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GPO Film Unit
Night Mail West Highland
[PDC2001] - 1 in Stock
Night Mail - The lasting appeal of Night Mail (1936), celebrating the Postal Special's run from London to Scotland, is that it has all the attributes of the classic British documentary style established by John Grierson. Its realism and lyrical structure is perfectly complemented by W.H. Auden's verse and the music of Benjamin Britten.
West Highland - By 1960, the reign of steam on Britain's most scenic railway, the West Highland, was drawing to its close. John Gray, a BBC producer and sound engineer with the GPO Film Unit in the 1930s, made West Highland as his tribute to this wonderful line. (Pal)