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Nugget of Knowledge: Green weather wall

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A scene featuring a genie escaping from a bottle was the first use of what was then a blue screen for the movie, “The Thief of Bagdad” in 1940. The film won the Academy Award for Best Special Effects that year. Of all the colors in the spectrum, why ...

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Was Aladdin Originally Arab, Indian or Chinese?

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“Aladdin, which most people today associate with Persia and the Middle East thanks to films such as The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and Disney's Aladdin (1992), was one of the more popular nineteenth-century productions set in China because of its romantic ...

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5 times Disney was questionably 'inspired' by other films

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Yes, The Thief of Bagdad features mostly European actors in Arab roles (although generally not in “Arab-face”), but it never explicitly dismisses Golden Age Islamic society as “barbaric,” as Aladdin does in its opening song, and it doesn't feature ...

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Film Picks: RetroArthouse Film Series at Durham's Carolina Theatre

News & Observer
... aux Folles” (1978); Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan's “The Thief of Bagdad” (1940); Peter Brooks' “The Lord of the Flies” (1963); David Lynch's “Eraserhead” (1977); Peter Weir's “Gallipoli” (1981); and Wim Wenders' “Wings of Desire ...

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