Stained glass at Fairford

United Kingdom, 1956

Film
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St Mary’s Church, Fairford, Gloucestershire is famous for its medieval stained glass windows, illustrating the Bible Story from the Garden of Eden to the Day of Judgment. This film provides a detailed study of the windows, which are notable for their wide range of characterisation and facial expression. The final sections, dealing with the Day of Judgment and the descent into Hell, conjure up a nightmare world reminiscent of Bosch. John Betjeman is the commentator and Robert Donat reads relevant passages from the authorised version of the Bible.

Credits

producer/director

Basil Wright

production company

Realist Films

Duration

00:25:08:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1956

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28871

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Churches

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and religion

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Medieval

Crafts & Visual Arts → Church architecture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Glass painting and staining

Crafts & Visual Arts → Great Britain - Churches

Crafts & Visual Arts → Windows

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Churches

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Windows

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Bible - History of Biblical events

History → Church history

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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