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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 2: The Night Before Christmas  (1905)

Slide 2: The Night Before Christmas (1905)

Directed by American innovator Edwin S. Porter, this 1905 9-minute short (inspired by the beloved Clement Clarke Moore poem) gives us one of first glimpses of the snowy realm at the North Pole––as well as a peek at the ever elusive Santa Claus.