Pages in category "Films set in Antarctica" The following 51 pages are in this category, out of 51 total. John Mills played Scott, with a supporting cast which included James Robertson Justice, Derek Bond, Kenneth More, John Gregson, Barry Letts and Christopher Lee. Scott Of the Antarctic also boosts some strong production values as well. A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany. The first half of the journey was relatively smooth, and the team covered the Antarctic Plateau in relatively good time. Yes. It made me feel like I was in Antarctica with them suffering the cold and the harshness of that environment and the terrible consequences. By 7 February, Scott noted that the strongest man in his team was “going steadily downhill”, constantly falling behind the party as it trudged over Antarctic wastes. The music later became Sinfonia Antartica but to hear it in the context of the film is to wonder again at the creative spirit of Vaughan Williams. . Extras very good, esp the Ranulph Fiennes interview. History and heroism have always made for fertile ground for storytellers. All in all I would recommend a book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2019. The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole, only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him. Bit by bit the elements wear them down - untill they can finally go on no longer. The Ealing Studios production `Scott of the Antarctic' is a work of art and an inspiration to human achievement. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. It followed the real events so exactly and brought them to life. The group left the pole a day afterwards to begin their 883 mile journey back to Cape Evans. A documentary-style dramatic depiction of the ill-fated 1911 expedition to the South Pole. Biased towards Scott & the British way of thinking in the19th Century, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2019. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary ». Of course, the whole story of Scott and the ill-fated expedition is moving and John Mills and the entire superb cast play it for all it is worth. BUT THE CAUSE OF THE DISASTER IS NOT DELINEATED!! Scott and the team at the South Pole. When his diaries were found on his frozen remains they were in fact later edited and altered by his wife (and the publisher) to depict Scott as a Great Heroic Figure. When one says "I don't want to wake up tomorrow" with the wind howling just outside their little tent as they try to eat a morsel of cold food. WHY did it happen? By early September 1911, and after a bitter Antarctic winter held up in camp, Scott had finalised his plan. It is a fictional re-telling of Scott's last voyage to the South Pole in 1913. Release date: 29 November 2011. Drama, Certificate: Tous Public / Street Date June 6, 2016 / Available from Amazon UK £ 14.99 Starring John Mills, Derek Bond, Harold Warrender, James Robertson Justice, Kenneth More, Reginald Beckwith. (1948). What an incredible film. Written by He was stubborn, rather arrogant, yet malleable to the wishes of his wife. 31 of 46 people found this review helpful. It did portray the hard man-sledging like I had imagined it, but not the bone chilling cold and how wet they got which made their times in their sleeping bags horrible. Its actually in color, not in black in white, and beautifully shot. It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. If you want a better Arctic film try "The Red Tent", and check the reviews on the IMDb for background on it. The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole, only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him. Video availability outside of United States varies. Synopsis The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole – only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him A classic film and I understand fairly accurate (but not always) e.g. Obviously digitally re-mastered, and they made a good job with the quality which is comparable to much more recently made films. Ealing Studios, Ealing, London, England, UK. Scott Of the Antarctic also boosts some strong production values as well. New print makes normal 'outside' scenes shot at Ealing with hand painted backdrops quite obvious, although the inside 'snow' scenes were very well done. It could possibly have been more emphatic and emotive, but then I assume the English were indeed as stoic as depicted in the film. The documentary approach to capturing the lives of its characters in the film’s early stages offers few concessions to western eyes, but the emergence of a classical narrative soon instils an epic scope and thematic heft to proceedings. Adventure. I would give the film 5 stars for direction, acting etc, but not for the rather disappointing transfer. The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose (Sir John Mills). Michael Brooke . One of the best films of its period - and what wonderful legacy from Ealing Studios and Michael Balcon. They had three motor sledges but one went through the ice when being unloaded. ', A Good Old Fashioned Film Of Adventure And Courage, Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2009. On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S and discovered the Antarctic Plateau, on which the South Pole is located. It felt like the real thing, almost like a documentary. Scott's journey. I don't think it put enough stress on the depots that had been laid and the reason that they ended up like they did (don't want, Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2016, If I had not been familiar with the story of RF Scott I think I would have been lost watching this movie. Title: I don't think it put enough stress on the depots that had been laid and the reason that they ended up like they did (don't want to give anything away). After being dissuaded by his officers to do so, Scott instead increased his efforts into planning for the journey to the South Pole. It should be added the U.S. polar explorer Richard C. Byrd was an even bigger fraud - as his recently released personal notes also demonstrated. The best written account is The Worst Journey in the World (1922). Scott of the Antarctic, British adventure film, released in 1948, that chronicles the legendary ill-fated South Pole expedition (1910–12) of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott.. Scott (played by John Mills) organizes an expedition to Antarctica for the purpose of being the first to reach the South Pole. