A Sign Is a fine investment

United Kingdom, 1983

Film
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From the 1890s until the 1930s, early advertising frequently used images of industrial work to sell its products. Modern advertising, on the other hand, surrounds us with images of idealised homes and families, shopping and holidays, offering a world of consumerism in which work has become invisible. This film investigates the disappearance of work from advertising

Credits

director

Judith Williamson

production company

Arts Council of Great Britain

Language

English

Duration

00:46:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34140

Subject categories

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

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

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Influence

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Consumer behavior

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Consumers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Advertising

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Advertising - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Consumer behavior

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Consumers

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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