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THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE
October 19 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE at Ealing Town Hall (19 OCT 19;30):
THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE 1924 – cert U – 107 minutes – silent with English inter-titles
Directed by Herbert G. Ponting
Featuring Robert Falcon Scott
This documentary captured the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Captain Scott to reach the South Pole. With extraordinary footage of many stages of the exploration: on board the Terra Nova ship; life in the base camp; crew preparations and scientific research; and the local penguins, whales and seals. Still images, maps, miniature model shots, diary entries and recreations illustrate the rest of the journey across the ice.
“The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life and the world of the expedition revealed in brilliant detail.” – BFI.
A silent documentary, with a recorded score by Simon Fisher Turner.