Dylan made wartime documentaries for Strand Films and contributed by writing scripts, directing, producing and as a voice over narrator in the commentary. The busiest period was in 1942 when Strand Films produced seventy-five films.
As the war neared an end, Donald Taylor, a producer at Strand films wished to get away from propaganda documentaries, and set up as Gryphon films. They started different forms of film work, which then continued after the war when Dylan worked for Sydney Box at Gainsborough Films.
Unfortunately many of Dylan’s scripts were not turned into films, or were made many years after Dylan’s death. However, these screenplays were an opportunity for Dylan to test out ideas and techniques which we see again in his play-for-voices, Under Milk Wood.
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