Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Arabiana Jones

Boy, I’ll tell you that when this was new, it was great. This was before Lucas and Spielberg made it impossible to have a straight ahead adventure film with no winks at the audience.

This was when special effects were more believable because the monsters were so unlike humans.

This was before Arabs became equated with uncontrollable anger, and instead could be seen as mysterious and wise. Indeed, so thorough is our acceptance of the Arabian perspective here that the inner, more primitive (and unrefined) magic is Hindu. A very cool touch.

Posted in 2010

Ted’s Evaluation — 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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