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Scott of the Antarctic

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This tale of adventure and daring was one of Ealing Studio’s most ambitious features, beautifully shot by Jack Cardiff with a Vaughan Williams score.

Historical drama 1948 110 mins

Director: Charles Frend

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Overview

This tale of adventure and daring was one of Ealing Studio’s most ambitious features, with the crew hauling a huge Technicolor camera on location to Norway and Switzerland. The choice to shoot in colour was interesting given the bleak, white landscape and cinematographer Jack Cardiff based shots on the original 1912 expedition footage. The film encapsulates the British spirit of endeavour – to the point of foolhardiness – as Scott and his team approach their doom, the unfolding drama heightened by a beautiful Vaughan Williams score.

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