Wakefield Express (1957)

  |  Documentary, Short


Documentary about the production of a small town weekly newspaper from reporting to printing


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29 October 2017 | treywillwest
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Lindsay Anderson's earliest documentaries, Meet the Pioneers and this, reveal, collectively, a complex portrait of the mid-20th century, British working-class.

Meet the Pioneers, was commissioned by the Wakefield Express industrial company in Yorkshire to demonstrate the efficient greatness of its process. But Anderson smuggles in subversively lively depictions of the workers, showing how the subjugated humans were the real personality and power behind the corporate-acknowledged accomplishments.

Wakefield Express was commissioned by the British government to show off the industrial accomplishments of the title-company. This state sanctioned depiction does indeed present the working class as creative, but here, within an ideological abode more openly friendly to the workers, Anderson depicts both that class's best and worst qualities. Not a few of these white workers are attracted to fascist political tendencies.

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