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Basil Wright

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Birthday: Jun 12, 1907

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Pioneering British documentarian who helped John Grierson forge the movement in the early 1930s, first at the Empire Marketing Board and then at its successor, the GPO film unit. In the mid-1930s Wright directed "Song of Ceylon" (1934) and "Night Mail" (1936, with words by W.H. Auden); the films combined lyricism (the influence of Robert Flaherty) and social realism (the influence of Grierson) and remain landmarks of the documentary genre.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% A Diary for Timothy Producer - 1945
No Score Yet 67% Night Mail Director - 1936
No Score Yet 88% The Song of Ceylon Director,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1934