The Resource A day in the life of a coalminer, produced by Kineto Production Company, (electronic resource)

A day in the life of a coalminer, produced by Kineto Production Company, (electronic resource)

Label
A day in the life of a coalminer
Title
A day in the life of a coalminer
Statement of responsibility
produced by Kineto Production Company
Title variation
A day in the life of a coal miner
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A unique glimpse of coalmining life before the Great War, this unusually sophisticated 'actuality' film also anticipates the language of documentary. Intriguing, informative, exciting, emotionally moving, A Day in the Life of a Coal Miner is a very important film. Though not the first with a coal industry background, it occupies a special early place in what became an epic tradition of British films about mining.Though it may seem 'primitive' today, it was ambitious for its time: cinema historians have celebrated it as a pioneering example of what we now call 'documentary'. It was one of hundreds of 'interest' films made in the years before The First World War, of which most are sadly lost. Many were 'industrials', taking viewers behind the scenes to see industry in action: often considerable feats for their cameramen. In this case, the cumbersome cameras and the difficulties of lighting in dark spaces would have made authentic filming underground impossible, so the 'pit' scenes must have been shot at surface level.The film is most notable for introducing a strong human presence. Scenes of a miner leaving his family at the start and end of the day give it the 'day in the life' structure since used by countless documentaries, up to and including today's reality TV shows
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition silent with English intertitles and musical background
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Kineto Production Co
Runtime
10
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Coal mines and mining
Target audience
general
Label
A day in the life of a coalminer, produced by Kineto Production Company, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video (10 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)881550446
Video recording format
other
Label
A day in the life of a coalminer, produced by Kineto Production Company, (electronic resource)
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video (10 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)881550446
Video recording format
other

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