The performances in the movie are almost uniformly first-rate. It is a must-see movie. The other problem, which may not bother others, is the very frequent use of modern allusions like a comic monkey-wrench in the hands of a genie and ironic attitudes. Once you have that, you have a success. This certainly interefered with my enjoyment.
The ever-reliable Rufus Sewell and Alan Bates give very enjoyable portrayals of Ali Baba and the Storyteller, respectively, and Jason Scott Lee gives a very amusing turn as Aladdin. More discriminating viewers noted that the acting was on a grade school level despite the big budget of most of the technicolor films she appeared in. Maria Montez was still the madly glamorous South American 'Queen of Technicolor'. Arabian Night also belongs to one of the fantasy-movies which you can also put in the table with Sinbad and the 10th Kingdom. I was surprised to see Andy Serkis in the lineup and wondered how i had missed him since the Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of my favorite films of all time. The movie is less star-studded than a lot of Halmi's films, or at least, many of the stars, being of eastern or African origin, aren't famous in the U. Arabian Nights is a very interesting and nice movie to watch because it takes you to a world of fantasy and mystic, in which the stories told by an Arabian woman, form actually the movie.
Starting with a solid and well-balanced plot, good acting, superb photography and truly inspired music, plus beautiful filming locations, fantastic dressings, special effects and some touches of humor on an epic drama, all you get is top quality entertainment for all the family. So we will find the famous stories about Ali Baba and Aladdin and his wonderlamp. This is pure myth-and-magic candy, people, but unlike most effects-laden tv-series, it gets better. Parents need to know that this isn't a typically sweet fairy tale; this movie has mature content, including abusive husbands, adultery and revenge. After her adoring audience had grown up, they discovered that Maria Africa Vidal de Santo Silas born 1920, died 1951 hadn't done her own singing she was dubbed , nor her own dancing; her ability as an actress was also put into question, but her spell was not tarnished. But in the end, the stories all fall together and actually make sense to what is going on in each scene. Congratulations to its producers, director and stars! This did not have English subtitle but does come with closed caption.
However, the chosen script has been acted well and looks visually stunning, helped by magnificent Turkish and Moroccan backdrops. Harun-Al-Rashid was in Iran Khorasan and definitely after Islam. Jon Hall is a virile and likable hero and Leif Erickson and Edgar Barrier are also good in supporting roles but it is Sabu who leaves the best impression in this picture. A handy way of removing the most distinctive characteristic of one of the cruellest kings in literature also partially removes Shaharazad's underlying motive for telling the stories in the first place, because in the original Shahriar's track record has been proven and the city has been nearly decimated of available young ladies. Shahrazad is depicted as being the first potential victim of the Sultan's wrath, rather than the one to break the mold of his killing spree; thus making Shahriar seem more of a nice guy than he actually was. Do you think one can sell those on e-bay etc. The other day i bought this movie and i don't regret it.
Highly recommend for families with children 8 and over yrs old. Mili Avital and Dougray Scott star as Scheherazade and Shahryar respectively. Don't think too much and let yourself lead back to the old legends of the Middle East, you won't regret it. I know he was not in the story. It left me wanting more, so by that measure at least the film is a success. There's a point about halfway through when you wonder if the stories will come together and if the Sultana will survive after each story.
Events, while never boring, often lose their momentum in magnificent visuals and trivial dialogue. Download Arabian Nights 2014 full movie free. So I can spare some out. It is an ancient technique, as old as any story we know. Us older folks will enjoy it too. Chase scenes, sword fights and comedy are sprinkled throughout the story but it is the vibrant color interiors and exteriors that arrest all attention in this film. It is great fun with a little something for everyone.
Despite the sorcery, stunts, and wonders that abound in the tales, there's nothing childish about Scheherazade's dilemma and ordeal at the hands of Schahriar, which the filmmakers play as straight as any drama about mental illness. This one is a winner. There was nothing i didn't like about this movie, and the fact that it was a tv movie impresses me. Granted he is talented and i felt he gave an admirable performance as the Sultan who couldn't trust his own shadow let another person. I wanted to see what sort of performance Dougray Scott would give in a movie that was not a blockbuster-type. Scheherezade, nevertheless, is intelligibly meh about this thought, and to set back her performance, commences treating Schahriar with a farsighted serial publication of captivating narratives; by going on him fascinated with her legends of hazard and accolade, she promises his affection will buffer and she will be granted to experience. Granted he is a talented and i felt he gave an admirable performance as the Sultan who couldn't trust his own shadow.
Simple words like harem and Allah God were horribly mispronounced. The writer of this film understood the singular advantage of the material and made changes to emphasize the folds: the warring genies played by the same actor; the many bleeds between the framing story and the inner stories, and most particularly in the outer framing layers. All in all a fun, silly movie to watch if you need to get your mind off something :- Enjoy! The special effects are also very good considering the budget limitations of the small screen. The story was supposed to be before Islam otherwise a lot of things would be different; But a lot of Islamic symbols are used in the movie. I love everything about it, the actors and actresses, the intense storytelling, the costumes and the 'mortal lessons'. Schahriar resolves that if he must wed Scheherezade, he will mangle her afterwards their marrying nighttime. Only the good locations, sets and special effects save it from being completely awful.
Unfortunately it was the only movie shoot at Antalya Film Studios which is a great and brand new studio. The essence of the long favorite tale of a sultana who thwarts death by telling tales of imagination and adventure is excellently protrayed. Daily Mirror noted: 'After her performance in this opus, Maria Montez climbs several steps in everybody's estimation. This was a fabulous production. The humorous sections and modern jokes were unexpected, but fun and not overdone. In short: It has all the sence of wonder you expect from a good story book.