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Nanook of the North: The Wedding of Palo and other Films of Artic Life Blu-ray
Nanook of the North: The Wedding of Palo and other Films of Artic Life

Nanook of the North: The Wedding of Palo and other Films of Artic Life

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Robert Flaherty made Nanook Of The North, a film of Eskimo (Inuit) lif, following six years as an Arctic explorer for the Canadian Northern Railway. During journeys often lasting months at a time with only one or two Inuit as companions, he developed a deep regard for these indigenous people and after two unsuccessful filming attempts, Flaherty seized upon the idea of structuring his movie around characters who reenacted episodes of their lives and participated in the shaping of the film. He was not trained as an anthropologist, but Flaherty wisely guides our discovery of the people and their activities, and ninety years later, Nanook remains as completely engaging as it was in 1922, a huge influence on many ethnographic films that followed. This editionis mastered in high definition at the visually correct speed from the painstaking 35mm restoration of 1972, with a lovely orchestral score composed, compiled and conducted by Timothy Brock. Selected for the National Film Registry, 1989. The Wedding of Palo (Palos Brudefaerd) (1934), Nanook s obvious successor, is the last beautiful work of the famed Danish polar explorer and anthropologist Dr. Knud Rasmussen. Filmed in sound with an Inuit cast from the Angmagssalik district of east Greenland, Palo, like Nanook, documents a vanished lifestyle and uses Flaherty s device of an appealing narrative; in this case, a story of two men who desire the same woman as wife. It is mastered in high definition and digitally restored from an original 35mm nitrate print inthe collection of George Eastman House. This Blu-Ray also contains six extraordinary bonus films. Nanook Revisited (Saumialuk) by Claude Massot. made in the same locations used by Flaherty, shows how Inuit life changed in the intervening decades (it s no
Title: Nanook of the North: The Wedding of Palo and other Films of Artic Life
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary, Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
Starring: Personages:, Nanook, Nyla, Al Lee, Cunayou, Comock
Directors: Friedrich Dalsheim, Robert Flaherty
Studio: Flicker Alley
Number of Discs: 2
Attributes: Deluxe Edition, Subtitled, Silent Movie
Release Date: 3/19/2013
Original Year: 1934
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: NR
UPC: 617311678097
Item #: 526041X

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