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Robert J. Flaherty

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Born: 16 February 1884 Died: 23 July 1951

Country of origin: United States


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Description: Robert Joseph Flaherty was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature-length documentary film, Nanook of the North (1922). The film made his reputation and nothing in his later life fully equaled its success, although he continued the development of this new genre of docufiction, e.g. with Moana (1926), set in the South Seas, and Man of Aran (1934), filmed in Ireland's Aran Islands. He is considered the "Father" of both documentary and ethnographic film. Flaherty was married to writer Frances H. Flaherty from 1914 until his death in 1951. Frances worked on several of h ... (more)
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Rating:
7.5
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2. Tabu (1931)
Rating:
7.3
97 Watched
3. Louisiana Story (1948)
Rating:
7.1
35 want to see
4. Man of Aran (1934)
Rating:
7.5
42 Watched
5. Moana (1926)
Rating:
7
8 Watched




Movies directed by

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
Rating:
7.5
217 Watched
2. Louisiana Story (1948)
Rating:
7.1
35 want to see
3. Man of Aran (1934)
Rating:
7.5
42 Watched
4. Moana (1926)
Rating:
7
8 Watched
5. Elephant Boy (1937)
Rating:
8
7 Watched




Movies

1. The Land (1942)
Rating:
6
1 want to see





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