Il grande silenzio starring jeanlouis trintignant, klaus kinski, frank wolff, luigi pistilli, vonetta mcgee, mario brega cinematography silvano ippoliti art direction riccardo domenici original music ennio morricone writing credits vittoriano petrilli, mario amendola, bruno corbucci, and sergio corbucci. In developing his score, simon connected materially with the actual artefacts of the expedition, such as the ships bell, gramophone music from the 1900s, hymns from the teams memorial service. It is released by the bfi on dvd and bluray in a dual format edition on 20 june. The great white silence is a documentary feature, released in 1924, which documents the expedition of captain robert falcon scott to reach the south pole. The great silence is so drained of color its practically monochromatic, and film movements 2k restoration highlights the extreme contrasts of silvano ippolitis cinematography. The great white silence 1924 05101924 gb documentary 1h 48m user score.
Snow is always rendered in pure, brilliant white, yet clear color separation prevents other objects in the frame from being washed out. Watch the great white silence full movie in hd visit herbert ponting travelled to antarctica as part of captain scott. Click here to read the complete interview transcript with simon fisher turner, on. You may have heard of the polar explorer captain scott, but did you know that his last doomed expedition to the south pole was caught on film. The afternoon wore on, and with the awe, born of the white silence, the voiceless travelers bent to their work. Id like to be able to say this was a great film but in all honesty i cant. The epic of everest the great white silence bluray and. The great white silence is a silent documentary from 1924 released approximately 10 years after captain scotts 2 year long illfated journey to the south pole aboard the terra nova. Its an absolutely jawdropping film, and as soon as i saw it i knew it was one for the blog. In 1924 he reedited the footage into this haunting feature, complete with vivid tinting and toning.
With jeanlouis trintignant, klaus kinski, frank wolff, vonetta mcgee. A mute gunfighter defends a young widow and a group of outlaws against a gang of bounty killers in the winter of 1898, and a grim, tense struggle unfolds. The great white silence san francisco silent film festival. Although the great white silence provides us with a fascinating and valuable glimpse of the mechanics of scotts expedition, its damaged by that middle section, which adds little to the tale although the shackleton movie did the same thing, which suggests that perhaps thats what audiences of. The principal filmmaker was photographer herbert ponting. The disquieting sound of the great white silence london.
The great white silence import, bluray, special interestdocumentary, 5035673010853. Oranges, blues, and odd shades of red seem meant to add a sense of time of day in some scenes, or the color of sea water. At least half of it is taken up by ponting anthropomorphising about the animals he filmed. Trailer for the bfi national archive restoration of the great white silence. Last night i attended the premiere of the great white silence at the london film festival. Scott, who tries to be the first one to reach the south pole. The epic of everest the great white silence bluray. Does anyone know if the film includes the full quote had we lived, i should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my. For much of his journey, he was accompanied by early filmmaker, herbert ponting. Technically the restoration is brilliantly done and like the great white silence 90 degrees south it is one of the greatest early documentaries of all time. The bfi national archive has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the film s sophisticated use of color. Film the great white silence supporting salisbury civic society. The great white silence is the official film record of captain scotts trip to the south pole.
The bfi national archive custodian of the expedition negatives has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the films sophisticated use of colour. Il grande silenzio is a 1968 revisionist spaghetti western film directed and cowritten by sergio corbucci. Ganzer film the great white silence 1924 stream deutsch. The great white silence bluray disc, 2011, 2disc set. The bfi national archive has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the films sophisticated use of color. Into great silence, though devoid of narration, musical score or much at all in the way of dialogue, encourages us to listen closely. Ponting starts the great white silence by introducing the tale and assuring viewers of royal approval. In 1910 the british antarctic expedition, led by capt. The official record of captain scotts heroic journey to the south pole, herbert pontings film brings the alien beauty of the landscape dramatically to life. Pontings dramatic record of scotts inspirational, yet ultimately tragic, adventure is accompanied by frame. Filmed from 1910 to 19, this classic silent film is an extraordinary record of captain scotts illfated expedition to the south pole. The great white silence 1924 available to order on dvd.
