The Resource A sign is a fine investment, written and directed by Judith Williamson

A sign is a fine investment, written and directed by Judith Williamson

Label
A sign is a fine investment
Title
A sign is a fine investment
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Judith Williamson
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the 1890s until the 1920s and 30s, early advertising frequently used images of industrial work to sell its products, showing in detail the actual manufacture of goods advertised. Modern advertising, on the other hand, surrounds us with images of idealised homes and families, shopping and holidays, offering a world of consumerism in which work has become completely invisible. Described by its director as "A Marxist analysis of advertising in film form", A SIGN IS A FINE INVESTMENT investigates the way work has disappeared from advertising images, and traces this phenomenon through archive advertising films from 1897 to 1960
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Fiona Tirer, narrator
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Williamson, Judith
  • Trier, Fiona
  • Arts Council of Great Britain
Runtime
44
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Advertising
  • Advertising
  • Visual communication
  • Imagery (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
A sign is a fine investment, written and directed by Judith Williamson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 11, 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (44 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3346825
  • (OCoLC)1022728633
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3346825/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000477804
Video recording format
other
Label
A sign is a fine investment, written and directed by Judith Williamson
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 11, 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (44 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3346825
  • (OCoLC)1022728633
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3346825/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993800000000477804
Video recording format
other

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