Item Details

Night Mail [videorecording]

directed by Harry Watt
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"One of the most critically acclaimed and best-loved films produced within the British documentary movement, Night Mail tells the fascinating story of the Travelling Post Office from Euston to Glasgow and the men who worked on it"--Container.
Director
Harry Watt; Pat Jackson; Alberto Cavalcanti
Release Date
1936
Run Time
116 min.
Language
English dialogue
Rating
No certification
Notes
  • Title from container.
  • Film features score by Benjamin Britten and verse by WH Auden.
  • A DVD release of the documentary produced in 1936 by the GPO Film Unit.
  • "This DVD is a jointly funded project between BFI, Royal Mail and The British Postal Museum & Archive."
  • DVD extras: The way to the sea (UK, 1936) (features verse by Auden and music by Britten) ; Spotlight on the Night Mail (UK, 1948) ; Thirty million letters (UK, 1963) ; Nightmail 2 (UK 1986) (updated version of Night Mail featuring poetry by Blake Morrison) ; Fully illustrated booklet with essays by author Blake Morrison, film composer Miguel Mera and more.
Credits
Producer, Basil Wright ; production company, GPO Film Unit ; photography, Jonah Jones and HE (Chick) Fowle ; producer, John Grierson ; assistant director, Pat Jackson ; sound direction, Alberto Cavalcanti.
Published
London : BFI, [2009]
Publisher no.
BFIVD833 BFI
Description
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 pages illustrations ; 17 cm.)
DVD, region 2 ; PAL.
Technical Details
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