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Eye on Sound: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

The list of female directors who are unknown to the larger public is a long one. One of them is Lotte Reiniger; the German animation filmmaker is regarded as one of the most talented pioneers in her field. With The Adventures of Prince Achmed, a true animation gem based on One Thousand and One Nights, she made one of the first feature-length animation films. With musical accompaniment by the West Side Trio.

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What would Sergio Leone’s films be without Ennio Morricone’s world-renowned scores? And what remains of Blade Runner without Vangelis’ unworldly synthesizers? Who doesn’t immediately think of Miles Davis’ languid nocturnal jazz in the case of Ascenseur pour l’échafaud? Music and sound are an essential part of the cinematic experience. In fact, they are vital to the experience of film.

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still from The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lotte Reiniger, DE 1926)
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