Sunday, August 2, 2009

Robert Flaherty

early silent documentary
Robert Flaherty Nanook of the North

Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North (1922) is a silent film in black & white. There is some explanatory text, but mostly the actions of Nanook and his family are shown by observation and editing. The igloo-building sequence has seeped into popular consciousness; for many, it's the way igloos are made.
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