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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Man of Aran

One of my favourite films of all time is about to be re-released in a restored edition on DVD!

A classic 1934 "documentary" from Robert Flaherty (known for his 1922 film, Nanook Of The North)

It is that age old tale of man against the elements. On the remote bleak rocky Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland, a couple and their son struggle to wrest a living from the sea

In ways that were the norm then, but are more than frowned upon now days, Flaherty was never one to let the facts stand in the way of a good story, in this film and in Nanook of the North, neither  "couple" were a couple in a real life, but apparently chosen from amongst the local folk for their photo friendly looks

However for pure scenic Irish bleakness - it is realistic and makes good film viewing

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