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  John Grierson Biography
John Grierson was the founder of the British documentary movement of the thirties and coined the word.
At the start of the war Grierson was appointed Canadian Film Commissioner and founded the National Film Board of Canada.
Grierson's academic background was responsible for the evangelistic fervour with which he pursued the cause of film as an instrument of education and enlightenment.
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  Index to Titles. Bartleby.com
A Bibliography of Theodore Roosevelt, by John Wheelock.
The Journal of John Woolman, by John Woolman.
The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot.
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 The Grierson Trust - John Grierson CBE
Grierson’s influence on factual film-making was immense, underpinned by a strong social commitment.
My own single meeting with him near the close of his life confirmed, for me at least, my suspicion that he thrived on being centre of the stage, was a shrewd publicist for his own causes, self-interested, brutally blunt about his colleagues, and a great performer in projecting a carefully cultivated image.
John Grierson CBE (1898-1972) was born in Perthshire, Scotland, son of a local school headmaster.
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  John Grierson in South Africa: Afrikaaner nationalism and the National Film Board
Grierson was at that time Controller of Films of the British Central Office of Information and had been previously instrumental in setting up and running for a time the successful National Film Board of Canada (he left when his term of office expired there in 1945).
Although Grierson proposed the establishment of a board fully accountable to Parliament - he even went as far as suggesting that the chairman and vice-chairman of the Board should be cabinet ministers - his recommendations were geared to maintaining the maximum flexibility and operational independence for the board.
Grierson proposed that the scope of the board's work should not include microfilm as such services could be best dealt with by the State Information Department and State Archives; the De Villiers report merely specifies that the SAFC should confine its microfilm operations to state departments.
www.latrobe.edu.au /screeningthepast/firstrelease/fr0799/ktfr7e.htm   (7873 words)

  Grierson, John
Grierson decided to devote his energies to the building of a movement dedicated to the documentary aesthetic and directed only one more film.
Grierson prepared a report and on his recommendation King created the NATIONAL FILM BOARD (NFB) in May 1939 and appointed Grierson its first commissioner in October 1939.
Grierson was a firebrand whose single-minded devotion to the principle that "all things are beautiful, as long as you have them in the right order" had a profound influence on the history of film, and on the cultural life of Canada in particular.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grierson was particularly interested in the popular appeal and influence of the "yellow" (tabloid) press, and the influence and role of these journals on the education of new American citizens from abroad.
Grierson returned to Great Britain in the late 1920s armed with the sense that film could be enlisted to deal with the problems of the Great Depression, and to build national morale and national consensus.
Grierson's crew were charged with demonstrating the ways in which the Post Office facilitated modern communication and brought the nation together, a task aimed as much at GPO workers as the general public.
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 Science Fair Projects - John Grierson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Grierson (April 26, 1898 - February 19 1972) was one of the most influential early documentary filmmakers.
In 1938, Grierson was invited by the Canadian government to study the country's film production.
Grierson was the first Commissioner of the Board.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/John_Grierson   (406 words)

 John Grierson Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
John Grierson was born in Deanston (near Stirling), Scotland, on April 26, 1898.
Grierson was one of the first intellectuals to take film seriously, and in a 1926 review of one of Flaherty's films he coined the term "documentary" to describe the dramatization of the everyday life of ordinary people.
Grierson's emphasis on realism--he was intolerant of artistic pretension--had a profound long-term influence on Canadian film.
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 NFB - Portraits - John Grierson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1939 John Grierson, the father of the documentary film, became the National Film Board's first film commissioner.
In 1928, John Grierson returned to England, where he joined the Empire Marketing Board and organized the E.M.B. Film Unit, first as director and later as producer.
John Grierson has been associated with the production of many hundreds of films in the public interest, and has been responsible for the training and support of many distinguished members of the documentary film units of Great Britain and North America.
www.nfb.ca /portraits/fiche.php?id=278&v=h&lg=en   (569 words)

