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BFI Film Classics

Fires Were Started

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This work suggests that Humphrey Jennings' re-enacted documentary about the London Blitz, "Fires Were Started" is an understated propaganda masterpiece whose documentary value, despite the reconstructions required by film technology in the 1940s, remains undimmed. The author provides a full account of exactly how Jennings recaptured the reality of the Blitz for his cumbersome camera through a process of meticulous research and extraordinary sensitivity.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fires Were Started
Authors
Series Title
BFI Film Classics
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Softcover ISBN
978-0-85170-773-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
96
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