'The Viking': A film review in the ‘Camperdown Chronicle’

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Title

'The Viking': A film review in the ‘Camperdown Chronicle’

Subject

Camperdown, Camperdown Chronicle, cinema, Erik the Red, Lief Eriksson, film, films, review, film review, Greenland, Helga, Norseman, pagan, Thorhild, VIC, Victoria, Viking

Description

A film review in the ‘Camperdown Chronicle’ on August 24, 1929 for ‘The Viking’. The review is featured in the ‘Camperdown Theatre: Tonight’s Pictures’ section on page 5. Unlike other reviews of the film, this one focuses on the main actors (for example, ’Pauline Starke dyed her Titian hair to appear’) and characters (Leif Eriksson and Helga, Erik the Red, his wife Thorhild) rather than the ships and costumes. Erik the Red is described as ‘the pagan ruler of Greenland’, while the supporting cast who play ‘the Viking types of Norsemen’ manage to create ‘an appearance as of a lost tribe brought back to life’. This is one of many reviews (some of the others can also be found on the ‘Medievalism on the Page’ section of this website – see Viking Memories and The Viking) which appeared in newspapers around Australia for what was evidently a very popular film.

Creator

Anon.

Source

The National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Camperdown Chronicle

Date

24 August 1929

Rights

Camperdown Chronicle, National Library of Australia

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

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Citation

“'The Viking': A film review in the ‘Camperdown Chronicle’,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 20, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/461.