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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Adam Whybray's rating of the film A Diary for Timothy

    I much preferred this to 'Listen to Britain' because it proclaims the values of liberal democracy (with a socialist edge, albeit one inflected w/ Upper Received Pronunciation) more thoroughly. Of course, the needs of propaganda at this late point in the War were very different. There was some very witty, playful cross-cutting and I liked that it was not cloyingly beatific. Avuncular, but pleasantly so.

  2. Richmond Hill's rating of the film A Diary for Timothy

    What is propaganda? I suppose these pellet-sized rallying cries are more honest - in clearly marked intent if not message - than much of what passes for 'entertainment' today (sugared pills or otherwise, often surreptitiously political). In itself a typically pragmatic British effort without any gung-ho histrionics; relatively thoughtful with a pan-national humanity running deep, notably the concern for culture.

  3. Scout Tafoya's rating of the film A Diary for Timothy

    Jennings' best work. Putting a human face to the victims of the wheels of progress and the machinations of war that somehow comes off as optimistic.