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IntermodernismLiterary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain$
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Kristin Bluemel

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748635092

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.001.0001

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‘The Creative Treatment of Actuality’: John Grierson, Documentary Cinema and ‘Fact’ in the 1930s

‘The Creative Treatment of Actuality’: John Grierson, Documentary Cinema and ‘Fact’ in the 1930s

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(p.189) 10 ‘The Creative Treatment of Actuality’: John Grierson, Documentary Cinema and ‘Fact’ in the 1930s
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Intermodernism
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Laura Marcus

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0011

This chapter discusses documentary cinema and film journalism, taking a look at the films produced by John Grierson, such as Night Mail and Coal Face. It studies the idea of an intermodern sense of the complexity of ‘actuality’ and also presents the possible interdisciplinary future for intermodernism studies.

Keywords:   documentary cinema, film journalism, John Grierson, intermodern sense, actuality, interdisciplinary future, intermodernism studies

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