The Savage Innocents is that movie. Almost 60 years have passed since the making of The Savage Innocents and the present. Spectacular and colorful cinematography in Technirama 70 by Aldo Tonti and Henessy with marvelous landscapes from Arctic where we watch all type of animals : White bears , seals , walrus , oxes , whales , reindeer , Arctic fox. But anyway Inuk cannot follow the Whites' rules for ,in his naive innocence,he is incapable of understanding them,which proves they are not universal. He became much more fascinated with making movies set in diverse locations, and exploring the cultural and ecological issues that the people from these places experienced. It's a movie not a documentary. Quinn is a Savage Innocent in our civilized ways, but he certainly knows how to survive in his environment so the Mounties learn who are sent after him, one of those Mounties being Peter O'Toole.
We didn't see it so much a drama as an exposition of Eskimo now Inuit culture, behavior, and mores that used the story line as a vehicle to help in that process. In my mind the plots are too similar not to be from the same source. After an early body of work filled with noirish thrillers, director Nicholas Ray seemed to have a change of interest in the latter stages of his career. It is an educational journey into innocent tundra social structure if any intermingling occasionally with modern at the time Western culture. And then white man comes into Inuk's world.
Well worth watching for the brooding script and wonderful location. I cant remember which year I saw this film but it was a very long time ago. Yet this wonderful cinematographic masterpiece is not without its flaws. The troopers must decide whether to let the resourceful Inuk help them. But such is the nature of their lives and the environment they live in.
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The dialogue is absolutely ingenious in all its extreme primitivism - the characters have found themselves very well in this totally alien mentality of thinking in terms of extreme basics. Some pretty gruesome things happen during The Savage Innocents, but within the context of the film they are not really gruesome at all. Only filmographies and posters as bonus features. I also just finished reading Kabloona a book written by a white Frenchman in the later 1930s about the Eskimo Culture. This enables you to watch the video without an Internet connection. The title stayed in my head though.
Anthony Quinn's performance as Inuk is fantastic, equal measure good-natured forwardness and unreserved honesty. We watch is all the time. A live dog would have warmed a person as well as pull you to a place you could get help. Inuk is viewed as a murderer purely because white man has imposed his own laws upon the land. The innocence of these people was highlighted in the scene where Anthony Quinn came back to his igloo and found that his wife had given birth.
The arctic icefield is a place, like the desert of , where Man can reveal himself and where the laws and morals of our modern civilizations appear in their vacuity. Or we would have eaten the animal should the need arise. So begins the glacial odyssey of one man against two worlds, his own and that of white man. In Wild North, Granger accidentally kills a man and is arrested by Wilde a Canadian Mounted Policeman. For more information, go to the. Yes we would surely have given thanks to the animal spirits. For instance when the aged decided the time was right, they would just sit out on the ice one night, never to be seen again.
After Inuk is later caught by a pair of troopers who seek to return him for a trial, they face a blizzard. The Savage Innocents also reveals a great deal about the Eskimo way of life, including their struggle to survive in an extreme environment and their attempts to cling to their culture even as Western influences begin to dominate. Having lived in Alaska for 30 years, I am sure there were no Eskimos in Alaska in the 1950s who did not know about firearms. Otherwise, they all may perish in the storm. I remember this film as an accurate description of Inuit culture and mores of the time. When the missionary refuses this offer with disdain, an angered Inuk attacks and accidentally kills him. No film illustrates his enthusiasm for cultural diversity more than The Savage Innocents, a powerful, intelligent and informative film about Eskimo existence.