There is also the robust booklet filled with informative essays and information on the crew and the restoration of this incredible piece of history. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life and the challenges facing the. English the great white silence was originally filmed and later edited together by photographer herbert ponting as a record of robert falcon scotts expedition to the south pole. It didnt disturb me to see this when realizing that the color was as the filmmaker intended. Scott, embarks from lyttleton, nz on a quest to become the first to reach the south pole. The great white silence is an english documentary film, released in the year 1924. Nature has many tricks wherewith she convinces man of his finitythe ceaseless flow of the tides, the fury of the storm, the shock of the earthquake, the long roll of heavens artillerybut the most tremendous, the most stupefying. He of course failed, and died with four companions on his wretched.
Salisbury, the civic society and bemerton film society will be showing the great white silence on wednesday 18th march. Originally a silent film, the documentary was restored and rereleased in 2011 by the british film institute with a musical soundtrack by simon fisher turner. The documentary features the antarctic expedition led by capt. I did not care very much for the new score written for this silent film and was happier to go with the borodin based. People on sunday 1930, 5pm the great white silence 1924, 7. The great silence is an entertaining spaghetti western that is raised a notch, not only because of its wintry setting and an absolutely stunning ending, but also its being grounded in a politcal. A doublebill of livescored silent film at sheffields most atmospheric cinema. Herbert pontings the great white silence is the official record of captain scotts heroic journey to the south pole, and captain john noels the epic of everest is the official record of mallory and irvines fateful 1924 expedition. The great white silence 1924 a film by herbert ponting. Browse our full list of titles, which can be booked by cinemas, film societies and community venues. I watched the bfirestored film, complete with restored colorizing and tinting first done by mr. Ponting and released under the banner of the british film institute. When rescuers found the frozen bodies of three members of the 19101914 british antarctic expedition. A 4 dvd set featuring the epic of everest and the great white silence.
Whitesilence scanner internet archive html5 uploader 1. Watch the great white silence full movie in hd visit movie 84880 herbert ponting travelled to antarctica as part of captain scott. Herbert ponting travelled to antarctica as part of captain scotts illfated south pole expedition and shot the footage that makes up this extraordinary documentary. Captain scotts doomed race to the south pole is captured in a silent film from 1924, with a new score by. Herbert pontings 1924 film the great white silence is a fantastic true account of robert falcon scotts illfated 1910 expedition to reach the. It is an intimate portrayal of the everyday lives of carthusian monks of the grande chartreuse, a monastery high in the french alps chartreuse mountains. In the sound of silence, simon fisher turner talks to us about how he addressed the many challenges of creating a new score for the great white silence. The disquieting sound of the great white silence a live musical performance to accompany a restored print of a film of captain scotts tragic polar quest highlights the. Presented in both high definition and standard definition, includes 90 degrees south. Buy the great white silence dual format edition great. Here, discovery channel meets the bfi national archive team responsible for restoring and. The great white silence full full movie, the great white silence full full movie streaming the great white silence full movie engsub watch the great white silence full english full movie online. Coming attractions for you 2020s most anticipated movies.
The great white silence is a 1924 english documentary that contains brief cinematograph sequences taken during the terra nova expedition of 191019. The epic of everest restored by the bfi national archive, the epic of everest is the 1924 documentary film made by captain john noel recording the expedition that george mallory and andrew irvine started and attempted to reach the summit of everest. The film then shows scotts ship, the terra nova, departing new zealand with its cargo of dogs, ponies and other polar supplies. The bfi national archive was awarded best archive restoration at the focal international awards 2011 for its work on the great white silence 1924, the official film record of captain scotts ill. The great white silence 1924 the movie database tmdb. The great white silence concerts, the university of york.1139 746 1167 566 1490 732 226 98 816 488 454 142 59 1366 462 762 455 1518 987 1461 146 1076 225 1199 120 1397 166 1030 806 1220 252 358 68 1533 936 285 1331 95 44 135 59 1457 1166 709 500