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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 8: Ice Station Zebra (1968)

Slide 8: Ice Station Zebra (1968)

John Sturges' chilly thriller makes the North Pole the center of a hot Cold War conflict. A Soviet satellite with aerial photos of both US and USSR nuclear weapon sites has crashed by the North Pole. Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine and Jim Brown rush to North Pole on a nuclear sub. But the Russians are also racing to collect the disable satellite, and it looks like they are going collide at obscure weather station, Ice Station Zebra.