Nanook of the North

Karen Szala-Meneok (a7526003@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Thu, 6 Oct 1994 10:31:33 +0059

On Tue, 4 Oct 1994, SQUIRE ELLEN E wrote:

> Hi, I a fairly new member ( I've been watching for a while) and whereas I
> hate to bother the entire list, it is the best shot I have right now for
> finding what I am looking for. I am searching for the original, unedited
> _Nanuk of the North_. The original is silent too, I believe. I have
> talked to a few distributors and nobody seems to know what I am talking
> about. Perhaps there is another distributor? Can anyone help?
> Your time is greatly appreciated!
> Ellen Squire

Distributors may not have recognized this 1922 film because the spelling
of the word "Nanook" in the original title has two "o"s. May I suggest you
The Pennsylvania State University
Audio Visual Services
University Park, Penn.
Incidently, Penn State's AV Services has an impressive list of good
anthropological films for teaching purposes which you and other
discussion list subscribers might find helpful.

It is my understanding that the 1975 revised edition of this film was
done by David Shepard ( or poss. last name is Shipman). The 1975
version is also slighly longer and has an updated musical score.

Karl Heider's book entitled "Films for Anthropological
Teaching" 1983. Washington, D.C. : American Anthropological Association,
has, I believe, a discussion of "Nanook of the North" which you might find
interesting and useful.

Best wishes,
Karen Szala-Meneok
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario N2C 3C5 Canada