Humphrey Jennings Volume 3: A Diary for Timothy (1944-1951)
2 discs, 1 DVD and 1 Blu-Ray Black & White; Optional subtitles; Running time approx: 213 minutes.
Humphrey Jennings is a true poet of the cinema, whose work inspired Danny Boyle’s Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. This, the last of three comprehensive volumes which bring together his entire directorial output, features the films he made between 1944 and 1951, and charts his transition from wartime to peacetime filmmaking.
Featuring A Diary for Timothy, Jennings’s much-loved collaboration with EM Forster; The Dim Little Island, a muted but affecting celebration of Britishness and Family Portrait, the esoteric Festival of Britain film, this essential collection confirms Jennings as a master of the cinematic art.
This compilation includes:
The True Story of Lili Marlene (1944)
The Eighty Days (1944)
Myra Hess (1945)
A Diary for Timothy (1945)
A Defeated People (1946)
The Cumberland Story (1947)
The Dim Little Island (1949)
Family Portrait (1950)
Illustrated booklet with essays and film credits.
Extras: V.1 (1944): a shorter cut of The Eighty Days, made for overseas distribution.
The Good Life (1951): The film Jennings was working on at his death.
Widely considered to be one of Britain’s greatest filmmakers, Humphrey Jennings has long been celebrated as the director of works which capture everyday heroism in times of war and peace. Born in Walberswick, Suffolk on 19th August 1907 he was not only a filmmaker but a photographer, literary critic, theatrical designer, poet, painter and theorist of modern art. He died on 24th September 1950 in an accident in Greece, while preparing for a film.