The Resource Let there be light : John Huston's wartime documentaries, presented in cooperation with the National Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ; directed by John Huston

Let there be light : John Huston's wartime documentaries, presented in cooperation with the National Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ; directed by John Huston

Label
Let there be light : John Huston's wartime documentaries
Title
Let there be light
Title remainder
John Huston's wartime documentaries
Statement of responsibility
presented in cooperation with the National Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ; directed by John Huston
Title variation
John Huston's wartime documentaries
Contributor
Film director
Host
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Presented in cooperation with the National Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this collection features four documentaries directed by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen) as part of his service as an officer in the Army Signal Corps. The documentaries are not simple propaganda, but reflect Huston's own changing attitudes toward war
  • Winning your wings (18:19 min): a recruitment film for the U.S. Army Air Forces, hosted by Jimmy Stewart
  • Report from the Aleutians (44:48 min): reveals the tedium of being stationed at a remote Army post in the islands of Alaska
  • San Pietro (32:05 min): in this film, the tone of Huston's documentaries begin to take a dark turn, documenting an Italian military battle that cost an estimated 1,100 American lives, revealing, in unflinching detail, the retrieval and burial of casualties. The Army chose not to publicly screen the film
  • Let there be light (57:50 min): narrated by Walter Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), this film is considered to be one of the most important wartime documentaries ever made, depicting the treatment of "psychoneurotics" (now known as post-traumatic stress disorder), through hypnosis, drugs, and psychotherapy
  • Shades of gray (1:05.46): After the suppression of Let there be light, the US Army commissioned this dramatized remake of the film, which was produced without Huston's involvement,
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Cataloging source
KA7
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
940.54
LC call number
D743
LC item number
.L48 2016
Runtime
281
Technique
live action
Label
Let there be light : John Huston's wartime documentaries, presented in cooperation with the National Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ; directed by John Huston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Full screen (1.33:1) presentation
  • Originally produced as motion pictures in 1942-1946
  • Title from disc surface; statement of responsibility from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (44:48 ; 1943)
  • The War Department presents ; produced by U. S. Army Signal Corps
  • San Pietro
  • (32:05 ; 1945)
  • The War Department presents ; produced by the Army Pictorial Service ;
  • Bonus feature:
  • San Pietro: raw camera footage
  • (32:58)
  • Disc 1:
  • John Huston's wartime documentaries: an introduction
  • (26:11)
  • written and edited by Bret Wood
  • Winning your wings
  • (18:19 ; 1942)
  • United States Army Air Forces present ; produced in cooperation with Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. ; with Lieutenant James Stewart
  • Report from the Aleutians
  • Disc 2:
  • Let there be light
  • (57:50 ; 1946)
  • The United States Army presents
  • Bonus feature:
  • Shades of gray
  • (1:05:46 ; 1947)
  • The United States Army presents ; directed by Joe Henabery
Control code
ocn935519182
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Archive editon.
Extent
2 videodiscs (281 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
887090084703
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • OF847-1
  • OF847-1
  • OF847-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)935519182
System details
DVD, 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Let there be light : John Huston's wartime documentaries, presented in cooperation with the National Archives and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ; directed by John Huston
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Full screen (1.33:1) presentation
  • Originally produced as motion pictures in 1942-1946
  • Title from disc surface; statement of responsibility from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (44:48 ; 1943)
  • The War Department presents ; produced by U. S. Army Signal Corps
  • San Pietro
  • (32:05 ; 1945)
  • The War Department presents ; produced by the Army Pictorial Service ;
  • Bonus feature:
  • San Pietro: raw camera footage
  • (32:58)
  • Disc 1:
  • John Huston's wartime documentaries: an introduction
  • (26:11)
  • written and edited by Bret Wood
  • Winning your wings
  • (18:19 ; 1942)
  • United States Army Air Forces present ; produced in cooperation with Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. ; with Lieutenant James Stewart
  • Report from the Aleutians
  • Disc 2:
  • Let there be light
  • (57:50 ; 1946)
  • The United States Army presents
  • Bonus feature:
  • Shades of gray
  • (1:05:46 ; 1947)
  • The United States Army presents ; directed by Joe Henabery
Control code
ocn935519182
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Archive editon.
Extent
2 videodiscs (281 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
887090084703
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • OF847-1
  • OF847-1
  • OF847-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)935519182
System details
DVD, 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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