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Great White Silence, The


aka: 90 Degrees South
UK 1924-1933, 108 minutes, B&W, tinted and toned.
Dir. Herbert G Ponting
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / Silent Cinema, Adventure

Topics: Landmark, Educational Resource.


Aroview: Awe-inspiring footage from Robert Falcon Scott's disastrous expedition to the South Pole in 1910, covering the ship-voyage and preparations on Ross Island. Beautiful black-and-white photography was assembled a decade later by the cameraman-director.

Dual Format DVD and Blu-Ray includes a shorter theatrical version of the film: "90 Degrees South" (1933, 72 mins).

NZ International Film Festival 1999

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DVD Features

-"The Great White Silence: How did they do it?" (2011, 20mins) documentary about the digital restoration process.
-"The Sound of Silence" (2011, 13mins) Documentary about the score.
-Archive Newsreel items (1910 - 1925)
-Illustrated 32 page booklet.

  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)

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