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How the Myth was Made: a Study of Robert Flaherty’s Man of Aran

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jun 17, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw George Stoney’s #HowtheMythwasMade. A superb work of film-scholarship, identifying & filling the gaps Flaherty left, …

… the errors Flaherty made. At the same time it communicates the ultimate resonance & nobility of the great film, & its great filmmaker.

#HowtheMythwasMade. A nice balance: sincere & celebrating, frankly critical. It can, it must, it can be done!

#HowtheMythwasMade demonstrates the value, the necessity, the pleasure of multiple sources …

… Unlike athletics or box-office battles, one voice needn’t displace another. Rather, this is the gestalt of scholarship …

… the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, & certainly of each individual part.