More flying horses

And more visions of Muslim art through the lens of Western film.

In 1940 the The Thief of Bagdad won the Academy Awards for Cinematography, Art Direction and Special Effects and was nominated for Original Music Score.

I have such a soft spot for these huge studio films of old. Though the full film is below, it is cued to the scene where the flying horse is assembled before being piloted through the sky.

One response to “More flying horses

  1. Films like that are more like today’s big theater productions and less like today’s movies. I think watching older films like that reminds us that it is all smoke and mirrors and reminds us that we may have a few mirrors lying around. The recent movie Hugo brought out that theme too.

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