 Humphrey Jennings - text only version
John Grierson was the man who pioneered this film movement and who first used the word 'documentary'.
Born in 1898, the son of a village-school headmaster, Grierson grew up on Clydeside, and was influenced by both the Marxists of the militant shipyard trade unions and by Calvinism.
Grierson later saw the purpose of film as educational and political.
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 Robert Flaherty
Grierson was well aware of Flaherty's methods and managed to obtain a large budget of £2,500 for him to work with.
Louisiana Story recalls Grierson's enthusiasm for Flaherty's employment of “the found story.” It is said that in their research trip through the southern states of America, Frances and Robert Flaherty stumbled across an oil derrick being relocated and that this provided the initial images and commencement point for the production.
John Grierson, “Flaherty's Poetic Moana” in Lewis Jacobs (ed.), The Documentary Tradition.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/directors/02/flaherty.html   (2826 words)

 John Grierson - Films as director:, Other films:
Grierson took the term and his evolving conception of a new kind and use of film back to Britain with him in 1927.
Grierson's use of institutional sponsorship—public and private—to pay for his kind of filmmaking, rather than depend on returns from the box office, was a key innovation in the development of documentary.
Grierson, meanwhile, carried his ideas not only to Canada, where he drafted legislation for the National Film Board and became its first head, but to New Zealand, Australia, and later South Africa, all of which established national film boards.
www.filmreference.com /Directors-Fr-Ha/Grierson-John.html   (1921 words)

 Re-thinking Grierson: the Ideology of John Grierson
Grierson was to refer to Kant many times in his later essays and one of the last of his writings includes an almost exact paraphrase of Edward Caird's argument that our knowledge of objects will be imperfect except when we recognize that they are only partial aspects of the ideal whole towards which reason points.
But for Grierson the experience was traumatic - he once referred to it as "the smashing of an idyllic viewpoint." He came to regard practical politics in general and the party political process in particular as futile and, in fact, themselves seminal elements in creating the chaos and confusion of contemporary democracy.
Given Grierson's concept of the state, it is perhaps of interest to consider Grierson's recollections in later years of his feelings about being demobilized from the Navy at the end of the First World War.
wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au /ReadingRoom/hfilm/MORRIS.html   (7281 words)

 CM Magazine: John Grierson: Trailblazer of Documentary Film. (The Quest Library, 24).
John Grierson is an important figure in the history of Canadian cinema.
Grierson also engages in helpful teaching passages where he is sharing his wisdom with a young staffer (and the reader).
Grierson explains to his assistant, Ross McLean, how he manages to get the 800 commercial screens in Canada, owned by American studios, to pay for and play his film series, "Canada Carries On." The series is his main newsreel-type propaganda series of the Second World War.
www.umanitoba.ca /outreach/cm/vol11/no21/johngrierson.html   (864 words)

 NFB - Portraits - John Grierson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Grierson was born in 1898 in Scotland, the son of the headmaster of a village school.
The purpose of this group of film-makers was to « bring alive » in terms of cinema some of the essential but taken-for-granted phases of modern life.
Grierson died on February 19, 1972, in Bath, England at the age of 73.
www.nfb.ca /portraits/fiche.php?lg=en&idcat=278   (569 words)

 John Grierson - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Grierson, John (1898-1972), British motion-picture director, producer, and critic, a key figure in the development and theory of nonfiction...
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Grierson first used the term in a review of Robert Flaherty’s film Moana (1925), indicating the ability of the medium to produce a visual ‘document’ of a particular event.
Grierson held that the “Cinema is neither an art nor an entertainment; it is a form of publication, and may publish in a hundred different ways for a hundred different audiences”.
Grierson is the founding figure of the British documentary film movement, which started in the 1920s and reached its peak in the 1930s.
www.uni-potsdam.de /u/anglistik/drexler/kulturwi/pagedrexler/courses/brit_film_3.html   (533 words)

