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Nanook of the North| Review

As of 1922, there was no such thing as a documentary. Film used as education of some type was completely absurd to viewers at the time. That all changed when Nanook of the North premiered.

Nanook of the North is a rather triumphant film in the grand scheme of things. Involving techniques never seen, and not very popular people to conservative America at the time. Yet, the film was made and has gone down in history as one of the most influential films of all time.

I've always had a fascination with arctic environments. Maybe do in part to the countless times I watched Ice Age growing up as a child. Something about very cold environments, like the artic, give me waves of nostalgia. 

Yes, the film does have a somewhat low score here on Letterboxd and IMDb but don't let that disturb you from viewing this landmark of a film. Turns out to be a great film and quite entertaining if you go into it with an open-mind.

Time Stamp: February 26, 2020

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