Snow, Sand and Savages

Snow, Sand and Savages: The Life of Frank Hurley (Anthony Buckley, 1972) is a biodoco from early in Buckley’s saintly career, made about an astonishing adventurer who had died ten years before, Frank Hurley (1885-1962). It was written by Joan Long and is narrated by Leo McKern. It’s been restored by the NFSA and released by Umbrella Entertainment, together with one of Hurley’s films: South (Frank Hurley, 1919) a doco about the Ernest Shackleton expedition to the South Pole 1914-16. It is remarkable mainly for the footage shot by Hurley himself, a man who went to Antarctica several times, explored Papua New Guinea, and photographed WW1 for the official archive.

Garry Gillard | New: 1 March, 2017 | Now: 1 March, 2017