Precious Bodily Fluids

A Sentence on Night Mail

A 1936 documentary on the dark side (read: graveyard shift) of the British postal service, Night Mail glorifies English and Scottish postal workers if not their postal work and effectively introduced the genre of “documentary” back in the day when, less accustomed to manipulative film techniques and to Stone Phillips, people could probably be ideologically influenced by an overall style that now seems a bit hokey.

This entry was published on September 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm. It’s filed under 1930s Cinema, British Film, One-Sentence Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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