Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Biography


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The story of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's 1912 expedition and his quest to be the first to reach the South Pole.


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  • John Mills in Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
  • John Mills in Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
  • James Robertson Justice and John Mills in Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
  • John Mills in Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
  • John Mills in Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

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Director:

Charles Frend

Writers:

Walter Meade (screenplay), Ivor Montagu (screenplay), Mary Hayley Bell (additional dialogue)

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3 September 2005 | kyyankee7
7
| Great scenic propaganda; a great score
I'll not add to the lengthy and learned discussions already entered in regard to this film. It's pretty obvious that Scott's reputation has taken a severe beating since he was erected as the model for all English youth as the First World War was beginning. I will say that the British miniseries "The Last Place on Earth", based on Roland Huntford's book on Scott and Amundsen's race to the pole, is the best piece of television I've ever seen, one which I fortunately taped and have re-viewed several times.

The performances in this film are very sturdy and the cinematography outstanding as well. Most historical films have a biased viewpoint anyway, so this one is no more guilty than any other.

The one point I did want to make that I had not noticed in other comments is that the score for this film is by Ralph Vaughn Williams and is the basis for his "Symphonia Antartica", a beautiful and haunting piece, which deserves to be heard more often.

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