Possessions

United Kingdom, 1972

Film
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Episode number 3 of Series “Ways of seeing”.
One of a series of films by art critic and author John Berger, which explores the ways in which we look at pictures. John Berger believes we have misunderstood the real meaning of European oil painting because we are normally encouraged to look at only a few exceptional works instead of the hundreds of thousands of unremakable pictures which make up the main tradition. He argues that this still continues today in the modern medium of advertising and publicity.

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Credits

producer

Michael Dibb

production company

TAFE National Video Resource Centre (Australia)

Duration

00:26:37:00

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

506175

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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