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The Humphrey Jennings Film Reader

Humphrey Jennings

Edited by Kevin Jackson

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ISBN: 978 1 857540 45 1
Imprint: Carcanet Film
Published: November 1997
222 x 142 x 8 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback
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  • Humphrey Jennings
    Humphrey Jennings was born in 1907 and educated at Cambridge University. He is recognised as one of Britain's greatest film-makers. His studies of national life made for the GPO Film Unit, the Crown film Unit and the Ministry of information before and during the Second World War include Listen to Britain ... read more
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    Praise for Kevin Jackson 'This is the rare kind of book that you get fed up of quoting (there is so much) and simply end up buying for people. Carcanet should certainly be congratulated for publishing such a treasure trove and Jackson ordered by higher powers to keep producing books like it.'
    Mark Thwaite, ReadySteadyBook.com
    'A cabinet of curiosities in which every neatly lettered drawer reveals, reflected in a tiny mirror, the talking head of the prodigiously informed Kevin Jackson (or his smirking doppleganger, Dr Hannibal Lecter). Skeletal, perfectly formed lecturettes forge a secret biography of the author's obsessions: Blake, Dante, Freud. A mad Arcimboldo project with the answer to everything. Here is the antidote to all previous stocking-filling miscellanies. Buy one for all your friends and enemies. And welcome to the labyrinth.'
    Iain Sinclair
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