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Documentary films Video footage of Captain Scott’s doomed trip to the South Pole The BFI have restored Hebert Ponting's record of Captain Scott's fatal expedition to … Murnau’s “Tabu” and the Posters of Boris Streimann, Michael Brooke , Suomalainen elokuvaohjaaja: Peter von Bagh. Duration: 2 minutes This clip is from. During World War II, a British actor impersonates Field Marshal Montgomery in order to confuse German intelligence. The sets of Arne Akermark are some fine recreations of the various elements of the expedition including the Terra Nova ship, Scott's base of operation and the tent interiors along the way to the pole and back. Scott of the Antarctic (1948) Trivia (21) Add new The hut where Scott and his party stay throughout the winter months before their final push to the South Pole still exists today, and is a tourist attraction for those few who travel down to that part of the world. `Scott of the Antarctic` (1949) is an early technicolor film made in England (the B&W DVD cover is inaccurate). This FAQ is empty. View production, box office, & company info. Scott Of the Antarctic also boosts some strong production values as well. ... See full summary ». Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language, Geeks Vs Loneliness: talking to someone with a serious illness, Movie Poster of the Week: F.W. There's a problem loading this menu right now. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Bad luck? Scott of the Antarctic However after heading of this news, Scott was said to be outraged and wanted to confront Amundsen. Featured Products TCM Annual Catalog: 2019 Edition. A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle. It is a fictional re-telling of Scott's last voyage to the South Pole in 1913. This movie, made in the 1940s, follows that edited version of history. Robert Falcon Scott was born on 6 June 1868 in Devonport. Absorbing film making historical exploration in Antartica come alive, Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2015. That Touch of Mink DVD $14.96 The Ghost And Mrs. Muir DVD $11.21 Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934): When Sin Ruled the Movies Book $22.95 Worse, he has managed to get ... See full summary ». The Great Explorers - Ep6of6 - Robert Falcon Scott - YouTube Add the first question. The direction brings out the best in everyone and you get caught up in the fervour of the trip whilst being painfully aware of its shortcomings. Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. Plot Summary | … . The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole, only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him. Heartbreaking. Was this review helpful to you? Antarctic Committee.17 But the man in the street wanted something different, a book that made his blood pump.18 The first volume of the official account of the expedition was the one that sold. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Bought this DVD to listen again to Vaughan Williams score. Internal notes very nice. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 6, 2016. They are tales bursting with intrigue, bold claims, even bolder lies and life-or-death consequences. The result is a fine film recreation of the tale of Scott and his men. Scott of the Antarctic (1948) Ealing Studios put its distinctively British stamp on Scott of the Antarctic (1948), a documentary-like account of the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole led by Robert Falcon Scott in 1910. Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery expedition of 1901–1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition of 1910–1913. Edited by Leonard Huxley it was the posthumously published version of Captain Scott's diaries, his meticulous record of the BAE, from its hopeful start Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2020. Scott of the Antarctic Synopsis: The true story of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to try to be the first man to discover the South Pole - only to find that the murderously cold weather and a rival team of Norwegian explorers conspire against him. The 'Oxbridge' English language is so hard to understand, that initially I had to put on the subtitles. At a local tennis club in a posh London suburb, an attractive but flirty young woman is murdered, prompting a Scotland Yard investigation. Sign in to see videos available to you. Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2014, After the death of Captain Scott and the last of his men, the English made sure he was made into an iconic hero. Scott and his small party battled all-but-unbearable conditions on the two-year expedition, through which they hoped to be the first explorers to reach the pole. Scott's decision not to rely only on sled dogs? The best written account is The Worst Journey in the World (1922). Scott and his small party battled all-but-unbearable conditions on the two-year expedition, through which they hoped to be the first explorers to reach the pole. Scott of the Antarctic is a British 1948 Technicolor film which depicts Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition and his attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole in Antarctica. I have always loved this film. On the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Poleon 17 January 1912, less than five weeks … The story of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's 1912 expedition and his quest to be the first to reach the South Pole. The first thing to remember is that Scott fouled up mightily in his attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1912. 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