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Winstanley

Synopsis
A story set during the period of the civil wars in England, telling of the commune of ‘Diggers’ set up in 1649 on St George’s Hill in Surrey under the leadership of the visionary Gerrard Winstanley. Adapted from the novel ‘Comrade Jacob’ by David Caute and the writings of Gerrard Winstanley.

DVD extras include: IT HAPPENED HERE AGAIN (Mival, 1976); New 39 min interview with Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo; Booklet written by Marina Lewycka; Kevin Brownlow’s short film about the last Glasgow Tram.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1975
Notes
Reviewed by Nick Hiley in ‘Viewfinder’ 34 (11/98), p26.
The tape includes Eric Mival’s documentary on the making of the film, IT HAPPENED HERE AGAIN.
Documentation
Related article, ‘Kevin Brownlow’s Historical Films: It Happened Here (1965) and Winstanley (1975)', by John C Tibbetts, in ‘Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television’, Vol 20, No 2 (2000), pp227-251.
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
communal living; history of the 17th century; political movements; social history; socialism; self sufficiency; agricultural history

Credits

Director
Andrew Mollo; Kevin Brownlow
Producer
Andrew Mollo; Kevin Brownlow
Writer
David Caute; Gerrard Winstanley
Contributor
Eric Mival
Cast
Sid Rawle 
Stanley Reed 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
96 minutes
Year
2009

Production Company

Name

BFI Production Board

Distributor

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website

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