Yesterday's News: The British Cinema Newsreel Reader

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Luke McKernan
British Universities Film & Video Council, 2002 - Performing Arts - 319 pages
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Yesterday's News is a collection of over forty contemporary and recent articles on newsreel history, presented chronologically, from the early years of the newsreels in the 1910s to their recent revival as the subject of academic research and a key source for historical documentaries. The book covers the filming of two World Wars, the Spanish Civil War, the rise of television news, and censorship, propaganda and political bias in the news. It explores how the newsreels were organized, the cameramen's experiences, and the overlooked role of women in the newsreels. It also features works by notable authors, including Graham Greene, Cecil Day-Lewis, Philip Norman and J.B. Priestley as well as articles from The Spectator, the Financial Times, and Sight and Sound.

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The Newsreel Boys Philip Norman 1971
My View of Things Nimrod 1910
A Criticism of the Newsfilm Lester Ruah 1914

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About the author (2002)

Luke McKernan is a film historian and Lead Curator of Moving Image at the British Library.

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