 Richard Henry Grierson, christened June 1st, 1817, Dublin, Ireland
Joshua Grierson married in 1812 to RUTH (nee BRADLEY) Grierson and there is a listing in the Dublin marriage licenses for that marriage.
Joshua Grierson is listed as the son of John Grierson & Miss MARGARET CLARE daughter of Joshua Clare of Clairemont near Drogheda, Province of Leinster - Drogheda, Ireland which is north of Navan and Navan is about 12 miles north of Trim Castle in Co. Meath, Ireland.
John Grierson was the eldest son of Robert Grierson of Smithfield Street, Dublin, Ireland.
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 John grierson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Robert Fulford's column about John Grierson and the documentary
Few give him the credit, but he was the first filmmaker to escape the tyranny of the box office by persuading governments and corporations to sponsor films, a system so obvious that we now assume it's been with us forever.
Grierson was drawn toward non-fiction films in the mid-1920s, when he was studying in the United States and writing movie reviews.
While Grierson was learning about documentary in America, he was also discovering the purpose of his life.
www.robertfulford.com /JohnGrierson.html   (973 words)

 John Grierson of Lag got Bargatton - Page 64
One of the Griersons of Bargatton was a member of Parliament, later it seems the line died out (at least in Scotland).
His second son John got Bargatton, and founded a branch of the family which lasted till at least 1713, when we find the last of them we hear of in prison in Dumfries for debt (Mor.Dict.Decis.
Grierson of Bargatton was the member of Parliament for Kirkcudbright 1643-49, and about the same time he was a prominent member of the Covenanters War Committe for that County."
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 Cinema e Educação em John Grierson
Entretanto, para Grierson, em tempos de crise, como os que a Inglaterra enfrentava, para a qual ele constatava uma desorganização social, os homens almejam um imperativo moral e a educação seria um meio para alcançar este objetivo.
Mesmo porque, para Grierson, a propaganda se ajusta ao tipo de sociedade que a produz, logo, aquela que seria realizada na Inglaterra estaria relacionada aos valores políticos deste país.
O que John Grierson admira na propaganda é; seu potencial dramático, ou seja, a possibilidade de aproximação do indivíduo à sua realidade não apenas pela razão, mas também pelo sentimento.
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 John Grierson, Tour Scotland.
In 1927, Grierson returned to Britain, where he was hired to promote the marketing of products of the British Empire.
The first practical application of Grierson's theory of documentary film was "Drifters", a 1929 short feature about herring fishing in the North Sea.
In 1939, Grierson moved to Canada, leaving behind a legacy of some 60 British filmmakers who spread his ideas and techniques to other countries.
www.visitdunkeld.com /john-grierson-biography.htm   (308 words)

 Grierson Awards - Documentaries - Activities - British Council - Arts
Established in 1972 the Grierson Awards, named in honour of pioneering Scottish documentary maker John Grierson (1898 1972), are the only awards in Britain dedicated exclusively to film and television documentary.
The Grierson Trust, which runs the awards, is also collaborating with the British Council to arrange non-commercial non-theatrical screenings of British documentary productions around the world.
The Grierson Awards 2004 were presented at Bloomberg in London on Monday, 8 November 2004, in a ceremony hosted by Private Eye editor Ian Hislop.
www.britishcouncil.org /arts-film-grierson-awards.htm   (235 words)

 Grierson John - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grierson, John (1898-1972), British producer/director, founder of the national film documentary movement.
This obituary for John Grierson appeared in The Times on February 21, 1972.
Flaherty was brought to the United Kingdom by John Grierson, who had coined the term “documentary film” to describe Moana.
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JOHN SEVANE: I know JOSEPH VERNON, & JANE POITIER, & was present at their marriage in the Savoy chapel, by the prisoner at the bar.
John Baptist's chapel; and signs his name JOHN WILKINSON, ordinary & minister.
[John] Grierson used such caution for fear of offending against the act of parliament?
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 filmbibliographical reference on John Grierson
Gary Evans: John Grierson and the National Film Board.
Jack Ellis: John Grierson - life, contribution, influence.
Ian Aitken: "»And what about the spiritual life itself«, distraction, modernity and redemption: the intuitionist realist tradition in the work of John Grierson, André Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer." In: I.A.: Realist film theory and cinema.
www.fachinformation-filmwissenschaft.de /person/g/grierson.html   (164 words)

 John Grierson Biography - Biography.com
In 1938 he was invited to set up the Canadian Film Board, with which he remained until 1945.
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