Robert J. Flaherty

Robert Joseph Flaherty (* 16. February 1884 in Iron Mountain, Michigan; † 23. July 1951 in stupid clay/tone, Vermont) was a documentary film producer, that among other things the first long American documentary film Nanuk, which turned Eskimo (1922).

Flaherty pulled the handy Newman Sinclair - movie camera the heavy models of its time forwards, there it for its singular Inuit - to documentation film Nanook OF the North to be independent had. At the low temperatures it could itself on the experiences of the British Mount Everest - expedition leave. Its model knows a strong version from steel up, which permitted also long focal lengths due to its weight.

Flahertys work was trailblazing, despite a certain Neorealismus, for the classical documentary film.



  • Flaherty, Robert J., Samoa, Berlin: Hobbing, 1932
  • Robert Flaherty, Hrsg.: National film archives of the GDR from cause of the retrospective Robert Flaherty for VII. International Leipziger dokumentar and short film week, 1964
  • Murphy, William Thomas, Robert Flaherty; A guide ton of references and of resources, bad clay/tone, measure.: Resound, to 1978
  • Paul Rotha, Robert J. Flaherty: A Biography, Univ OF Pennsylvania press 1984
  • smelling pool of broadcasting corporations bar SAM, The vision OF Robert Flaherty: The kindist As Myth and Filmmaker, Indiana University press 1988
  • Robert J. Christopher, Robert & Frances Flaherty: A Documentary would run, 1883-1922, McGill Queen's University presses 2005

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