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Director  George Butler
Music director  Sam Cardon
Language  English
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Short
Duration  
Country  United States
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Writer  Mose Richards, Crystal Spijer
Release date  February 10, 2001 (2001-02-10)
Screenplay  Mose Richards, Crystal V. Spijer
Cast  Kevin Spacey, Stephen Venables, Conrad Anker, Reinhold Messner, Michael Gambon (Sir Ernest Shackleton)
Similar movies  George Butler directed Shackletons Antarctic Adventure and The Endurance: Shackletons Legendary Antarctic Expedition

Shackleton s antarctic adventure


Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is an IMAX film about the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Ernest Shackleton between 1914 and 1917. Directed by George Butler, the film was released in February 2001 and was narrated by Kevin Spacey. It documents Shackleton's journey aboard the Endurance and was the follow-up to Butler's previous film, The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.

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Shackleton s antarctic adventure


Plot

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In 1914, Shackleton set out to walk across the whole of Antarctica. While the South Pole had already been discovered, people had yet to make the cross-continent trek on foot. Before making landfall, however, his ship became trapped in the ice-flow of the Weddell Sea where he and his crew stayed for over 400 days.

Cast

  • Kevin Spacey - Narrator (voice)
  • Michael Gambon - Sir Ernest Shackleton (voice)
  • Conrad Anker - Himself
  • Reinhold Messner - Himself
  • Stephen Venables - Himself
  • Production

    The film was shot on location in Antarctica and also utilizes footage taken by the original expedition photographer, Frank Hurley.

    Critical reception

  • The film received "Two Thumbs Up" by Ebert and Roeper.
  • Rotten Tomatoes suggests it is "a gorgeously made film tracking the explorer's legendary 1914 expedition to the icey, uninhabited continent."
  • Joe Leydon, in Variety, suggests, "Despite its brevity, "Adventure" vividly conveys the character and courage of Shackleton, one of the last great champions of the Heroic Age of Adventure. Butler glosses over a few unpleasant details in this telling of the story—for the sake of school-aged sensibilities, he was requested to refrain from showing how crewmen were forced to kill sled dogs for food—but the story remains gripping nonetheless."
  • References

    Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Wikipedia
    Shackletons Antarctic Adventure IMDb Shackletons Antarctic Adventure themoviedb.org


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