John Grierson. John Grierson CBE (26 April 1898 – 19 February 1972) was a pioneering Scottish documentary maker, often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film. In 1926, Grierson coined the term "documentary" in a review of Robert J. Flaherty 's Moana.
John Grierson, (born April 26, 1898, Kilmadock, Stirlingshire, Scot.—died Feb. 19, 1972, Bath, Somerset, Eng.), founder of the British documentary-film movement and its leader for almost 40 years.
John Grierson was born on 26 April 1898 in Kilmadock, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK. He was a producer and writer, known for Drifters (1929), Child's Play (1954) and Brandy for the Parson (1952). He was married to Margaret Grierson. He died on 19 February 1972 in Bath, Somerset, England, UK.
John Grierson. Dr. John Grierson CBE (1898-1972) was born in Perthshire, Scotland, son of a local school headmaster. He studied philosophy at Glasgow University, but was drawn into film-making through post-graduate study in the US on the influence of mass media on public opinion. His ground-breaking work on the Scottish herring fleet, Drifters ...
A Profile of John Grierson, Godfather of DocCinema. By. Peter Biesterfeld. -. September 13, 2017. The orbit of John Grierson’s legacy touches almost everything we know about documentary. The five-foot something Scotsman with an orator’s voice single-handedly birthed the documentary form when cinema itself was still in its infancy.
Canadian and British filmmaker John Grierson (1898-1972) used documentaries to build the National Film Board of Canada into one of the world's largest studios. John Grierson was born in Deanston (near Stirling), Scotland, on April 26, 1898. His ancestors were lighthouse keepers and his father was a school teacher.
This chapter discusses documentary cinema and film journalism, taking a look at the films produced by John Grierson, such as Night Mail and Coal Face. It studies the idea of an intermodern sense of the complexity of ‘actuality’ and also presents the possible interdisciplinary future for intermodernism studies.
John Grierson. Director: Drifters. John Grierson was born on 26 April 1898 in Kilmadock, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK. He was a producer and writer, known for Drifters (1929), Child's Play (1954) and Brandy for the Parson (1952). He was married to Margaret Grierson. He died on 19 February 1972 in Bath, Somerset, England, UK.
John Grierson (1898—1972) was a disciple of Flaherty’s, but one who was critical of his mentor’s detachment from the real world. His films (which were mostly directed by others, with Grierson as supervising producer), including The Drifters, Granton Trawler, Song of Ceylon, Night Mail, and dozens of others, were authentic, but they ...
Summary. COMMENTARY. This selection of writings by Grierson attempts to illustrate both the continuities and discontinuities within his ideas, from the 1920s to the 1970s. ‘English Cinema Production and the Naturalistic Tradition’ (1927) contains Grierson's first definition of documentary film.