The Resource Nanook of the north, (online streaming)

Nanook of the north, (online streaming)

Label
Nanook of the north
Title
Nanook of the north
Contributor
Director
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As fascinating and suspenseful as any fictional movie adventure, Nanook of the north remains, 80 years after its premiere, a landmark film both in the history of the documentary movement and of the cinema itself. In 1920, explorer and filmmaker Robert Flaherty called upon his ten years of experiece in the frigid sub-zero Hudson Bay region of Canada to make a "photoplay" about life there. As his subject, he cast the Eskimo hunter Nanook and a photogenic "family," personalities so real that no Hollywood screenwriter could have dreamed them up. With unobtrusive, quietly powerful cinematography, Flaherty proceded to film one stunning sequence after another of Nanook's cold and primitive existence. The result is a documentary arresting in its immediacy, full of the stark action of desparate hunts for food, and warmed by the inspiring efforts of a family who must fight together for survival. Nanook himself actually died of starvation only two years after shooting was completed, a fact that only strengthens the film's extraordinary impact. With Nanook of the north, Robert Flaherty found the natural drama of real life, inspired by the presence of the camera, that documentarians have sought ever since. Though the director would continue to make "reality films" sensitively revealing far-away lands and peoples, Nanook of the north is still regarded as his masterpiece
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Film Preservation Society in 1922
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1884-1951
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  • Flaherty, Robert Joseph
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
78
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  • Nanook
  • Eskimos in motion pictures
  • Hudson Bay
Technique
live action
Label
Nanook of the north, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1061744
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 78 min., 25 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1061744
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897767907
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Nanook of the north, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1061744
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 78 min., 25 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1061744
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897767907
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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