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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
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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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9 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Icily Gripping, 16 October 2002
Author: Squrpleboy from Ontario, Canada

This is the most unbelievable TRUE story I have ever seen! Thank God I walked into it not knowing anything about Shackleton or the cataclysmic expedition he and his men endured for almost two years of their lives; I was mesmerized by the tale and STUNNED by the conclusion!

Without a doubt, Sir Ernest Shackleton is one of the bravest, loyal, and awe-inspiring men I have ever heard of. This documentary does everything right in trying to tell his (and his crew's) story without sensationalizing or mythifying his character. Use of actual still and motion picture photography from the doomed expedition, letters from the crew, interviews and stories with grandchildren of the ship-men, new footage of the original Antarctic sites, and a beautifully written and delivered narration (by Liam Nieson) are blended together seemlessly to transport the viewer back in time, and into the terror that was the voyage of The Endurance.

Although Kenneth Branagh's SHACKLETON (2002) was a good effort and a fine telling, it truly could not capture the real tension, anticipation, expectation and real-life drama in the way this documentary did throughout (I found Branagh's version often played on obvious audience manipulators, ie., heavy-handed dialogue, hammered musical scoring, camera indulgence, etc.).

9/10. ENDURANCE is the greatest example of TRUTH being stranger than fiction, and so much more compelling!

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