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December 23, 2015
A spectacular documentary of the highest caliber. I found it absolutely impossible to stop watching. It was utterly hypnotic. Even just a very short time into the film, it was easy to forget it was a silent film. It felt like it could have happened yesterday. The composition of several of the shots were jaw dropping. Go find this movie and watch it.
September 9, 2012
The Great White Silence

An English documentary The Great White Silence 1924, with aesthetic but horrific nature-beauty, scenes of glaciers, icebergs and some of the scenes a human-eye could ever see with the cinematography work of Herbert P. A true story of a voyage under leader of Captain Scott, to the end of the Earth, South Pole in 1910-1913. All the time I kept mesmerizing the hardships and conditions these fellows would have been in, to set the record for coming generation. Great insight about the sea-life of animals. I think the last journey of the expedition back home, was something that would remain in the history and would be written with golden letters, the bravery of people to lose lives in gaining something, they valued their life for.
January 28, 2012
Remarkable as a historical document within a historical document. Deathly dull on a purely entertainment level.
December 30, 2011
Haunting, amusing and beautiful.
November 9, 2011
One of the most remarkable films you are ever likely to see - considering the year it was shot the cinematography is absolutely stunning. Turns from being an impressive early nature documentary to a human interest story when the focus shifts to Scott and his doomed team who will die out on the ice.
October 23, 2011
Remarkable for those who didn't see it yet
½ July 27, 2011
The BFI have restored footage of Captain Scott's attempt to lead the first expedition to the South Pole, this is a piece of history that I didn't know had been preserved on film. There was a little too much time spent on nature (which was entertaining in the way it was presented) as I would rather have seen more about the people involved, but hindsight is marvellous when it comes to knowing what should be filmed, and the film was otherwise fascinating.
July 19, 2011
After a painstaking reconstruction, the film footage of Captain RF Scott's Antarctic expedition can be seen again. Obviously it doesn't include the death scenes, as the director was not there the entire expedition, but still an amazing account of the tough struggles and the challenges faced by the British Navy men, along with images of the natural surroundings and animals, as well as even shots of director Ponting directing. Yes, a making-of within the film. Way ahead of its time.)
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