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The Extinct SceneLate Modernism and Everyday Life$
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Thomas Davis

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231169424

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.001.0001

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The Last Snapshot of the British Intelligentsia

The Last Snapshot of the British Intelligentsia

Documentary, Mass-Observation, and the Fate of the Liberal Avant-Garde

Chapter:
(p.27) 1 The Last Snapshot of the British Intelligentsia
Source:
The Extinct Scene
Author(s):

Thomas S. Davis

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0002

This chapter argues that documentary aesthetics turn to everyday life in order to create works that promoted the norms and values of the British liberal state during its period of greatest distress.

Keywords:   Documentary, the British Documentary Film Movement, Mass Observation, Humphrey Jennings, Late Modernist Avant-Garde, British Surrealism

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