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Night Mail (1936)

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Shows the special train on which mail is sorted, dropped and collected on the run, and delivered in Scotland overnight.

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Shows the special train on which mail is sorted, dropped and collected on the run, and delivered in Scotland overnight.

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Courrier de nuit  »

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The shots of the interior of the carriage where the mail is sorted were filmed in a studio. An impression of movement was given by gently swinging the string that was hanging down from the top of the sorting boxes before each shot was filmed and telling the postal workers to walk with a rolling gait. See more »

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Night Mail 1936 Style

If you've ever studied film or Media in England you would have certainly come across the GPO Film Unit during your studies. A unit formed by John Grierson after being influenced by Robert Flaherty of 'Nanook of the North' fame!

This documentary shows how the people of 1930's United Kingdom got there mail from a to b!

Directed Basil Wright with commentary by John Grierson & Stuart Legg and superb and now famous poem finale by the now great W.H. Auden this is a good documentary.

8/10


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