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Collection Details


Collection Name: Robert J. Flaherty Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/flah.html
Dates Spanned: 1973-1974
Description: Friends and associates discuss Robert Joseph Flaherty (1884-1951) and his extraordinary accomplishments as a filmmaker. The memoirs include materials on his philosophy in making documentary films, his lack of preconception, his sense of industrial landscape, and his treatment of their work. The making of Louisiana Story (1946-1948) is described in detail. There is material also on Nanook of the North, Man of Aran, The Land, and Moana of the South Seas. Several interviewees weigh his technical contributions and his influence in other filmmakers.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Interviews: [37 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Biography; Intellectual life
ASP Subjects: Arts--United States; Biography; Motion picture industry; Motion picture producers and directors; Motion pictures; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: Filmmakers; Robert J. Flaherty
Collection Code: OHC0000833