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Eskimo (1933)

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Posted on March 19, 2021 at 07:47:27
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I saw this film last night on TCM based on a story by Danish explorer Peter Freuchen. Its beauty astounded me. The protagonist Mala was a real Eskimo who performed his own stunts including a real wolf fight. It took several years to make. The hunting scenes were real hunts of walruses, caribou, polar bear, and whales. The language is Inuit with English subtitles.

This is the first film to ever win an Academy Award for Editing (1934 was the first year when an Oscar for Editing was introduced.)

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Good film. Ray Mala was Russian-Jewish and Inupiaq., posted on March 19, 2021 at 09:52:46
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Russian-Eskimo pairings, as you can imagine, were common cultural mixes. His physical features got him roles in Arctic and South Pacific-based films. Born in Candle, AK, on the Kiwalik River south of Kotzebue. Died in Hollywood. Vote one of the top ten Alaskans by Time magazine.

Look up Candle on a Google sat map. It will give a good impression of his background.
Can you imagine the life he had?

 

"Corned whale sandwich, hold the mayo!" nt, posted on March 19, 2021 at 10:47:55
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You just think it's mayo. Indeed, hold it. nt, posted on March 19, 2021 at 11:48:16
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That's what she said, posted on March 19, 2021 at 14:03:13
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"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. "
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That would be "The Inuit". You are hereby CANCELLED!, posted on March 19, 2021 at 20:13:27
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No reprieves here.

 

You should be sitting down, posted on March 19, 2021 at 20:50:41
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Ready for it?

Inupiaq or Inupiat? Have you encountered both terms and wondered what they mean? Here's the breakdown. The word Inupiaq literally means the "real or genuine person". Inuk = person, plus -piaq = real. Inupiaq is used to refer to a person of that cultural group.

Inupiaq is also the name for the language spoken by Inupiat, which spans from the Seward Peninsula to the North Slope, a specific region within the broad Inuit spectrum. Inupiat is the plural form of Inupiaq (singular).

 

RE: You should be sitting down, posted on March 19, 2021 at 21:20:11
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there's the Yupik and the Aleut too ... and over the last 100 years or so all their languages have converged into Eskimo-Aleut; there's even clans running around Siberia ... and they all self identify as 'Eskimo' ... spiffy eh?

regards,

 

I got Deleted for less. And it was funnier., posted on March 19, 2021 at 21:34:22
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Crap.

 

RE: I got Deleted for less. And it was funnier., posted on March 19, 2021 at 21:45:10
rivervalley817
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was it the Eskimo on the broke down snowmobile with mayo on her chin from her blubber sandwich that was asked if she blew a seal joke?

no wonder

 

Nanook of the north, posted on March 20, 2021 at 01:34:49
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was an eskimo film from 1922, that is very good.

 

No, no, it was the Finnish small leafy branch that did me in. , posted on March 20, 2021 at 06:56:59
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Some people don't know Humor even when they step in it.

 

The University of Alaska at Fairbanks sports teams call themselves the Nanooks. nt, posted on March 20, 2021 at 08:12:03
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A native Alaskan friend here in San Diego in named Manook, posted on March 20, 2021 at 09:39:49
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Not Inuit but from yukon river. I gave him a ride once to yearly meeting of a native American corporation that owns all the mineral rights on native American lands. They had a buffet and door prizes of Alaskan delicacies such as smoked salmon and pilot bread(hardtack).

 

RE: No, no, it was the Finnish small leafy branch that did me in. , posted on March 20, 2021 at 12:13:54
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oh. well they don't smoke that around here. what's that on my shoe?

 

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