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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
30 August 2002 (Spain) See more »
Plot:
A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new... See more » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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David Thomson on Terrence Malick
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Liam Neeson ... Himself / Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julian Ayer ... Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
John Blackborow ... Himself (Grandson of expedition member)

David Cale ... Hubert Hudson (voice)
John Henry Cox ... William Bakewell (voice)
Mary Crean O'Brien ... Herself (daughter of Tom Crean)
Steven Crossley ... Alexander Macklin / 'Chippy' McNish / James Wordie (voice)

Brian d'Arcy James ... Frank Wild (voice) (as Brian Darcy James)
Drew De Carvalho ... Frank Hurley (voice)
Dominic Hawksley ... Thomas Orde-Lees (voice)
Roland Huntford ... Himself (historian)
Ron Keith ... Walter How (voice)
Tom McNeish ... Himself (Grandson of McNish)
Simon Prebble ... Ernest Shackleton (voice)
Paul Ricketts ... Frank Worsley (voice)
Jonathan Shackleton ... Himself (Cousin of Shackleton)
Ian Stuart ... Lionel Greenstreet (voice)
Peter Wordie ... Himself (Son of J. Wordie)
Ernest Shackleton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Butler 
 
Writing credits
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Caroline Alexander (book)

Caroline Alexander (written by) &
Joseph Dorman (written by)

Produced by
Caroline Alexander .... executive producer
Paula Apsell .... executive producer
Prudence Arndt .... archival producer
George Butler .... producer
Bowe Ferrer .... associate producer
L. Dennis Kozlowski .... executive producer
John M. Levinson .... associate producer (as Dr. John M. Levinson)
John H. MacBain .... associate producer
John Mack .... executive producer
Terrence Malick .... executive producer
Edward R. Pressman .... executive producer
Louise Rosen .... co-producer
Mike Ryan .... executive producer
Sarah Scully .... associate producer
Steven Stoke .... line producer
Werner Zehnder .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
Sandi Sissel 
 
Film Editing by
Melissa Hacker 
Joshua Waletzky 
 
Production Management
Robert Warmflash .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Margaret Crimmins .... sound designer
Peter Miller .... sound
Greg Smith .... sound editor
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Wiskes .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Keith Yurevitz .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Castaldi .... camera operator
Tom Hurwitz .... additional cinematographer
Paul Marbury .... assistant camera
Scott Ransom .... additional camera operator: Antarctic
John M. Roche .... second electrician: reunion segment
Jeff Victor .... additional camera operator
 
Animation Department
Joshua Waletzky .... director of photo animation
 
Editorial Department
Marion Delarche .... assistant editor
Johanna Giebelhaus .... assistant editor
Jessica Lucas .... assistant editor
Martin Quaden .... production assistant: post-production
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Nathaniel Reichman .... assistant music
 
Other crew
Lindsay Kirkley .... production assistant
Jennifer Latham .... production coordinator
Christopher Dillon Quinn .... title designer
Christopher T. Sadler .... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Scully .... researcher: photo-film
 

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Also Known As:
"The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition" - USA (original title)
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97 min | Germany:90 min (25 fps) (TV premiere)
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Version of Shackleton (2002) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
10 stars, a film about life, 16 February 2002
Author: hfc-1 from Ann Arbor, MI

The subtext of the film, sponsored by Morgan Stanley, Tyco and other corps, is heroic individualism, the tiresome leitmotif of half a millenium of western history. Roland Huntford, familiar to polar buffs, natters on endlessly about Shackelton's leadership qualities, and the suits at Morgan Stanley probably have everyone attending Shackleton leadership seminars. But Shackleton and the film transcend all that infinitely. As the film points out, Shackleton reversed course morally as the expedition foundered in the ice, from achieving the original heroic feat of crossing Antarctica, to getting the party out alive, to surviving. Of course a less resilient party, less skilled and resourceful, would not have survived, Shackleton or no; he picked them after all. The moral is that their (particularly Shackleton's life-long) quest for adventure and heroic deeds (the spirit of the age) was not fulfilled as planned, but he/they were magnificently successful in overcoming obstacles fate placed in their way, thrived on it, completely satisfied. The sense of deliverance on the final, harrowing leg across South Georgia, and his statement, the last words in the film, about having read the text of god, say it all.

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