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Nanook of the North

(DVD - 1998)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Nanook of the North
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Presents a documentary on the life of an Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs.
Title: Nanook of the North
[videorecording]
Published: [irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c1998.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (79 min.) :,b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Not rated.
Silent film with stero score and English intertitles.
Based on the book: My Eskimo friends / by Robert Flaherty.
Digital transfer, remastered at the visually correct speed ; orchestral score by silent film music specialist Timothy Brock ; excerpts from the 1958 documentary: Flaherty and film : Mrs. Frances Flaherty remembers Nanook of the North (8 min.) ; stills gallery of Flaherty's life in the Arctic.
Special features: New digital transfer -- New orchestral score by silent film music specialist Timothy Brock -- Exceprts from the television documentary Flaherty and Film, featuring interviews with the filmmaker's widow and Nanook co-editor Frances Flaherty -- Stills gallery of Flaherty's phtoographs of life in the Arctic.
Videodisc release of the 1922 American/French silent motion picture by Revillon Frères.
Contents: Special features: New digital transfer
New orchestral score by silent film music specialist Timothy Brock
Excerpts from the television documentary Flaherty and Film, featuring interviews with the filmmaker's widow and Nanook co-editor Frances Flaherty
Stills gallery of Flaherty's phtoographs of life in the Arctic.
Summary: Presents a documentary on the life of an Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 1559408960
9781559408967
Branch Call Number: DVD 970.0049 NAN
Credits: Producer, Robert J. Flaherty ; film restoration and transfer supervision, David Shepard/Film Preservation Associates ; video editor Bret Hampton ; telecine colorist, Russell Bishop.
Subject Headings: Eskimos Québec (Province) Video recordings. Inuit Québec (Province) Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Silent films.
Topical Term: Eskimos
Inuit
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Mar 28, 2011
  • ohialehuadef rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you have any interest in the north, and any knowledge of the current situation in Nunavut, I highly recommend this DVD. Make sure you watch the extras...

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