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Ratings & Reviews

  1. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film The Viking

    Before Herzog's La Soufrière, there was Melford & Frissell's Viking. S.Sontag's assumption regarding photography's essential non-intervention (who intervenes cannot record, who records cannot intervene, hence the horror behind the fact that photojournalism may choose a good shot over a life) withers perhaps when shooting is as vulnerable as the shot - I still shiver at camera's sway atop the wavy dwindling ice floes.

  2. Sunrise's rating of the film The Viking

    While cinematic dullness overtakes port city St John's, Melford and Frissell's narrative-on-the-verge-of-doc in the ice surfaces of the north Arctic are quite compelling because of the tension that occurs between the scripted physical conflicts and the real impositions of nature's danger. While the threats retain a startling reality, they remain beautiful through influences of Flaherty, Stiller and Eisenstein.