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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Flaherty's approach to documentary is really observational, if at times staged, and his style continues to be influential. With Nanook of the North, we see the genesis of this style.

  2. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    A series of set pieces expressing the danger of life in the north.

  3. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    If Nanook of the North is not the faithful documentary of contemporary Inuk culture, what is Nanook then? Its reconstitutions of traditions, already invaded by western civilization by the 1920s, reach to a past beyond cinema. And even if Nanook, the character, never truly existed, the face known as Allakariallak is still very much real, he lives on in the walls of projection rooms, safe from the cold wind of time.

  4. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Fascinating film historic document of Eskimo life in the 1920s. It was the first true attempt at a documentary even if some scenes were staged. It is of course dated if you want to believe how life is in Greenland now.

  5. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Troublingly seductive for a non-native audience ~ indeed, knowingly so with all the cute and cosy imagery... but then again, it is wonderful to be given a capsule of a time & space and a group of humans Flaherty clearly had genuine admiration for, albeit an admiration blinkered by paternalism. Who are we to deny Allakariallak his involvement? And it must be one of the only silent films kids today could still enjoy...

  6. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    An impressive and somewhat problematic "documentary" that glorified the life of Eskimos.

  7. Ethan's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    This is a stunning documentary that deals with its subjects in such an intimate and heart warming manner.

  8. Emil Kurjak's rating of the film Nanook of the North

  9. Jannik Jannik's rating of the film Nanook of the North

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Un des premiers grands documentaires de l'histoire du cinéma à mettre en parallèle avec l'étonnant film danois / groenlandais "Les noces de Palo" tout aussi essentiel... www.cinefiches.com

  11. Jérémy Poirier's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    A beautiful film inviting you into the life of a Inuit family. Flaherty shows the viewer what its like to live a nomadic life trough extremely cold regions of Canada and the hard struggle to find food. But after all their troubles, these people are still happy. The fact that this film was made almost a century ago is still very impressive. And, now I know how to build an igloo. 3.5 stars.

  12. SpacePirate's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Great early documentary, if a bit slow now and then. I personally have no problem with some of this being staged. Its like reading a Carlos Casteneda book and complaining Don Juan wasnt real. Its still an enjoyable experience. I would normally give 3 stars, because for me, it had a slow creakiness to it that some silents suffer from, but given the historical significance, I'll bump it up to 4. Must see film history.

  13. Aukse's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Such an early documentary film but very sincere and beautiful picture of a man called Nanook

  14. Mariana Basílio's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    salvage ethnography is pretty fucking cool, except when it's made out of reenactments

  15. Elle Johnston's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Wrote an entire essay on this and why it shouldn't be classed as a documentary. Have absolute no time for it but respect that it exists.

  16. RodrigoPereira's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    fotografia tao perfeita as vezes

  17. Nicole Richie's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    in the last shot we can see it: the human as part of the nature, the triumph. Flaherty wanted to film the secret of happiness.

  18. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Nanook of the North

  19. Irma Vep's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Saw this with Tanya Tagaq's accompaniment - absolutely stunning

  20. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Nanook of the North

  21. etilen's rating of the film Nanook of the North

  22. Dignan's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Superb propaganda film celebrating the eskimo. One endangered species hunts the other...

  23. ehwest's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    i watched this in the visual resource lab while listening to animal collective. how cool of me!

  24. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Nanook of the North

    Documental de aventura, de corte antropológico, aunque desde un punto de vista exótico. Curiosamente una de las partes más interesantes del filme tiene que ver con el prólogo de Flaherty sobre cómo se dio inicio a este descubrimiento del mundo de Nanuk. A raiz de sus palabras se devela la visión de un expedicionario. El director se convierte en cronista, descubridor aunque no conquistador. Es la fascinación filmada.

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