MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,951 this week

Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  December 2000 (UK)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1089 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
 
a list of 554 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1280 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
a list of 7686 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain (TV Movie 2000)

Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Black Sea (2014)
Adventure | Thriller

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a sub that's rumored to be loaded with gold.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Grigoriy Dobrygin
The Eagle (2011)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland
State of Play (2009)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself (as Lord Attenborough)
Ken Cameron ...
Himself
Francis Cockburn ...
Herself (as Frances Cockburn)
Cyril Demarne ...
Himself
Les Evans ...
Himself
Denis Forman ...
Himself (as Sir Denis Forman)
Christopher Frayling ...
Himself
Fred Griffiths ...
Himself (archive footage)
Kevin Jackson ...
Himself
Humphrey Jennings ...
Himself (archive footage)
Mary-Lou Jennings ...
Herself
Stuart Legg ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
Michel Remy ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 2000 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features A Diary for Timothy (1945) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Humphrey Jennings as "the poet laureate of Britain at war."
14 March 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Respectable, appreciative TV documentary study of Humphrey Jennings, who they call (ominously) "the only poet of British Cinema," determined to relate him to the high art tradition.

Traces his work through dabbling with surrealist painting, the GPO Film Unit turning into the Crown Film Unit ("I'm only slumming it. I'm not really a film maker. I'm interested in art.) He finds himself involved in World War Two morale boosters "London Can take It" and "Listen to Britain", the (pre "It Happened Here") "Forgotten Village" with a British village doubling for Lidice, the destroyed Czech community, "Heart of Britain", "Diary for Timothy" A post war plan to film "Far From the Madding Crowd" doesn't work out. "People respected him but they preferred not to know him."

The film fields old associates and observers like Mike Leigh or Jacob Bronowski, spacing clips with interviews.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?