John Grierson

Standard Name: Grierson, John


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Occupation W. H. Auden
In England in the 1930s WHA worked as a private tutor and as a master at successive boys' prep schools (teaching pupils of up to thirteen). In 1935 he ceased to be a teacher and...


John Grierson 's documentary film Drifters followed the regular routine of British workers.
The GPO Film Unit was created under John Grierson and composed of members of the intellectual Left. They created documentaries on social concerns in Britain during the 30s, which were often experimental and avant-garde.
Later 1936
The General Post Office Film Unit under John Grierson created a documentary entitled Night Mail, directed by Basil Wright , which featured music by Benjamin Britten and a film poem by W. H. Auden .