The language of advertising

United Kingdom, 1972

Film
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Episode number 4 of Series “Ways of seeing”.
One of a series of films by art critic and author, John Berger, which explore the ways in which we look at pictures. Shows how the images used in advertising and publicity are related to the tradition of oil painting, a connection which we fail to notice only because we are encouraged to believe that painting is fine art whereas publicity is simply commerce. Suitable for upper secondary and tertiary levels.

Credits

production company

British Broadcasting Corporation

producer

Michael Dibb

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1972

Appears in

Ways of seeing

Group of items

Ways of seeing

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011741

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Advertising

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art criticism

Crafts & Visual Arts → Commercial art

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Advertising

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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