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Finding the North Pole in Film

Posted December 09, 2009 to photo album "Finding the North Pole in Film"

A FilmInFocus slideshow looks at the many North Poles of film.

Slide 1: Introduction
Slide 2: The Night Before Christmas  (1905)
Slide 3: Conquest of the North Pole (1912)
Slide 4: Felix Hits the North (1921)
Slide 5: The Amundsen Polar Flight (1925)
Slide 6: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Slide 7: The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966)
Slide 8: Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Slide 9: Superman II (1980)
Slide 10: Elf (2003)
Slide 11: Deep Shock (2003)
Slide 12: Polar Express (2004)
Slide 13: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Slide 14: The Golden Compass (2007)
Slide 15: Death in Santaland (2007)
Slide 16: A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
Slide 15: Death in Santaland (2007)

Slide 15: Death in Santaland (2007)

The town of North Pole, Alaska––an actual municipality established in 1953 to become a tourist destination––had its halls decked with scandal in April 2003 when a group of 13-year-olds were arrested for plotting the murder of their teachers and fellow students. In this BBC documentary, filmmaker Jon Ronson travels to the North Pole to find out how such evil could exist in community where the adults still dress as elves.