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Nanook of the North : a story of life and love in the actual Arctic

Author: Robert Joseph Flaherty; Frances Hubbard Flaherty; Timothy Brock; Revillon Frères Trading Company.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©1998.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 33.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : No Linguistic ContentView all editions and formats
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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. Contains both documentary footage and staged scenes.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Silent films
Documentary films
Film adaptations
Named Person: Robert Joseph Flaherty; Robert Joseph Flaherty
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Joseph Flaherty; Frances Hubbard Flaherty; Timothy Brock; Revillon Frères Trading Company.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1559408960 9781559408967
OCLC Number: 41032801
Language Note: Silent film with English intertitles.
Notes: Based on the book: My Eskimo friends / by Robert Flaherty.
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Videodisc release of the 1922 American/French silent motion picture by Revillon Frères.
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.
Credits: Producer, Robert J. Flaherty ; film restoration and transfer supervision, David Shepard/Film Preservation Associates ; video editor, Bret Hampton ; telecine colorist, Russell Bishop.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (79 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dobly digital stereo.
Contents: Logos, introductory titles --
Barren lands --
The family kayak --
The "big igloo" --
Fishing on the thin edge of starvation --
The tiger of the north --
Two miles a day --
Building the igloo --
Home schooling --
"Morning" --
Ogjuk, the big seal --
Shelter from the big storm --
Restoration credits. 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 photographs of life in the Arctic.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 33.
Other Titles: Nanook of the North (Motion picture)
Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North
Responsibility: Revillon Frères present ; produced by Robert J. Flaherty ; Pathépicture.

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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. Contains both documentary footage and staged scenes.

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