Britain (1941)
  • Words for Battle (1941)
  • Listen to Britain (1941)
  • Fires Were Started (1943)
  • The Silent Village (1943)

Extras

  • All films presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • This is England (1941, 10 mins): alternate cut of The Heart of Britain
  • I Was a Fireman (1943, 74 mins): Jennings' original cut of Fires Were Started
  • Illustrated booklet featuring essays, film notes and biographies by Lindsay Anderson, Patrick Russell and Kevin Jackson.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673011201
Catalogue Number BFIB1120
Year 1941 , 1943
Director Jennings, Humphrey
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black/white
Sound Sound
Subtitles English (optional)
Language(s) English
Running time 138
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate Exempt

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