Fun Size Review: South (1919)

Ernest Shackleton is famous for getting himself shipwrecked in Antarctica and then emerging alive with his entire crew. But did you know he had a cameraman with him during the journey?

Frank Hurley’s work is justly famous and South is as valuable for its beauty as it is for its historical value. Hurley was unable to capture the final push to safety on film but what he did shoot was and is spectacular.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Not much of one, we all know that everyone survives.

Read my full-length review here.

Arctic Exploration Trigger Warning duly issued.All material related to arctic exploration is harsh. People die. Animals die. If you feel this might be too upsetting, please do not read further.

If it were a dessert it would be: Mock Apple Pie. Doing its best with the ingredients on hand.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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  1. Katrina Morrison

    Fantastic post! Positively inspiring….Your writing and research is inspiring too! 😊 All of these expeditions to these frigid regions still captures the imagination. I thought Branagh’s Shackleton was an excellent portrayal of this great man.
    Did you happen to watch The Terror on on AMC series last March? A fictionalization based around a true expedition. It was good and the shots of the arctic are breathtaking.

    1. Fritzi Kramer

      Thanks so much! No, I didn’t see The Terror, I’m pretty squeamish about horror elements but I do want to check out The Last Place on Earth, a miniseries about the Amundsen/Scott race to the Pole.

  2. amycondit

    Dear Fritzi,

    What a fantastic post! I enjoyed delving deeply into all of your links, and thoroughly appreciated the research and breadth of knowledge that you shared when you wrote on this subject. I am excited to see “South” and learn more about this brave party of explorers!

    Thanks again for all the excellent research and writing that you do—I’m so glad you share it with all of us little people out there in the dark!😀


    1. Fritzi Kramer

      Thank you so much! Polar exploration is something of a secondary obsession so I am really glad you enjoyed it! Stay tuned because my review of The Great White Silence is next week.

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